This traditional carving class, taught by world renown Alexander Grabovetskiy , will give you the skills to add creative, unique details to all your wood working projects.
This class will advance your abilities, no matter if you are new to carving or have been working on your skills for a while.
In this extended one day class you will practice of carving approaches, techniques and use a wide array of carving tools while making a rosette.
During the class we will touch upon:
How to Sharpen Wood Carving Tools
Learn how to design and sharpen your tools so that you have better control and a more versatile woodcarving chisel. You will learn to sharpen with the confidence and efficiency. Sharp tools that easily bite into the wood and do not skate are an important ingredient for woodcarving with intent.
How to Design Wood Carvings
Learn how to design your wood carving projects using references and sources of imagery as well as the techniques of drawing in the classical tradition. This approach to building your design will expand your imagination and the steps to creating your own projects will start to come more easily to you.
The bulk of the day will be focused on hands on time
How to Carve
Learn the mechanical steps in the process of carving including how to handle your carving tools. You will learn how to rough out the beginnings of your project and how to do the delicate detailing at the end. You will learn good hand technique.
Wood carving is a skill where you use your body as well as your hand to control of the gouges. Wood carving is all in the technique and learning the correct body mechanic steps will makes it flow much more easily. You will start by working on a few simple boards that will include the techniques of using gouges to do the majority of outlining and defining the lines of the designs and then move on from there.
There will also be a discussion of how to make the tools do a variety of cuts, even when the wood grain is not cooperating!
Tools Needed: Carving Tool List
Please note that Woodcraft Clearwater FL offers a 15% discount to Florida School of Woodwork students. You may also call the School at 813 223 3490 and arrange to have these tools purchased on your behalf and ready for you on arrival to your class.
In order to help you get the most out of the day the School will provide a light breakfast, lunch, and snacks. We will keep you fueled!
Fees: Tuition: $200 per person
Studio & Materials Fee: Included
Registration Fee: $45 one time