Introduction to Greenwood Spoon Carving with Tad Kepley (Session #1)

Learn to carve a spoon from green wood using just a few hand tools. Start with a hatchet, straight knife, and hook knife to create a functional item that can be used on a daily basis. Learn a new hobby or sharpen your skills with a relaxing and therapeutic craft. All skill levels are welcome […]

Steam Bending Wood Spatulas with Tom Bartlett of Sylva Spoon (Part 1)

This workshop is split between two sessions on Friday and Sunday.Steam bending greenwood is an ancient realm of woodworking that requires time for drying after steaming, so this is a two part class with one session Friday and another Sunday hopefully after the spatulas have time to dry. The first class will include preparing billets, […]

Kolrosing with Liesl Chatman (Session #1)

Liesl will fly in from Minnesota to teach a fabulous Scandinavian technique called Kolrosing (coal-rose-ing), where pigments are added to finely etched line drawings to create lovely images on spoons.You may carve on your own spoon, spreader or similar item if it has been carved from fine-grained wood like aspen, birch, basswood, maple, sycamore or […]

Learn to Stay Sharp with Oliver Pratt and Bart Moyers (Session #1)

Sharpening is the bedrock skill of all edge tool work. Without a good edge a tool will be much more difficult to use and will cause a lot of frustration very quickly. In this class we will discuss different sharpening materials, from water stones to diamond stones to sandpaper, as well as a few techniques […]

Butter Spreader with Ty Thornock (Session #1)

In this course will be introduced to safe knife handling and will take a pre-axed butter spreader to a finished product. They will learn 4 to 5 safe knife techniques and how to read the grain on a piece of wood to cut cleanly. We will discuss common beginner carving problems and how to address […]

SOLD OUT! Spoon Carving 101 with Emilie Rigby (Session #1)

We will go through the entire process of spoon carving, from log to finished spoon while learning how to safely use a saw, hook knife, and straight knife. The class blends demo time and work time in order to maximize learning. We take regular breaks for show-and-tell. You’ll leave the class with a head full […]

Learn to Stay Sharp with Oliver Pratt and Bart Moyers (Session #2)

Sharpening is the bedrock skill of all edge tool work. Without a good edge a tool will be much more difficult to use and will cause a lot of frustration very quickly. In this class we will discuss different sharpening materials, from water stones to diamond stones to sandpaper, as well as a few techniques […]

Stool Making with Terry Ratliff (Part 1)

This is a 2-day workshop and must be purchased through the Deluxe Package. Post and rung stools are a great way to learn rustic chair making techniques. In this two day class Terry will guide you on your wet to dry joinery journey. There are two options for seats on the stools, one is to use […]

Bowl Carving with Mike Cundall

This day-long class will cover the basics of bowl carving. We begin with the log then hew and shape the blank. We'll walk through the important aspects of what sort of wood is best for bowls, how to choose an appropriate blank, and how to think about design. We will then commence to working with […]

Dala Horse with Ty Thornock (Session #1)

Dala horses are a traditional Swedish craft originating from the region of Dalarna. Students will take a sawn pine blank and learn to carve facets and remove saw marks. They will have the chance to look at photos of dala horses and, if time allows, paint them. The focus of the course is to teach […]