UPCOMING 1 & 2 DAY CHIP CARVING WORKSHOPS:
Lost Art Press, Covington KY, Saturday & Sunday July 7 & 8 (SOLD OUT - Join the waiting list in case a spot opens up!)
Tools For Working Wood, Brooklyn NY, Saturday July 14
Townsend Atelier, Chattanooga TN, Saturday & Sunday August 25 & 26
We'll focus on the crucial points of knife technique and navigating grain direction as the primary means of producing clean, precise carvings. We'll also cover options for finishing completed carvings. We'll talk about design considerations specific to chip carving, look at traditional and contemporary examples of chip carving from around the world, and complete a final project in the form of a small decorative wall hanging.
What's the difference between one and two-day workshop? In both the workshops you'll learn the basics of chip carving technique through the guided completion of a practice board and have a chance to complete a small decorative carving (completing the "final project" within the allotted class time of a one-day class varies from student to student.) Two-day workshops allow the class to spend additional time on sharpening skills, skill-building exercises, surveying some extended techniques and applications such as carving lettering, and experimenting with different finishing techniques.
In short, both classes will prepare you to continue chip carving on your own, and the two-day class gives you a chance to dig a littler deeper into techniques and applications with guidance along the way.