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ONLINE: Introduction to Spoon Carving

8 April, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Wood carved spoonsLearn how to carve a spoon from a fresh-cut tree using traditional Nordic carving techniques. Jess Hirsch will lead students through the process of carving a spoon over Zoom, using a prepared wooden blank. Jess cover tree anatomy, axing out a blank (roughed out spoon shape), knife holds for the hook and sloyd knife, drying, and finishing – from tree to spoon! This class is great for the beginner or the person wanting to learn Sloyd-style carving. Together students will go through safe knife holds and the steps to carve their very own cooking spoon! Carving is just as safe as cooking at home – students only need good hand strength and flexibility to carve their own spoon.

Please wear pants and close-toed shoes.

This class is one Zoom session on Thursday, April 8, 2021 (5:00-8:00 pm CT).

This class includes a kit with a Morakniv 120 carving knife, a Morakniv 164 hook carving knife, spoon blank, sandpaper, oil, and carving gloves (a $75 value). Kits will be shipped to students and will have everything you need to continue carving, long after the class. If you are left-handed, please email jtorkelson@vesterheim.org to make sure we get you the right tools! Tools are required for this class and included in the class fee.

If you are registering for this class in a location outside the contiguous United States, additional shipping charges may apply. Please contact jtorkelson@vesterheim.org before you register for more information.

Supplies: A computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.

Special Instructions: When registering for the class, please make sure to use the address you’d like the kit shipped to, and the email address you’d like the Zoom meeting invitations sent to. You will receive links to the Zoom sessions by email sometime during the week prior to the class. If this class is a gift, please sign up with the recipient’s mailing and email addresses or be prepared to forward all communications and/or kit supplies.

Enrollment Deadline: March 25, 2021. Enroll here.

Tuition: $120.00 Members, $135.00 Non-members


8 April, 2021
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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