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Introduction to Chip Carving

chip carving tools
When: Sunday, Sep 12, 2021 until Monday, Sep 13, 2021 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: $235 nonmembers | $195 members

This course will introduce students to the traditional craft of chip carving - a type of woodcarving in which a small knife is used to incise decorative floral and geometric designs into basswood or butternut. The design is created by the removal of small pieces (chips) of the wood.

Chip carving is an ancient, traditional craft. Chip carved plates, jewelry and keepsake boxes, trays, breadboards, furniture and other items can make wonderful gifts and also decorate the home with traditional motifs.

Some previous carving experience is helpful, but not necessary. Students will learn to carve a variety of practice designs already drawn on a board and may complete a round ornament as well.

Chip carving knives will be supplied by the school. Students wishing to purchase a chip carving knife should do so from either or An Introductory Chip Carving book may be helpful as well.

  •  Sat April 10, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  •  Sun April 11, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  •  Sat July 10, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  •  Sun July 11, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  •  Sat September 11, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  •  Sun September 12, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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