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.
Tuition $210. Member Tuition $170.
NOTE: Students will need to order their beginning wood carving kit from the following website: www.mychipcarving.com or call 1-866-444-6996. We recommend the Gold Edition Primary Kit. Call or email our instructor, Dennis Wilson with any questions you may have at 518-494-3198, or firstname.lastname@example.org.