Jock will teach the sign-making process, including design, layout, carving, painting, and finishing options while you work on a personal project. Whether it will hang at the cabin, in the garden, or at a business, a handcrafted sign is a great addition to your place. Day one focuses on design and layout, with days two and three spent carving the sign. Finishing options will be discussed on day four, so that you will leave with a clear idea of how to paint and complete your carved sign. Maximum project size is 48 x 12 inches. There will be a materials fee of $25-$50.
Jock Holmen, “The Norwegian Termite,” has been a professional woodcarver for over 30 years. He is a Gold Medalist and won the First Place Carving Award at the 2005 Northern Woods Exhibition in Minneapolis. In addition to his commissioned projects, Jock is a contributing editor to American Woodworker magazine and teaches woodcarving classes. He has received training and tutoring from various American and Norwegian master carvers.