- Level of Instruction
- All Levels.
- Jock Holmen's home, 13836 Sunset Lake Dr., Burnsville, Minnesota
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.
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About the Instructor
Jock Holmen has been a professional woodcarver for over 40 years. He began his career at Baker Furniture in Michigan, and started his company, Norwegian Termite, in 1979 in Chicago. He won his first woodcarving award at Vesterheim’s National Norwegian-American Folk Art Exhibition, to be followed by several other awards, including achieving his Vesterheim Gold Medal status in 2010. He has received training and tutoring from various American and Norwegian master carvers, including Hans Sandom, Phillip Odden, and Bjarte Aarseth. Specializing in design and hand carving in the Scandinavian traditions, Jock teaches classes in flat-plane figure carving, Norwegian acanthus, timber carving, lettering, and other woodcarving techniques at North House Folk School, Milan Village Arts School, Colonial Williamsburg’s Cabinet Shop, and in his home studio. Jock demonstrates woodcarving, drawing, and tool sharpening at various festivals, events, and retail outlets in the area. Some of his recent significant projects include: design and carve exterior post, Ingebretsen’s Scandinavian Gifts, Minneapolis; Corbel restoration, Coffey Hall, University of Minnesota; and restoration of Gavioli and other music machines and carousel, Sanfilippo Collection, Barrington, IL. Jock is the past president of the Viking Woodcarvers Club, Bloomington, Minnesota; a lifetime member of Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum; a charter member of Norway House; and co-leader of the Burnsville Senior Center Woodcarvers group.