Give the most awesome and lasting Christmas gifts possible this year—something you’ve made yourself! How about giving a hand-carved holiday figure to a very young family member or neighbor? Warm to the touch, with a safe finish, wood is a great alternative to plastic. Harley will cover all aspects of figure carving. There will be a materials fee.
Harley Refsal is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist who has taught Scandinavian figure carving throughout the United States and Norway. He was honored by H. M. Harald V, King of Norway, with the St. Olav Medal of Honor for his efforts in reinvigorating Scandinavian figure carving in both the United States and Norway. A retired professor of Scandinavian folk art at Luther College in Decorah, he also regularly demonstrates and gives many presentations about Norwegian folk art and traditions. He is the author of several books. Harley was named the 2012 Woodcarver of the Year by the magazine Wood Carving Illustrated.