This class will be a mixture of carving Bill’s original figures and studying the knife strokes of carvers past. A long-bladed carving knife and a small V palm gouge are all the tools you need. Acrylic painting and finishing supplies will be furnished. Bandsawn basswood blanks will be available for purchase. There is a small materials fee, payable to the instructor.
Bill Jaeger is a figure carver in the traditional Swedish-Norwegian style. His interest in wood carving led him to carving classes at the Sätergläntan folk school in Sweden. He has been teaching carving at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis since 2002. Bill’s theory of teaching is to learn the history, understand the technique, and create a hobby for life. He earned his Vesterheim Gold Medal in 2009.