Learn to design and carve decorative embellishments on a porch post, door surround, or a mantel beam. Take home a work of art that will be a family heirloom for years to come. On day one, we will focus on layout and design, moving to physical carving on days two and three. On day four we will include a discussion of various finishing options. An appropriate post for the project may be purchased from Vesterheim. There will be an optional sharpening session the evening before the class begins. There is a small fee for this session, payable to the instructor.
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.