Large-Scale Dragon Carving

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Large-Scale Dragon Carving

October 10-13, 2019 with Jock Holmen

Youth ages 12-17 receive a 25% discount with participating adult.
Level of Instruction
Advanced beginner.
$270.00 Members
$320.00 Non-members

You will be able to choose from four different projects, utilizing dragonstyle carving techniques. These could be used for door casings, door headers, ends of eaves, or wall hangings. Let your imagination be your guide. There will be an optional sharpening session the evening before the class begins. There is a $25-$100 materials fee, based on the scale of the project chosen, which is payable to the instructor. The instructor will contact students prior to class to discuss their specific projects and expectations.

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About the Instructor

Jock Holmen
Jock Holmen
Jock Holmen

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.