Not Your Mama's Dala Horse: Carving Unicorns (SOLD OUT)

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Not Your Mama's Dala Horse: Carving Unicorns (SOLD OUT)

Wednesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 2021 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CT) with Mike Loeffler

Level of Instruction
All levels.
$125.00 Members
$125.00 Non-members

Interested in carving but don't want to start on a traditional project? Carve a folk-inspired unicorn with Mike Loeffler!

Together, we will go through safe knife holds and the steps to carve safely and efficiently. Carving is just as safe as cooking at home. Students only need good hand strength and some flexibility.

Please wear pants and close-toed shoes.

This class includes a kit shipped to your home with a unicorn carving blank, a Mora 120 sloyd knife, carving gloves, acrylic paint, brushes, and a special treat from Vesterheim (a $60 value). Kits will have everything you need to continue carving, long after class.  If you are left-handed, please email to make sure we get you the right tools!

If you are registering for this class in a location outside the contiguous United States, additional shipping charges may apply. Please contact when you register for more information. 

Supplies: A computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.

Special Instructions: You will receive a link to the Zoom sessions by email sometime during the week prior to the first group meeting.

Enrollment Deadline: February 21, 2021

Registration for this class has closed.

About the Instructor

Mike Loeffler

Mike Loeffler

Mike is a woodworker and carpenter inspired by the natural materials of the forested landscapes he loves. Although he was always fascinated with wood, he had the opportunity to explore craft through an internship at North House in 2011. He later participated in the Artisan Development Program (2018-2019) at North House deepening his knowledge of craft and education. Mike explores fågelskålar (bird-shaped ale bowls), small furniture design, as well as traditional building techniques. He gets great enjoyment from “lighting the spark” and encouraging people to connect to themselves and a larger craft community through handwork.

Learn more: Watch this video, Norwegian Timber Framingwhere Mike Loeffler explores Norwegian timbered building styles and techniques.