In-Person – Whittling Klubb

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

In-Person – Whittling Klubb

Tuesdays, 6 weeks, Oct 26-Nov 30 with Stephanie Hughes

Ages 10-17 (Grades 5th - 12th)
Level of Instruction
This program is designed for youth grade 5th to 12th.
$50.00 Members
$50.00 Non-members

Do you know someone who carves wood? Did you ever wonder how they learned to do it? Here’s your opportunity to take your first steps toward becoming a whittler. You’ll learn a variety of different types of carving from an experienced teacher. Discover all the different things you can make with some wood, a knife, and your imagination. This section of Whittling Klubb is for beginners.

Vesterheim Folk Art School does not provide a walking school bus for Whittling Klubb, but for participants coming from Carrie Lee, parents can coordinate through the CL office for students to meet and walk to Vesterheim together.


***This class is an in-person class at the Vesterheim Folk Art School in Decorah, Iowa***

Please read our COVID-19 Policies here.


The Folk Art greatly values the health and safety of its learners, teachers, and staff and is continuously monitoring local and national COVID-19 statistics, government recommendations, and peer institution guidelines. As with any activity in a public place, there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms related to COVID-19 infection, please stay home. By registering for a class, attending a program, or visiting the Folk Art School, you voluntarily assume all risks related to COVID-19 exposure and assume them willingly and you agree to follow Vesterheim's COVID-19 policies. Thank you for your continued patience, understanding, and respect for the safety of our community as we navigate these difficult times. If you have additional questions, please contact Josh Torkelson, On-Site Program Coordinator, at or call 563-382-9681.


Enrollment Deadline: October 4, 2021

Registration for this class has closed.

About the Instructor

Stephanie Hughes

Stephanie Hughes

Stephanie Hughes of Decorah, Iowa, is a graduate of Luther College and works as a computer programmer. She took her first woodcarving class at Vesterheim in the summer of 2018 and was immediately hooked. She is excited to be involved with the after-school Whittling Klubb to help younger generations learn and continue folk-art traditions.