Woodcarving 1: Relief Basics - Open to All

  • 10/13/2019
  • 10:15 AM - 6:00 PM
  • CoWorking Area @180Studios
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WoodCarving Class #1 Relief Basics- Learn the art of traditional wood carving. In this one day class, students will learn the fundamental steps to carve a relief, classically inspired design using full size, hand carving tools. Instruction by woodcarver/sculptor Carleen Weirauch. 

Carleen will demonstrate step-by-step, the basics of wood carving with full size hand tools and offer individual tips and instruction to each student as needed. By the end of the class students will have a hand carved panel that can be hung on a wall or incorporated into future projects here at 180 Studios. This class is a great introduction for woodworkers of all skill levels to incorporate this ancient craft into their projects. 


Wood carving basic skills you will learn:


1) tool safety

2) tool identification and hand hold positions

3) securing your wood to a work surface to safely carve

4) transferring designs from paper onto wood

5) carving safely with a v-chisel (parting tool) and an assortment of curved gouges. In this class we will be carving with intermediate and full size 8”-11” long handled carving tools. 

6) Introduction to basic carving strategies and techniques

* Tools will be provided by 180 Studios for the class but if you have some of your own intermediate or full size carving tools feel free to bring them with you. 

A 30 minute lunch break will happen midway.  You can either brown bag a lunch and use our kitchen.  Or have food delivered. 

Price: 

Member $80

Non-Member $100 

Companion Classes:

  • CLASS #1 is recommended for students interested in taking the Intro to Wood Carving, CLASS #2 11/17
  • Wood Carving Masters Series offered later in the new year featuring special guest Master Carvers over a number of weeks.
  • Tool & Knife Sharpening Class 9/24
  • Tool Roll Class 10/03
  • Hand Tooled Furniture Series 11/2, 11/3, 11/10, 11/11

Teacher Biography:

Carleen Weirauch apprenticed as a wood carver at Reed Bros. Furniture in Sebastopol in the `90s where she stayed on to carve furniture backs, headboards, chair rails etc. under the direction of Master carvers Duncan Reed, Jason Todd and Paul Hampton; all students of Alfred Durney. Alfred Durney was an apprentice of Charles Marshall Sayres, who led the Carmel, California School Of Woodcarving in the `20s that combined Spanish designs found in local monasteries with other European designs. 


Carleen’s current work is all deeply informed by her traditional wood carving background. She continues to carve custom wood signs and fabricates sculptural pieces out of a broad range of mediums for props, displays and exhibits. She has also maintained her relationship with Reed Bros. Furniture, primarily as a designer of custom carving patterns. Carleen simultaneously operates a small farm with her husband in Santa Rosa and is a volunteer here at 180 Studios. 


Carleen is available on Wednesdays from 2-6 PM if you have any questions regarding this upcoming class. 

You can also email her at: carleen@180studios.org