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Introduction to Chip Carving for Women and Non-binary Carvers

  • 21 October 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom
  • 0


  • If you identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color, we have 4 seats available for the cost of materials alone. If you need your materials mailed to you please email us at jess@womenswoodshop.com and shipping will be covered as well.

    Materials fee
  • Class =$45
    Materials =$15
    Shipping not included.

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An online introduction to chip carving - a versatile style of folk carving using inexpensive and simple tools taught by the talented Aspen Golann. Aspen will demonstrate essential cuts and shapes that you can use to adorn furniture, boxes, utensils, any kind of decorative or functional woodwork. We will cover design layout, traditional motifs, and contemporary designs.

Learn to use a traditional cut knife for use in soft woods, and a straight chisel for hardwood and furniture applications. Whether you are just starting out or looking for a new way to apply a lifetime of woodworking experience, chip carving is an exciting and accessible craft. We will cover tools, wood selection, grips, straight and curved cuts, Roman letters, carving design and layout, and straight chisel techniques to carve in furniture grade hardwoods.

October 21 6:00-8:30 central time

This course will be held over Zoom. It is limited to 8 people in order to offer more more interaction with peers and instructor. The zoom link will be emailed to students after signing up for the course.

Course materials include: practice Basswood Boards, flexcut chipcarving knife rental, and cut proof glove rental. Materials can be picked up/dropped off for local students at location near Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis. This address will be emailed to students upon registration. Out of state students will be given the option of requesting shipping and a return shipment envelope for an additional $18.00. (covers to & from shipping). 

This course has 4 sponsored seats for the BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) community to take this course at cost for the materials fee of $15. Women's Woodshop believes in wealth re-distribution while our nation has still not offered proper reparations to marginalized communities.  The course registration and shipping fee will be waived for individuals who identify as BIPOC.


Cost breakdown for $45 class:

Instructor receives $20

Admin receives $5

Tool purchases/upkeep (initial class is actually $20) $10

Website/zoom subscription $10

Materials cost breakdown $15:

Wood $10

Prep time $5

What's this new thing? We are exercising better transparency and want folks to know what goes into a class and why they cost what they do.


Need a scholarship? We got you! Just email us womenswoodshop@gmail.com, tell us what you can afford and we will cover the rest. No questions asked. 

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