Carve your own wall hooks in this intro to green woodcarving class. Students will learn how to efficiently and safely create wall hooks using traditional Scandinavian knife carving techniques. Hooks will be made of freshly cut wood, aka "green" wood, drying, finishing, and tool sharpening will be discussed. All levels welcome.
The class fee includes tool rental, materials, and safety gloves. Please wear pants and closed toed shoes (even in your own home). Set up in a sweepable area, we are going to make some wood chips!
This course will be held over Zoom. It is limited to 10 people in order to offer more interaction with peers and instructor. The zoom link will be emailed to students after signing up for the course.
This course has 2 free seats for the BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) community to take this course at cost for the materials fee of $24. Fireweed believes in wealth re-distribution while our nation has still not offered proper reparations to marginalized communities. The course registration will be waived for individuals who identify as BIPOC.
Course materials include: hook blank, straight knife rental, drill bit, and cut proof glove rental. Materials can be picked up AND dropped off for local students at East Lake Library in in Minneapolis: GOOGLE MAP Out of state students will be given the option of requesting shipping and a return shipment envelope for an additional $20.00. (covers to & from priority shipping).
Taught by Angela (@robins.angela) (www.angelarobins.com)
Angela Robins is a woodworker and educator, inspired by Scandinavian and Japanese wooden crafts, particularly the boat and the bowl. From axe carving to wood turning on the lathe, she works primarily with freshly cut wood and seeks to create forms with satisfying curves. She has taught boatbuilding at the youth empowerment organisation, Urban Boatbuilders, and bowl turning and woodcarving at the North House Folk School. She first got inspired to start teaching woodworking after working at and all-girls trade exploration camp called Rosie's Girls in Vermont. She is excited to be part of the community at Fireweed Woodshop.
$50 class + $24 materials = $74 total
Cost breakdown for $50 class:
Instructor receives $20
Admin receives $5
Tool purchases/upkeep $15
Website/zoom subscription $10
Materials cost breakdown $24:
walnut oil $2
Prep time $11 ( have to get fresh cut wood for this)
Shipping of hooks to MN $9
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.
Now offering sliding scale pricing! We know the pandemic has effected people in different ways and want to keep woodworking accessible. Suggested admission is $45, but we now have a $20 admission option and a pay it forward option.
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