Learn how to carve a spoon from a fresh cut tree using traditional Nordic carving techniques. We cover tree anatomy, axing out a blank (roughed out spoon shape), knife holds for the hook & sloyd knife, drying, and finishing. This class is great for the beginner or the person wanting to learn Sloyd style carving. The class fee includes tool rental, materials, a finishing kit, and safety gloves. Please wear pants and close toed-shoes, as we are going to make some wood chips!
This course will be held at Fireweed Woodshop in the Prospect Park neighborhood in Minneapolis (address to be confirmed in follow up email). It is limited to 10 people in order to offer more interaction with peers and instructor and to prevent the spread of covid-19, please do not attend class if feeling ill, we will refund you. All students are required to wear a mask. What is Fireweed's Covid policy? FAQ here
This course has 3 free seats for the BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) community to take this course at cost for the materials fee of $20. 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: spoon blank, straight knife & hook knife rental, finishing kit, and cut-proof glove rental.
Tools are provided during class, but it is optional to buy your own set to take home after class from Jack's Hardware!
Taught by Jess LINK to bio
Cost breakdown for $45 class:
Instructor receives $20
Admin receives $5
Tool purchases $10
Website subscription $10
Materials cost breakdown $20:
Tools upkeep $5
Prep time $11 ( have to get fresh cut wood for this)
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 $65, but we now have a $20 admission option and a pay it forward option, and a sliding scale option.
Need a scholarship? We got you! Just email us email@example.com, tell us what you can afford and we will cover the rest. No questions asked.