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  • Letter Incising in Wood
    numbers These skills can be utilized for projects as prominent as road signs and as discreet as a small smiling face that only the most observant passerby will notice There will be a number of tools available for you to try including a variety of chisels and v gouges but much can be accomplished with a simple carving knife This type of carving is a great skill for anyone who works in wood Feel free to bring a small project you have in mind or simply practice before you dig into a big project Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Related Things to do in Decorah and Winneshiek County Decorah Iowa in Winneshiek County is a great place to visit It s a warm and vibrant town with beautiful scenery plenty of outdoor recreation cultural and historic venues with numerous events and festivals plus a thriving artist community Read More Folk Art School Find a Class Fiber Arts Food Traditions Jewelry and Wirework Knifemaking and Metalworking Rosemaling and Painting Woodworking Writing Registration and Policies Our Instructors About Our School Our Unique History Facilities Ordering Your Supplies Rosemaling Letter Home

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/woodworking/2016-05-06-letter-incising-wood-holmen/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Introduction to Post and Beam Carving
    advance instructor approval Students may bring their own carving tools no palm tools Carving tools will be available for student use during class and available for purchase Learn how to carve a timber for a front porch post garden trellis door casing or door header You will carve a basic design into one 6 x 6 beam using hand tools On day one we will focus on design moving to physical carving on days two and three We ll add texture detail and refinement as time allows Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Related Things to do in Decorah and Winneshiek County Decorah Iowa in Winneshiek County is a great place to visit It s a warm and vibrant town with beautiful scenery plenty of outdoor recreation cultural and historic venues with numerous events and festivals plus a thriving artist community Read More Folk Art School Find a Class Fiber Arts Food Traditions Jewelry and Wirework Knifemaking and Metalworking Rosemaling and Painting Woodworking Writing Registration and Policies Our Instructors About Our School Our Unique History Facilities Ordering Your Supplies Rosemaling Letter Home Folk Art School Find a Class Woodworking

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/woodworking/2016-05-09-intro-post-beam-carving-holmen/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Acanthus Woodcarving—Beginning and Intermediate
    basic techniques of working with wood grain the elements of design and the use and care of wood carving tools About the Instructor Hans Sandom Hans Sandom is an immigrant from Foldal Norway He began carving over 40 years ago and has taught at Vesterheim every year since 1987 Influenced by Leif Melgaard his work has received attention for its perfection of design and precision of craftsmanship Sandom s work has been featured in several exhibitions including Norwegian Folk Art The Migration of a Tradition the traveling exhibition curated by Marion Nelson former Vesterheim Executive Director Hans is a featured author in Vesterheim magazine Vol 3 No 2 dedicated to woodworking and is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Related Things to do in Decorah and Winneshiek County Decorah Iowa in Winneshiek County is a great place to visit It s a warm and vibrant town with beautiful scenery plenty of outdoor recreation cultural and historic venues with numerous events and festivals plus a thriving artist community Read More Folk Art School Find a Class Fiber Arts Food Traditions Jewelry and Wirework Knifemaking and Metalworking

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/woodworking/2016-06-06-acanthus-woodcarving-beginning-intermediate-sandom/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Acanthus Woodcarving and Painting—Intermediate and Advanced
    larger scale acanthus projects Enhance your acanthus carving to its best with painting tips from Hans Bring a practice board previously carved and sealed to practice on About the Instructor Hans Sandom Hans Sandom is an immigrant from Foldal Norway He began carving over 40 years ago and has taught at Vesterheim every year since 1987 Influenced by Leif Melgaard his work has received attention for its perfection of design and precision of craftsmanship Sandom s work has been featured in several exhibitions including Norwegian Folk Art The Migration of a Tradition the traveling exhibition curated by Marion Nelson former Vesterheim Executive Director Hans is a featured author in Vesterheim magazine Vol 3 No 2 dedicated to woodworking and is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Related Things to do in Decorah and Winneshiek County Decorah Iowa in Winneshiek County is a great place to visit It s a warm and vibrant town with beautiful scenery plenty of outdoor recreation cultural and historic venues with numerous events and festivals plus a thriving artist community Read More Folk Art School Find a Class Fiber Arts Food

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/woodworking/2015-06-13-acanthus-woodcarving-intermediate-advanced-sandom/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Scandinavian-Style Flat-Plane Figure Carving
    on carving experiences as you complete a figure in step by step fashion Finish the project by painting the figure and applying a final oil finish Then carve additional pieces while Harley offers assistance on an individual basis Sharpening equipment and finishing supplies are also covered About the Instructor Harley Refsal Harley Refsal is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist who has taught Scandinavian figure carving throughout the United States and Norway He was honored by H M Harald V King of Norway with the St Olav Medal of Honor for his efforts in reinvigorating Scandinavian figure carving in both the United States and Norway A retired professor of Scandinavian folk art at Luther College in Decorah he also regularly demonstrates and gives many presentations about Norwegian folk art and traditions He is the author of several books Harley was named the 2012 Woodcarver of the Year by the magazine Wood Carving Illustrated Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Related Things to do in Decorah and Winneshiek County Decorah Iowa in Winneshiek County is a great place to visit It s a warm and vibrant town with beautiful scenery plenty of

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/woodworking/2016-07-23-scandinavian-style-flat-plane-figure-carving/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Sculptured Dragon Heads in the Round
    expected and unexpected places Dragon heads rode the prow of Viking ships and adorned the roofs of stave churches Furniture in Norway during different periods sported dragon heads as did carved ale bowls The focus of this class will be dragon heads in the round in a manageable size for a classroom project Larger dragon heads for a roof line will be discussed Phil will have examples of dragon heads to look at as well as books and photos for inspiration Basswood will be available in various dimensions About the Instructor Phil Odden Phil Odden is a professional woodcarver and Vesterheim Gold Medalist He trained at the Hjerleid School in Dovre Norway and he and his wife Else Bigton have a workshop near Barronett Wisconsin Together they authored the book Treskjærer Kunsten The Art of Woodcarving Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Related Things to do in Decorah and Winneshiek County Decorah Iowa in Winneshiek County is a great place to visit It s a warm and vibrant town with beautiful scenery plenty of outdoor recreation cultural and historic venues with numerous events and festivals plus a thriving artist

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/woodworking/2016-07-31-sculptured-dragon-heads-odden/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Ambar Stave Container
    it was a common porridge container in the nineteenth century These vessels are bound with wood banding and are often decorated with wood burning rosemaling or acanthus carving combining art with function Primarily using hand tools Owen will help you construct a straight sided ambar The model for the class is an 1827 ambar from Vesterheim s collection You ll have a blast creating your own beautiful wooden ambar stave container and making your own piece of history About the Instructor Owen Christianson is a Ph D research scientist engineer specializing in cryogenics superconductors and thermal aspects of motors and generators As a hobby Owen studies Scandinavian woodworking and he taught a grindbygningen timber frame class at Vesterheim in 2014 When asked how much wind it would take to blow over his camping grind his reply was give me some time and I can figure that out Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Related Things to do in Decorah and Winneshiek County Decorah Iowa in Winneshiek County is a great place to visit It s a warm and vibrant town with beautiful scenery plenty of outdoor recreation cultural and

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/woodworking/2016-09-12-norwegian-stave-container/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Ale Vessel with Handles
    the Sogn region of Norway A bowl from the Vesterheim collection pictured will be our model Using hand tools we will shape the bowl inside and out and carve the serpent shaped handles Students will be able to paint and finish their completed ale bowls with a food safe finish About the Instructor Becky Lusk Becky Lusk is a third generation folk artist and a Vesterheim Gold Medalist Her work was included in the exhibition Norwegian Folk Art The Migration of a Tradition curated by Marion Nelson Vesterheim s former Executive Director Becky carves ale bowls figures relief scenes acanthus pieces and dragonstyle pieces She and her husband have a workshop near Coon Valley Wisconsin Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Related Things to do in Decorah and Winneshiek County Decorah Iowa in Winneshiek County is a great place to visit It s a warm and vibrant town with beautiful scenery plenty of outdoor recreation cultural and historic venues with numerous events and festivals plus a thriving artist community Read More Folk Art School Find a Class Fiber Arts Food Traditions Jewelry and Wirework Knifemaking and Metalworking Rosemaling and

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/woodworking/2016-11-04-ale-vessel-handles-lusk/ (2016-02-10)
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