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Nordic Craft Carving Wooden Kitchenware

Nordic Craft: Carving Wooden Kitchenware

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Nordic Craft: Carving Wooden Kitchenware

This multi-week, progressive course is designed to introduce anyone to the creation of simple, functional wooden objects for the kitchen. We will begin with knife work – carving spreaders, stirring sticks and chop sticks. Through the duration of the term, we will be carving cutting and serving boards, spoons and ladles, and other useful items to take home. The weekly format allows ample time for practice between classes, as well for further investigation as students wish. Axe work and additional tools will be demonstrated, but students will be free to focus on the tools and techniques that they wish to learn.

The emphasis in this course will be on learning safe techniques, and on having significant time to absorb the information and to experiment. The instructor will provide guidance, demonstrate various tools and techniques, and prepare some materials to best utilize class time. Each student can decide what they would like to focus on making and spend as much time as needed on various projects.

This class is taught across 8 weeks, each Thursday through March 29 (excluding March 1).

Paul Linden has been a sculptor and wood worker for over 20 years. During past several summers, a special interest in hand tools and low-tech/high touch techniques has included 4 research trips to Sweden that involved specialized instruction with many master woodworkers. Paul is interested in reversing the stigma that identifies knives as weapons, and to help to restore their role as common tool that can be safely used by anyone.

A materials fee of $10/project will be payable to the instructor throughout the class

Please note: This is a class for students aged 16 years and up.

$180 ASI members /$205 non-members


For information, call (612) 871-4907

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