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VIRTUAL Intro to Spoon Carving with Jess Hirsch

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Try out spoon carving from home in the green woodcarving tradition! Jess Hirsch will lead students through the process of carving a spoon over Zoom, using a prepared wooden blank and rented tools. Jess will walk students through the steps she took before class to select a tree, cut and prepare the fresh wood for carving, and axe out the blanks which will be ready for carving. Then, together students will go through safe knife holds and the steps to carve their very own cooking spoon! The class will wrap up with a discussion of finishing techniques and care. Carving is just as safe as cooking at home; students only need good hand strength and flexibility to carve their own spoon.

This session is open to all students. There is another session on November 4 that is open to students who identify as women and non-binary only.

This class includes a kit with a spoon blank, sand paper and oil to finish your spoon, as well as carving knives and gloves to use and return to ASI. Students may pick up their kits at ASI’s Minneapolis location (and drop tools there when they are done), or may choose to have kits shipped for an additional $10 fee. Please register at least one week in advance if you would like the materials shipped to you. This class would be appropriate for a participant age 12 and up who was also registered with an adult.

ASI is pleased to offer this course as part of a pilot initiative to welcome students from historically underrepresented groups and cultural communities into our handcraft classes at a reduced price. Limited spaces are available for $15, with the difference covered by ASI and by the instructor waiving the materials fee. Please register here. 

$70 ASI members / $80 non-members; includes $25 materials and tool kit

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