Woodcarving for Beginners

Wood carving is one of the oldest crafts in the world and you can make decorative objects as well as useful ones. It's a fun hobby to learn and can be very fulfilling, providing you with hours of relaxing recreation.

Current Courses:

For all Woodcarving classes: Class fee includes a wood carving knife, strop, wood, and patterns totaling over $70. Students will need their own protective carving gloves and thumb guards for the first class.

hand holding a piece of wood and carving with a knife

Beginning Woodcarving

No class this term. Check back for future class dates.

Learn the types of cutting techniques to carve with only a bench knife which you will also learn to keep sharp.  Then carve your first woodcarving from a piece of basswood and complete the project with sanding and finishing/painting.  You will also be introduced to the different types of woodcarving and be provided with a resource list to help you take the next steps on your carving adventure.

About Your Instructor

Headshot of Rick Bissonnette

Rick Bissonnette

Rick Bissonnette is the past President of the Cincinnati Carvers Guild, one of the oldest woodcarving clubs in the U.S., and has served as its Annual Woodcarving Show Chairman for the past 5 years.

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