Learn to love wood carving! Our instructors, Mike and Mark, are passionate about the craft of hand carving and the beautiful, functional pieces that you can create with the right techniques. Ten high school students will spend three days at Vector Space learning the art of hand carving wooden utensils, using carving knives and axes.
Students will work with two instructors to learn the fundamentals of carving: safety, tools, knife and axe skills, chopping block design and use, green wood, hand sawing, and more.
At the end of the camp, each student will take home a variety of wooden utensils that they’ve made.
The camp will take place during the first 3 days of Spring Break (Apr 13, 14, and 15) from 9am to 2pm each day. This is a total of 15 hours.
Lunch break will be from 12 to 12:30pm each day. Students are expected to bring lunch Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday, we will setup grills to cook out so that students can use the utensils they’ve made to eat together on their last day of camp.
Day 1: Welcome to VS, introductions, overview of carving, overview of camp, safety, tooling, each student makes a chopping block
Day 2: A focus on knife and axe skills, workholding, and making the first spoon
Day 3: Advanced skills, hollowing, making smaller, more detailed pieces, and finishes
Participants must be currently enrolled in grades 9-12 (homeschool included) to participate.
Scholarships are available for those seeking financial assistance. Application is made through the Scholarship tab.
Attendance is important, and we ask that all participants be able to attend 100% of class time, with the exception of unforseen illness.