I recently taught 2 classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking in Indianapolis, Indiana – a 2-day class over the weekend and a 5-day class on European carving. Some students even ventured into taking both classes!
This will pretty much be a photo album of what went on during the class.
Some of you may be familiar with the “donut” exercise as a great way to learn about carving in the right grain direction. Well, as a teacher, I felt I needed a little variety in the lesson, so last week I ventured into the “worm” project and the “fish” project as the very first design for the students to sink the tools into. I let the students design their own – and it was fascinating to see how many varieties of worms and fish there are!
Here are the many varieties of worms
And here are the fish…
And on to more serious carving – but still a lot of fun!