Welcome to Mary May’s online school of woodcarving!
103 Episodes Available
Have you ever been involved in a project where you completely lose track of time? That is a true sign that you love what you’re doing. Come join me (Mary May) on a journey of learning the wonderful art of woodcarving – and let’s lose track of time!
I have been teaching traditional carving skills for over 15 years. In my endeavor to make available and share the techniques of this art with as many people as possible, I have put together this online video school. The videos range from beginning carving projects to advanced. Some are just short tips and tricks, while others cover a complete complex carving project.
Some videos were filmed in actual classes (where there is some interaction with students), while others were projects I completed in my workshop (where you can hear the roosters in the background).
I plan to add videos to the site as I complete a variety of carving projects in my shop. I can’t predict what video projects will be made in the future, but as a work comes in, the camera will be rolling…
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News and Updates
11/27/13 – Happy Thanksgiving! What better way to give thanks than to carve a beautiful flower! I’ve just added the final episode of Carving a Dogwood Flower lesson. There are so many techniques shown in this complete lesson that you can apply to any design – leaves & flowers – realistic or stylized. Flipping and twisting leaves, overlapping elements – it’s all just too much fun to describe! You just have to try it!
11/20/13 – And the third episode of Carving a Dogwood Flower is on the site for viewing. This episode starts to show the twists and flips and overlapping elements of the petals of the dogwood flower. Such a fun flower to carve! And there are so many possibilities!
11/14/13 – The second episode of Carving a Dogwood Flower is now available.
11/6/13 – The first episode of Carving a Dogwood Flower is now a part of the online school. This episode defines the outside edge of the design and lowers down the background. I love this flower and the way the ends of the petals twist and flip – but you have to wait for the next episode to see this!
10/30/13 – A really fun video showing 4 of the lessons in fast forward motion has been added. It’s exciting to see the forms just grow and emerge into the finished piece. I really wish I could carve this fast…
10/23/13 – The final episode of Carving the Fruit Basket has been added to the school. The video that will be added next week will be an interesting compilation of various videos in a fast-forward format where they quickly “grow” into the final shape. It’s fascinating to see this process. It will be something completely different – but fun to watch!
10/16/13 – The second and third episode of Carving the Fruit Basket have been added. Episode 4 will be added next week. The Episode 2 goes over carving the fruit and Episode 3 completes the leaves.
10/3/13 – There is a new set-up to this school. Every Thursday, there will be a new video episode added – sort of like a TV series. This week starts a new lesson on Carving the Fruit Basket – Samuel McIntire style. This episode shows how to start layering the different sections and how to shape the basket.