I’m heading off this morning to teach a beginning carving class at Marc Adams School of Woodworking in Indianapolis, Indiana. This school is pretty amazing – I think something like 80 different instructors teach a variety of classes there throughout the year – ranging from very basic woodworking to highly specialized skills. He also offers classes that venture past woodworking like metal work and concrete casting.
I’ll be there for a week, and usually there are about 17 to 18 students. It’s pretty intense – sort of a woodcarvers bootcamp – from 8:00 am until ????. But by the end of the week, we will have completed 3 different main projects, and several little practice pieces. We’ll start with the camellia flower (my new favorite beginner project), then on to an acanthus leaf, and then on to a scallop shell.
I think everyone’s favorite at the school is the ice cream machine. I lose quite a few students there!