Carving Class at Athol (Mass.) Senior Center

Wednesdays from Noon to 2:00 PM

All levels welcome.


Due to COVID-19 I have suspended classes in my home studio until further notice.

I look forward to starting classes again as soon as it it safe to do so.  Please watch this space.

If you are interested in classes at other times, please let me know.
I will add them as needed.

Email for information on classes

Here are a few projects from previous classes.

The first project, the pretzel, teaches all the basic cuts, working with grain in all directions, rounding, and seeing three dimensions..

The snowman adds some detail with concentration on rounding.

From there some students go on to carve Santas or wood spirits.  The bell ornament below is a favorite (Thanks to Joe Dillett for allowing me to use his wonderful pattern!).

The Iris relief is a more advanced project…all students did fantastic jobs!!!

I always encourage students to bring their own ideas and I will work with them to help them design a carving that reflects their own visions.


First project is a pretzel


Second project.

bell-holly oramentirisI

If you are looking for help carving faces, please feel free to download my pdf files:

Carving Faces Tutorial and
Facial Proportions