This class meets for 4 Tuesdays April 18, 25, May 2, 9 from 6-8:30pm
This 4-session class is designed to introduce students to green woodworking. We will process whole log sections into spoon blanks introducing safe axe and knife skills. We will also cover finishing techniques and tool maintenance so students may continue to pursue the craft upon completing the class. Woodworkers and craft dabblers of all experience levels are welcome.
Mike Loeffler is a green wood worker based in Minneapolis. Green wood refers to the material, which is fresh/ wet, often in whole log form, and has certain characteristics that make it suitable for particular hand crafts. Inspired by his last name (an occupational name given to spoon carvers), Mike began his explorations in woodworking with spoons. He has studied with, and alongside carvers from all over the globe and believes in promoting the use and appreciation of everyday wooden objects made with local materials. Mike has also taught classes at number of regional institutions including North House Folk School, Milan Village Art School, and St. Olaf.
$30 materials fee is payable to the instructor
Registration is required at least one week in advance; please call for availability after that date.
$115 Members | $125 Nonmembers
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