2024-03-06 Scandinavian Flat Plane Figure Carving: Modern Marius
Join carver Charles Banks as he guides you through the creation of your very own flat plane figure. Created in the 1950's the Marius sweater is considered the "national sweater of Norway". Let's create a "modern" version of this beautiful classic!
Following the tradition of flat plane figure carving, you will use only a single knife to carve out this character. You will receive an overview of the history and traditions of this style of carving, be introduced to the cuts and techniques of the reductive carving process, and learn finishing techniques – all culminating in your very own carving. Live instruction and video tutorials will be utilized as educational tools, as well as practice sticks, a unique “head study,” and printed imagery of your character.
Please note: Students who have taken online carving classes from Charles Banks through Vesterheim in the past and previously received class supplies can register for the class with a partial kit to receive only the blanks, try sticks, and sweet treat. If you select this option, you will be responsible for providing your own Pinewood Forge carving knife, safety glove, strop, and stropping compound.
Students will need to provide a computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.
When registering for the class, please make sure to use the mailing and email addresses you'd like the Zoom meeting invitations sent to. You will receive links to the Zoom sessions by email sometime during the week prior to the class. If this class is a gift, please sign up with the recipient's mailing and email addresses or be prepared to forward the kit and all communications.
February 20, 2024
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Vesterheim's woodworking classes are supported in part by a generous gift to the Vesterheim Annual Fund from the Eric and Joan Norgaard Charitable Trust.