2023-09-06 – Beginning Whittling Klubb (5th-12th Grade)



Wednesdays, September 6 - October 11 (3:15-5:00 pm CT)


Steph Hughes


This is an in-person class held at Vesterheim Folk Art School.


Do you know someone who carves wood? Did you ever wonder how they learned to do it? Here’s your opportunity to take your first steps toward becoming a whittler. You’ll learn a variety of different types of carving from an experienced teacher. Discover all the different things you can make with some wood, a knife, and your imagination.


Level of Instruction:

Beginning. This program is designed for youth from 5th to 12th grades (about ages 10-17). 


Please bring a water bottle and if your child has special dietary needs, please consider packing their own snack. 

Additional Information:

Whittling Klubb will begin each class at Vesterheim's Bruening Visitor Center in the Westby-Torgerson Education Center at the corner of Mechanic and Water Streets. A Folk Art School staff member will be there to greet students as they arrive. Vesterheim Folk Art School does not provide a walking school bus for Whittling Klubb. Parents are welcome to independently coordinate students to meet and walk to Vesterheim together.

Enrollment Deadline: 

 August 23, 2023


Learn more about instructor Steph Hughes here.

Please read our COVID-19 Policies here.

The Folk Art School greatly values the health and safety of its learners, teachers, and staff and is continuously monitoring local and national COVID-19 statistics, government recommendations, and peer institution guidelines. As with any activity in a public place, there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms related to COVID-19 infection, please stay home. By registering for a class, attending a program, or visiting the Folk Art School, you voluntarily assume all risks related to COVID-19 exposure and assume them willingly and you agree to follow Vesterheim's COVID-19 policies. Thank you for your continued patience, understanding, and respect for the safety of our community as we navigate these difficult times. If you have additional questions, please contact the Folk Art School, at folkartschool@vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681.

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