2023-02 – Family Handcraft at Home: Carving a Dala Horse (Online)



February 2023


Charles Banks 


This program has been designed for families to experience on their own schedules. There is no live Zoom event and no scheduled class time – your family can participate anytime during the month when it works for your schedule! On the first of the month, you will receive an email with the links and information about how to access.


A significant portion of Norway's steep, rocky land is unsuitable for agriculture and is covered with trees. Naturally, many handcrafts in Norway involve wood, and figure carving is one of the most beloved. This February, we invite you to try your hand at the historical handcraft of figure carving. Folk artist and art educator Charles Banks will inspire you to be creative in unexpected ways through a warm video demonstration. The best thing about this class is that you can watch the video and open your kit materials to explore carving whenever it is most convenient for you and your family members! Your registration provides you with a kit that includes everything you need to explore this handcraft as a family at home!



The $20-per-family price covers the cost of a special folk-art class kit designed for two participants to explore carving. Kit includes all folk-art materials needed, some images as inspiration from the Vesterheim collection, and a treat. Because of the specialized materials included in this kit, this class is best suited for children ages 8+ with an adult.

If you are registering for this class in a location outside the United States, you will need to provide your own supplies. Please contact folkartschool@vesterheim.org when you register for more information about what materials are required for this class.

Special Instructions:  

When registering for the class, please make sure to use the email address 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 email address or be prepared to forward all communications.

Enrollment Deadline: 

January 18, 2023

Click Here to learn more about instructor Charles Banks.

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