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August 2020

Fundamentals of Carving – Fine Furniture and Carving School

August 24 @ 8:00 am - August 28 @ 5:00 pm
Fine Furniture and Carving School Camden, ME United States + Google Map
This class is designed to be an introduction to basic carving skills and would be perfect for any furniture maker who wants to take his or her work to the next level. Alexander will introduce the student to the design process and ways to embellish their furniture as well as give it character. He will start by sharing his sharpening techniques which he calls “sharpening on steroids.” This is a production style of sharpening that is fast and precise, which he uses every day that he carves. Demonstrations will also include how to use carving gouges the old fashioned way – by hand. This class will cover tool selection, how to work with grain issues in the wood, planning the cut, ways to carve safely, how to clamp the wood without damaging the carving, and subtle tips and tricks in getting the best use out of your gouges. Students will start with carving a basic relief of a floral decoration, then move on to a more advanced relief carving of a classical acanthus leaf design, and finally will move on to carve a classic shell design in relief. Alexander will explain how to think through a carving project in order to make the carving process the most efficient. He will also demonstrate how to carve the linen-fold design, how to carve grapes or beads, and how to carve lettering. Key Points: *Sharpening gouges *How to properly hold gouges for safety & efficiency *How to lower down background for relief carving *How to work with wood grain issues *How to carve a basic floral decoration *How to carve a more advanced classical acanthus leaf decoration *How to carve a classical scallop shell carving *Tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your gouges *Demonstrations on linen-fold design, grapes, and letter carving

This class is designed to be an introduction to basic carving skills and would be perfect for any furniture maker who wants to take his or her work to the next level. Alexander will introduce the student to the design process and ways to embellish their furniture as well as give it character. He will start by sharing his sharpening techniques which he calls “sharpening on steroids.”  This is a production style of sharpening that is fast and precise, which he uses every day that he carves.  Demonstrations will also include how to use carving gouges the old fashioned way – by hand.

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September 2020

Carving with a Classical Flair – Marc Adams School of Woodworking

September 14 @ 8:00 am - September 18 @ 5:00 pm
Marc Adams School of Woodworking, 5504 E 500 N
Franklin, IN 46131 United States
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Fundumentals of Woodcarving

This class is designed to be an introduction to basic carving skills and would be perfect for any furniture maker who wants to take his or her work to the next level. Alexander will introduce the student to the design process and ways to embellish their furniture as well as give it character. He will start by sharing his sharpening techniques which he calls “sharpening on steroids.”  This is a production style of sharpening that is fast and precise, which he uses every day that he carves.  Demonstrations will also include how to use carving gouges the old fashioned way – by hand.

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Low Relief Carving for Furniture – Marc Adams School of Woodworking

September 19 @ 8:00 am - September 20 @ 5:00 pm
Marc Adams School of Woodworking, 5504 E 500 N
Franklin, IN 46131 United States
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Low relief carving with Alexander Grabovetskiy

Low relief Carving for furniture, also known as the Flemish or Liège style was a very popular from 16th to the 19th century in Belgium-French culture. It also migrated to England and was incorporated by Great Furniture makers such as Thomas Chippendale.
In this Class we will discover the beauty and beauty and richness of low relief carving.

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October 2020

Classical Sign & Letter Carving – Florida School of Woodwork

October 19 @ 8:30 am - October 23 @ 5:30 pm
Florida School of Woodwork, 1609 N. Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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This lettering and sign carving class, taught by world-renown Alexander Grabovetskiy, will give you the skills to add creative, unique details to all your woodworking projects. Alexander has designed this introductory course for carver, furniture makers, graphic designers, sign makers, and anyone who wants to create beautiful lettering in wood with sharp carving tools. Instruction begins with the selection and sharpening of carving tools, followed by learning the key cuts that recombine to form the entire alphabet. You will start with classic Roman lettering, and practice making straight, curved, and combined cuts to form letters. Additional topics include serifs, spacing, scale, typography, and finishing options such as glue gilding.

This traditional carving class, taught by world-renown Alexander Grabovetskiy, will give you the skills to add creative, unique details to all your woodworking projects.

This class will advance your abilities, no matter if you are new to carving or have been working on your skills for a while.

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