Carving with a Classical Flair with Alexander Grabovetskiy September 3-7, 2019 (Tues-Sat)


$825 tuition, $30 material fee
Key Points:
*Classical design development for carving–the ancient art of design
*How to think in 3D before you carve–the art of composition
*How to properly use wood carving tools for safety and efficiency
*How to work with wood grain issues
*How to carve a classical design applicable to any type of woodcarving (furniture, ornamental, architectural)
*How to sharpen wood carving tools fast and efficient
*Tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your carvings

Sold Out. Please Call Paula at 317-535-4013 to be added to the waiting list.


It doesn’t get better than this. In 2012 Alexander was chosen as the International Carver of the Year, and his work is astounding. So this week will be an opportunity to study under one of the best carvers in the world. Alexander will start the class off with an in depth study of how to sharpen carving tools in the most productive and fastest way. Students will carve a project that will include the technique of using carving tools to do the majority of outlining and defining the lines of the design. Alexander will help students learn how to think in 3D and discuss how to make the tools do a variety of cuts, even when the wood grain is not cooperating. Students will learn the technique of thinking through the entire carving process from start to finish which will make the carving process efficient. Then it’s on to more advanced carving including the technique of drawing and carving in classical tradition. As the week proceeds and students begin to get a feel for the carving process, Alexander will answer the biggest question in carving designs; how does a carver create the BIG idea? Alexander and all of the students will design a project together by employing the most ancient math method. This method could be used in any type of woodcarving including carving for furniture or carving in 3D (carving in round) or just in ornamental or architectural types of wood carving.

There is an annual, nonrefundable registration fee of $45.

This registration fee is not a part of the class fee and is not deducted from the final balance due. This is the financial binding that locks you into the class and starts the registration process. This fee does not apply to students who only take one single day workshop.