Wood Carving Classes 2014
Else and Phillip are offering two, five day
classes in 2014.
Harley Refsal of Decorah, IA will teach a
weekend class in his popular flat plane style figure carving at our
studio in September.
September 15th - 19th, class by Phillip and
September 19th, 20th, and 21st, weekend class
by Harley Refsal.
September 22nd – 26th, class by
Phillip and Else.
Classes will be held at the Norsk Wood Works
carving studio, which is located at Phillip and Else’s farmstead
on county road H west of Barronett, Wisconsin.
Tuition for each 5 day class offered by Else
and Phillip will be $500.00
Tuition for Harley Refsal’s figure carving class will be $200.00
Half of tuition is due with registration.
Else and Phillip studied carving in Norway and
are the authors of Treskjærerkunsten, the art of wood carving,
and Lærebok I Treskjæring, the official woodcarving book
for the school system in Norway. Under their business name, Norsk Wood
Works, Ltd., they produce carvings and furniture which are delivered to
buyers all over the US and in foreign countries.
Each class will cover sharpening, wood
selection, design and pattern selection, carving techniques, and
finishing. Students can choose from a wide selection of carving
patterns in acanthus, rococo, or dragon styles.
The class will include people just beginning
to carve as well as experienced carvers. Carving tools, wood and
patterns will be available from Norsk Wood Works. Be sure to bring any
tools you already have.
Each student will receive a good deal of one
to one instruction. You will be able to complete at least one
reasonable project during the week you are in class. Class size is
limited to 12 students. The class starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 5:00
Harley Refsal is a well known flat plane figure carving
teacher from Decorah, Iowa. He is endeared to his students for his
pleasant and supportive teaching style. He is the author of several
figure carving and pattern books and is often featured in national
carving magazines and recently in the PBS Craft in America
series. He teaches several classes each year in this country as
well as in Scandinavia. Tools, patterns, books, and carving blanks may
be purchased from Harley at the class. Class size is limited to 15.
This class runs Friday evening, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Plan to spend a enjoyable time in rural
Wisconsin carving with a wonderful group of people in a pleasant
atmosphere. We do our best to accommodate your individual needs. A
simple lunch will be served each day at noon.
Thank you to our students who so enrich our lives!