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Learn Traditional Wood Carving | Tim Jones

October 21 @ 9:00 am - November 11 @ 4:00 pm

$270.00 – $356.00
A man cuts into a block of wood in order to carve it in a woodcarving class at Honeybee Folk School.

4-DAY WORKSHOP

 Saturdays, October 21, November 4, November 18, November 25 from 9 AM to 4 PM

Ever wanted to Learn Traditional Wood Carving?

Carving wood, a tradition as old as time, awaits your exploration! See what all the fuss is about firsthand!

Join Timothy ‘Bjorn’ Jones in this beginner course, where you will learn how to carve wood without the use of power tools. Embrace a “back to roots” approach that focuses on working with carving knives and chisels, utilizing wood straight from the tree instead of prepared lumber. Throughout the course, you will delve into the art of spoon and kuksa carving, with the possibility of additional handouts for carving a wood spirit if time permits.

Throughout the course, you’ll cover a range of topics and practices, including carving techniques with both knives and chisels, sanding, applying wood finishes, tool maintenance, sharpening, and much more. This comprehensive learning experience will set you on a path to becoming a skilled woodcarver. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn traditional wood carving and be part of a rich and enduring tradition through carving spoons and kuksas!

TICKET PRICING* & MATERIAL COST:

Regular ticket price (August 15 @ 12pm – October 14 @ 11:30pm): $356

NBCCD staff, faculty, and current students (including 2023 graduates) receive 20% off regular ticket sales while supplies last. Find the NBCCD Discount ticket below.

Additional material fee: $30 paid to the instructor on the first day of the workshop.

FAQ and refund information can be found at the bottom of this page.

THE INSTRUCTOR:

Timothy ‘Bjorn’ Jones, an award-winning visual artist, has gained renown for his remarkable wooden sculptures. Through his art, he endeavors to challenge our interactions with trees within our industrialized society.

CBC News, CTV News, local newspapers, and international publications have all featured Bjorn’s work. Notably, his recent exhibitions have showcased catalogued pieces at the esteemed Beaverbrook Art Gallery in New Brunswick. Bjorn’s educational journey includes studies at the University of New Brunswick, Oulton College, and the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design, where he now serves as an instructor.

Learn more about what we do at Honeybee Folk School and what courses we have coming up!

Details

Start:
October 21 @ 9:00 am
End:
November 11 @ 4:00 pm
Cost:
$270.00 – $356.00
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Venue

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design
457 Queen Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 1B7 Canada
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Organizer

Honeybee Folk School
Email:
honeybeefolkschool@nbccd.ca
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Traditional Wood Carving
Carving wood is a tradition as old as time—so why not see what all the fuss is about! In this beginner course, learn how to carve wood without the use of power tools. ​Join Timothy ‘Bjorn’ Jones in this beginner course and be a part of continuing that tradition. In this “back to roots” approach of working without the use of power tools, you will learn everything you need to know to continue your journey as a new woodcarver. The learning will focus around spoon and kuksa carving, with additional handouts given for carving a wood spirit after the course has ended (or during the course, time-permitting). Topics & practice will include: Utilizing both carving knives and chisels Carving ‘from the tree’ rather than prepared lumber Sanding, wood finishes, tool maintenance, sharpening, and more
$356.00
3 available
NBCCD Staff/Faculty/Student Discount Ticket
Current NBCCD students (including 2023 graduates), staff, and faculty members enjoy 20% regular-priced tickets for all Honeybee Folk School workshops and courses.
$270.00
3 available

FAQ

Refunds

If a request for a refund is made between 8 and 14 days before the course begins, a 95% refund will be granted (5% will be retained to cover processing fees). If a request for a refund is made 7 days or fewer before the course begins, a refund will only be granted if the participant’s spot is able to be filled.

If a participant is unable to attend a course due to illness or family emergency, they may be eligible to receive a voucher for a portion of the course fee. The participant must notify the HFS Coordinator at HoneybeeFolkSchool@nbccd.ca as soon as possible. The voucher amount will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may be up to 75% of the course fee.

Cancellations

If a workshop is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances regarding the instructor, facilities or low enrolment, a 100% refund will be granted to registered participants.

If a class is cancelled due to inclement weather a new date will be set. If a participant cannot attend the rescheduled time, you will be granted a 100% refund.

For more information regarding cancellations, refunds, and our policies, please refer to our list of frequently asked questions.