17th-century carving workshop, Feb 9 & 10, 2013 at Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking

My first workshop of 2013 is practically right around the corner. You know how time speeds up around the holidays, so it’s almost February now!

I’ll teach a weekend class in carving 17th-century style patterns at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking in Manchester, CT. (near Hartford), February 9 & 10.   There’s no project, just learning the tool use, layout and execution of a number of different designs, based on studies of period pieces. I’ll have photos of period works, and boxes and loose carvings like this:

 

carving samples
carving samples

Here’s the blurb from the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking. This is one of my few New England classes this year.

http://www.schoolofwoodworking.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=446

It will be a great time. Students work through several stages of these designs, and usually the second afternoon is dedicated to carving a design that could be a box front or a chest panel, something more involved than some of the repeating patterns we begin with. Here’s more:

"strapwork" patterns on box fronts
“strapwork” patterns on box fronts
opposing lunettes
opposing lunettes

 

chest front
chest front

Send Bob Van Dyke an email & sign up, it will be great fun…hope to see some of you there.