Traditional Spoon Carving (All Gender/No Gender)

Home Workshops DIY Spoon Carving Workshop Traditional Spoon Carving (All Gender/No Gender)

Date

Nov 05 2022

Time

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost

$60.00
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  • Experience Level: Beginner

Speaker

  • Jess Hirsch

    Jess Hirsch is a craftsperson and sculptor based out of Minneapolis. Jess envisioned Women’s Woodshop, now Fireweed, after installing a sculpture at a shelter for domestic abuse survivors and teaching a teenage girl woodworking skills. Jess has been working with wood for 17 years through sculpture and 10 years studying Sloyd, traditional swedish handcraft. They teach at North House Folk School, the American Swedish Institute, Lebanon Hills Nature Center, Vesterheim and more. She values creating a supportive working environment, where exploration and failure is encouraged, and everyone is capable of learning. Jess also works as a public artist, creating participatory sculpture to experience the healing world.

Event Detials

Learn how to carve a spoon from a fresh cut tree using traditional Nordic carving techniques. We cover tree anatomy, axing out a blank (roughed out spoon shape), knife holds for the hook & sloyd knife, drying, and finishing. This class is great for the beginner or the person wanting to learn Sloyd style carving. The class fee includes tool rental, materials, a finishing kit, and safety gloves. Please wear pants and close toed shoes.
Price:  $60 (includes $20 material fee), $45 Sliding scale cost
Teacher Bio:
Jess Hirsch is a craftsperson and sculptor based out of Minneapolis. Jess envisioned Women’s Woodshop, now Fireweed, after installing a sculpture at a shelter for domestic abuse survivors and teaching a teenage girl woodworking skills. Jess has been working with wood for 17 years through sculpture and 10 years studying Sloyd, traditional swedish handcraft. They teach at North House Folk School, the American Swedish Institute, Lebanon Hills Nature Center, Vesterheim and more. She values creating a supportive working environment, where exploration and failure is encouraged, and everyone is capable of learning. Jess also works as a public artist, creating participatory sculpture to experience the healing world.

Location

3101 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406
3101 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Register

Traditional Spoon Carving Ticket 60
Available Tickets: 10
The Traditional Spoon Carving Ticket ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Traditional Spoon Carving - Sliding Scale Ticket 45
Available Tickets: 10
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