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Carving Intensive with Jess (for all gender/no gender makers)

  • 06 October 2022
  • 27 October 2022
  • 4 sessions
  • 06 October 2022, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (CST)
  • 13 October 2022, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (CST)
  • 20 October 2022, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (CST)
  • 27 October 2022, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (CST)
  • 14 27th Ave SE, Minneapolis MN 55414
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Want to deepen your carving skills? Overcome your axe apprehension? Or carve a one of kind object? Our Carving Intensive is right for you! From axe skills to design, this course is packed with active demonstration and instruction on making an object of your choice while practicing making utilitarian items.  

Day one we will focus on axe skills and preparing blanks (roughed out shapes).

Day two will cover knife work with a focus on Scandinavian carving techniques.

Day three will cover design and refinement.

Day four will cover finishing with oil, paint, or decoration.

Possible personal projects: shrink boxes, bowl, spoon, dala horse, or your own dream object!

Tools used: axe, knife, adze, draw knife, spoke shave and more This class is open to beginners and beyond.

* This class is limited to 10 individuals to prevent the spread of covid-19, please do not attend class if feeling ill,  please inform us right away.  All students are required to wear a mask see our covid safety protocol: here

This course has 2 free seats for the BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) community to take this course at cost for the materials fee of $50.  Fireweed  believes in wealth redistribution while our nation has still not offered proper reparations to marginalized communities.  


Taught by Jess   LINK to bio. www.jesshirsch.com 


See our cost transparency FAQ here

Materials cost breakdown $50:

Tools upkeep $5

Sandpaper $5

Oil $1.50

Jars $1.50

Paint $10

Prep Time $37  (have to get fresh cut wood for this)


Now offering sliding scale pricing! We know the pandemic has effected people in different ways and want to keep woodworking accessible. Suggested admission is $230,  but we now have a $210  admission option and a pay it forward option $250.

Need a scholarship?  We got you! Just email us fireweedwoodshop@gmail.com, tell us what you can afford and we will do our best to cover the rest. 

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