Carved Wood Relief and Sign Carving
Experience the fun and delight of creating a dimensional relief wood carving. This class will introduce you to the technique of relief carving taught by national award-winning woodcarver, Ron Ramsey. There will be instruction in both hand-driven and power carving. The tools and techniques that you will learn to use will enable you to create any type of wood carving, be it a sign or relief carving.
This class will focus on creating a carved sign where the lettering and images are carved in relief. You will learn layout of lettering, dimensional carving, and painting of the carving.
Ramsey will also demonstrate using built-up pieces to create the highly dimensionally carved features that he incorporates in the doors, mantels and architectural elements that he is widely known for.
Ramsey has taught numerous wood carving classes through The Mark Adams School of Woodworking, Sierra Nevada College, The Curious Forge, Arts in the Schools programs, and in his own studio. You will be impressed by how easy it is for you to create a woodcarving that you will be proud of using the techniques Ron has developed over his 53 years as a professional woodcarver. No experience in wood carving or art is necessary. Tools and materials are provided.
You will receive an email detailing information that you will need to know prior to the beginning of class.
Choose from these Dates:
Friday April 12th from 5 to 9 PM, Saturday April 13th from 10AM to 5PM, Sunday April 14th from 10AM to 5PM.
Friday April 19th from 5 to 9 PM, Saturday April 20th from 10AM to 5PM, Sunday April 21th from 10AM to 5PM.
Cost – $325 plus materials. Materials cost – $35
Meet your facilitator Ron Ramsey: In his 53 years as a professional woodcarver, Ramsey has produced thousands of carved doors, mantels, architectural and freestanding sculptures, and signs. He received the Woodworking Network’s People’s Choice award for the best woodworking project in the US for 2016. He is mostly retired and is concentrating on sharing his skills by teaching classes now.
View Ramsey’s carvings at http://www.carvedbyramsey.com
His past students are amazed at what they are able to create in one of Ramsey’s classes.
Testimonial from a former student:
“I took a high relief carving class from Ron Ramsey this past weekend. Myself and 3 other carvers arrived at his fantastic workshop Thursday night, then spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday learning the ins and outs of high relief carving. It was not just a carving experience it was a life experience. Ron or Ramsey as everyone calls him (even his wife) is a master carver. Ramsey’s ability to impart knowledge to another carver is extraordinaire. I came away from his class knowing I could make sculptural carvings that I would be proud to make a part of my home. No, they won’t look like Ramsey’s but as I said they will be works of art that I will be proud of. Ramsey has developed a unique, matter of fact method of arriving at a finished carving that ordinary individuals can accomplish and those with a little talent can excel at.”
Class minimum 2 students/maximum 6 students. If the class minimum is not met, the class will be rescheduled to a later date.
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|Total Class Time
Fri 4/12 to Sun 4/14 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri 4/19 to Sun 4/21 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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