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Woodcarving seminars at Lee Valley Tools in Kelowna

Last October I started carving seminars at Lee Valley Tools in Kelowna. What do you carve with a group of students that never carved before, in two and a half days?

After some contemplation I thought a bear's head would probably work out quite well. No complicated shapes like limps or fingers, and it is easily recognisable.

And people in general like bears. Still I was curious to see if they could pull it off in such a short amount of time. To give them a bit more help I carved in advance a progression of bear heads. So they could see the most important steps in the evolution of a carving. At the end of the weekend everybody had a finished carving and nobody stabbed them selfs!

Bellow are some impressions of the seminar:

 

 The progression of the bear head carving

The progression of the bear head carving

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 Roughing out the basic shapes.

Roughing out the basic shapes.

 Time to start the details.

Time to start the details.

 Almost done!

Almost done!

Lars Baggenstos