Personal Woodcarving Instruction:
Because of the launch of Woodcarving Workshops.tv,
other work and family commitments, Chris can only offer limited
opportunities for direct 1-to-1 instruction in the forseeable
Workshops is the closest thing you can get to sharing a
bench with Chris Pye, and some say it's even better than the real
thing: it cuts to the chase, you can get him to repeat the lesson
over and over, and you can be taught 24/7. The downside is that you
don't get a cup of tea!
Email Chris here: firstname.lastname@example.org
at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport, Maine
Next Steps in Carving (Intermediate/Advanced)
- 10-14 August 2015
- 17-24 August 2015
"If you are an experienced carver who wants to expand your
technical and creative skills, this course is for you. Participants
may sign up for either week or come for both weeks. All types of
carving are welcome, including relief carving,
carving-in-the-round, and lettering. Participants may embark upon
new projects, bring work in progress, or choose to follow a series
"Through extensive personal supervision, demonstrations, shared
class 'problems,' and individual exercises, Chris helps students
deepen their understanding of woodcarving. In addition to the
technical requirements of carving, instruction emphasizes the
crucial aspect of woodcarving design: how to make carvings 'work'
visually and aesthetically.
"Upon enrollment, students are put directly in contact with
Chris to assess thier prior experience and plan projects that are
well-suited to their skill levels and the scope of the course."