Spoon Carving (Just Getting Started)

August 22, 2020

Schedule: Saturday, 9am-4pm

Instructor: Paul Pendola

Registration Deadline: Aug 5

SOLD OUT

Description

Let the wood guide you! In this workshop, you’ll learn basic spoon-carving techniques. Using fresh-felled greenwood and only three tools (axe, straight knife, and hook knife), you’ll work to complete the class and go home with a hand-carved spoon, a few blisters on your hands, and an appreciation for the therapeutic nature and addictive qualities of spoon carving.

Materials fee includes greenwood logs for carving, carving block/log, the use of carving tools, course materials, coaching, and encouragement — all will be provided by the instructor. The three-piece tool set may be purchased for an additional $60 with two weeks’ advance notice.

Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their legal guardian.

Level Beginner and above

Class Size 6

Instructor Paul Pendola

Student Supply List
Enthusiasm, carving tools (if you have personal tools you prefer).

  • Tuition $110
  • Materials Fee $50

Instructor

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Paul Pendola

Paul Pendola is a Galena, Illinois-based green woodworking artist specializing in hand-carved wooden spoons and other hand-crafted woodenware. Using only an axe, straight knife, hook knife, and all-natural food-safe oil and wax, Paul's mission is to create simple, authentic, and beautiful functional art. Paul's work focuses on two main design themes including a professional series, created for culinary enthusiasts looking to equip their gourmet kitchens with a truly one-of-a-kind woodenware, and also a primitive series, influenced by old-world designs and applications.…Read More

Paul Pendola is a Galena, Illinois-based green woodworking artist specializing in hand-carved wooden spoons and other hand-crafted woodenware. Using only an axe, straight knife, hook knife, and all-natural food-safe oil and wax, Paul’s mission is to create simple, authentic, and beautiful functional art. Paul’s work focuses on two main design themes including a professional series, created for culinary enthusiasts looking to equip their gourmet kitchens with a truly one-of-a-kind woodenware, and also a primitive series, influenced by old-world designs and applications. As a member of the All River Road Talent Scenic Art Drive, you can visit Paul the first Saturday of every month for a carving demonstration at The Spoon Carver Cottage and soon at his artist studio and retail shop The 1850 Cottage. Paul also sells his work at seasonal markets, nationally recognized fairs including The Galena Country Fair, and The Waterford Fair in Virginia, and online. You can also find Paul’s work at several boutique retailers throughout the Driftless Area of northwest Illinois, and of course, Illinois’ Fox River Valley. Paul is a Chicago native and holds a master’s degree from the Cornell University School of Business. When not carving, Paul works full time managing global accounts for a big data analytics company specializing in restaurant pricing.

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Spoon Carving (Just Getting Started)

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Class Confirmation
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Materials Fees
Many classes have materials fees in addition to the tuition. These are identified in the class listing and are usually paid with the tuition payment, however in some cases materials fees are paid directly to the instructor at class time (check the class listing).

Cancellation Policy
While we recognize that life intrudes and plans change, in consideration of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for classes, we must adhere to the following cancellation policies:

Student cancellations

> Cancellations made 31 days before the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are eligible for a full refund less 25% of the workshop fee OR a gift certificate in the full amount of the workshop fee. The gift certificate can be applied to workshops or lodging through Dec. 31 of the following year and is transferable.

> Cancellations made 30 days or less than the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are not eligible for refunds. We encourage all students to purchase trip insurance.

> Cancellation requests must be made by calling our office at (608) 987-3292.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with your class, please refer to our lodging page for the lodging cancellation policy.

Cancellations by Shake Rag Alley

> If Shake Rag Alley must cancel a class you will be notified immediately via email or phone and will receive a full refund.

> If a class does not meet a minimum number of students, it may be cancelled. A decision to cancel a class due to under enrollment will be made on the day following the published registration deadline.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with a class cancelled by Shake Rag Alley, you may receive a full refund on lodging should you wish to cancel the lodging. Please call the office at (608) 987-3292.

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