November 8, 2022

Carving a Female Face

  • Carving a Female Face (Day 1 of 2)
     October 7, 2023
     10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Carving a Female Face (Day 2 of 2)
     October 8, 2023
     10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Registration $120.00 (USD)  

In this class you will carve a female face in relief out of a piece of basswood that is a little less than 1″ in thickness but 14″ wide and 11″ tall. This style of carving is unlike carving in the round in that there is less wood removal and changing shapes are represented in a much more shallow and subtle way.

You will go through several steps to learn about face proportions and how to remove the right amounts of wood in various places across the carving in order to make it look realistic.

Registration Includes

Students will go home with a relief carved female face in basswood.

Skill Level

No prior experienced required

Best for Ages…

18 and up

You should bring…

If you have carving tools, you’re welcome to bring them along!

Here is a list of the tools you will be using with links to examples:

  • Small – Medium Gouge/Chisel Set (LINK)
  • Chip Carving Knife (LINK)
  • Xacto Knife (LINK)
  • Straight Chisel Set/Mallet (LINK)
  • Ruler (LINK)

If you have these (or similar) tools, great. If not, feel free to order them ahead of time. We will have a limited amount of tools available for use during class.


1917 W Superior St, Duluth Folk School Library, Duluth, Minnesota, 55806, United States


The Library is upstairs in the Duluth Folk School/Dovetail Cafe building.

Duluth Folk School Library Classroom

Note: The Library is up one flight of stairs, and we do not have an elevator.


Question or comment?


Duluth Folk School
1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 481-7888


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