Dragon Carving Class
January 1, 2018

Dragon Woodcarving

  • Dragon Woodcarving (Day 1 of 2)
    April 28, 2018
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Dragon Woodcarving (Day 2 of 2)
    April 29, 2018
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Students will learn fundamentals of woodcarving as they create a 10″ dragon carving from basswood:

Dragon Carving Class

You will learn to use stop cuts to carve at different elevations during the initial rough carving phase. You’ll learn to add the finer details and then you’ll learn which options you can use during the finishing process. Everyone will go home with a 10″ carved dragon!

Registration Includes

Instruction, practice materials, dragon medallion blank

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!
  • The most important tool to have is a chip carving knife (LINK)
  • Second in importance is a #11 X-Acto knife with extra blades and handles (LINK)
  • Regular straight chisels are also useful (a regular 1/8″ and 3/8″ straight chisel is all you’d need)
  • A mallet (any size up to 20 oz) can be handy

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.

And lastly, here is a time lapse video of Clayton preparing blanks for class:



1917 W Superior St, Duluth, Minnesota, 55806, United States


Located on street level. Handicapped accessible.



  • Mitch Vesaas says:

    Can I bring my own dragon carving pattern?

    • Bryan French says:

      I checked with the instructor, and he’s not against the idea, but just wanted to me to ensure you understood that he has already created blanks for the class, and won’t have additional wood with him to carve new ones. I hope this answers your question!

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


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