May 9, 2013

Advanced Carving Skills at the Instructor Apprenticeship Program

Students in the Wilderness Instructor Apprenticeship at Alderleaf learned advanced wood carving skills from guest teacher (and expert ethnobotanist) Heidi Bohan, author of "The People of Cascadia". Heidi taught the apprentices how to use a variety of different carving tools including adzes and curved blades, as part of a project making carved platters. Check out the photos below.

Jamie carving animal track details into her platter.

Everyone was focused and fully immersed in the project. Quite a pile of wood shavings!

Jeremy deepens the bowl and adds bobcat track details.

Everybody ended the day proud of their work and excited about their newly acquired advanced wood carving skills.

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