Introduction to Woodcarving
Taught by Summer Woodsong

For the 2017 Season Summer will be teaching her two-day classes:

   May 17-May 18, 2017
   September 21-22, 2017

Registration Form

Have you ever wanted to learn wood carving?  This two day “hands on” class focuses on basic carving techniques and materials. Summer has been an avid whittler and carver throughout her life, but was fortunate to attend classes with a professional European wood carver for three years.

She will share the basics on wood carving tools, knives and gouges, as well as information on knife sharpening techniques and basic woodcarving cuts.  In this two-day class each student will work on a carving project that will use a variety of woodcarving strokes and techniques.

This two day “hands on” class focuses on the use of wood carving tools, safety equipment, basic wood information and use of provided tools.  Since many folks taking up wood carving experience hand fatigue, we will have four two-hour sessions over two days. You will come away with a small project, way too much information, and hopefully a deep enthusiasm for your continued experience in wood carving.

  • Pre-registration required
  • Total class cost is $265
  • $40 registration fee, due to the Ozark Folk Center State Park when you sign up for the class
  • Class and material fee of $225 is due at the beginning of class, Summer accepts cash, check or major credit cards.
  • Minimum number of students 2 - maximum 6
  •   (If the class does not make, the student will be notified on the first business day after the registration deadline.)
  • Class begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m., with an hour break for lunch.   Students will meet Summer at the Administration Building to get name badge and walk to the shop.

Woodworking knives, gouges, sharpening tools and safety gloves will be provided for use during the class, although you are welcome to bring your own carving knives if you have them.  Aprons are optional; however it is still a good idea to wear “work” clothes.  Tools may be purchased from Summer.

To register, print the Registration form, complete it, and mail to: Ozark Folk Center State Park 1032 Park Ave. Mountain View, AR 72560 or call 870-269-3851. Classes fill quickly, so register today.

Need lodging? Our Cabins at Dry Creek are comfortable rooms with two queen sized beds, a private bath in each room and a lovely view of the surrounding forest.  The Cabins offer a special rate for Ozark Folk School students who book 5 nights or more, call 800-264-3655 to book your room.