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September 2016

Introduction to Relief Carving – Sunday September 18, 2016 – Morning

September 18, 2016 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$55

This workshop is designed for beginner carvers and will cover an understanding of wood grain, alignment and west coast wood species. There will be instruction on the safe use, care of, and basic sharpening of hand carving tools. Participants will learn the basic elements of carving design and will complete their own 12-14" circle of clear yellow cedar.Workshop cost includes carving grade prepared round of wood and use of professional quality tools. Please bring your own tools if you have…

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Mask Making with Tim Paul – Sunday September 18, 2016

September 18, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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free

Demonstrations on the hand tools and cuts used in Nuu-chah-nulth traditional mask making. Hosted by Tim Paul. BIO Artist Tim Paul was born in 1950 in the isolated village of Esperanza Inlet, north of Tofino on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. He began carving in 1975 under the direction of Ben Andrews and later with John Livingston at the Arts of the Raven studio in Victoria, BC. He accepted the position of Assistant Carver to Richard Hunt at the…

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Social Media Strategies for Artists – Sunday September 18, 2016

September 18, 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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free

How to market your business with Instagram and Facebook Stories. Tip and tricks to increase engagement. hosted by Jennifer Steven Jennifer Steven has over 20 years experience in business and art gallery retail. She is the Gallery Director & CEO of Eagle Aerie Gallery in Tofino, an artist owned gallery by Roy Henry Vickers. She has a Diploma in Public Relations and a Certificate in Social Media. As a entrepreneur, Jennifer has started 3 businesses, including her new gift shop…

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The Gallery Session – Sunday September 18, 2016

September 18, 2016 @ 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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free

This session will provide a brief overview of the function and goals of a successful gallery and how they can benefit the artist. This will include what the gallery can offer artists and what the gallery in turns asks of the artist. The nature of the relationship should strive to be collaborative, productive, honest, and result in artistic and economic success for the artist and gallery. Hosted by Rebecca Blanchard Rebecca Blanchard has worked at the Stonington Gallery for 35 years, with 20…

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Grant writing for Artists – Sunday September 18, 2016

September 18, 2016 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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free

Hosted by the First Peoples’ Cultural Council and BC Arts Council Cathi Charles Wherry, Arts Program Manager at the First Peoples’ Cultural Council, and Monique Lacerte, Community Arts Programs Officer at the BC Arts Council, will partner on the delivery of this grant writing workshop. Get an overview of these two arts funding organizations, and learn the basics of writing a strong application. Ask questions about what grants are available for you and your organization, and learn the best way…

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September 2017

Woodblock Printmaking with Dan Law – Thursday, September 7th, 2017 – AM

September 7, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$40

Come practice the art of Woodblock Printmaking with local artist Dan Law. Participants will have the opportunity to carve their own designs on locally salvaged maple blocks (8 x 6) using high quality woodcutting tools. They will use these to create a small run of prints using the artist's custom made 24" intaglio press with archival paper and inks. Space for 10 participants. Register Online Powered by Eventbrite INSTRUCTOR BIO Dan Law is a full time professional artist living and working…

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Crooked Knife Making with Rick Wolcott – Thursday, September 7th, 2017

September 7, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$125

Students will be guided through the process of making their own crooked carving knife. You will be provided with a flat ground 01 tool steel blank and a new file for shaping the blank. A gas torch is used to heat the steel to bend into a crook and to harden the blade. Your finished knife will be fastened to a handle with rivets. This is an all day workshop, please bring your own lunch. Space for 10 participants. Register…

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Woodblock Printmaking with Dan Law – Thursday, September 7th, 2017 – PM

September 7, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$40

Come practice the art of Woodblock Printmaking with local artist Dan Law. Participants will have the opportunity to carve their own designs on locally salvaged maple blocks (8 x 6) using high quality woodcutting tools. They will use these to create a small run of prints using the artist's custom made 24" intaglio press with archival paper and inks. Space for 10 participants. Register Online Powered by Eventbrite INSTRUCTOR BIO Dan Law is a full time professional artist living and working…

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Bentwood Box Workshop with Joe Martin – Friday, September 8th, 2017

September 8, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$200

Tla-o-qui-aht master canoe carver Joe Martin will introduce the traditional teachings and uses of the Huupukwanum, or the Nuu-chah-nulth bentwood box. The Huupukwanum has many utilitarian purposes for the Nuu-chah-nulth people but also carries a strong symbology around the teachings, rights, dances and songs held by the chiefs.  Participants will have the opportunity to steam and fasten their own 8 x 11 inch box using cedar. This is a full day workshop and will take place on the Shore Pier outside under the…

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Tool Sharpening with Christen Dokk Smith – Friday, September 8th, 2017 – AM

September 8, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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Free – $20

Join us for a live Tool Sharpening Demonstration with local Norwegian carver Christen Dokk Smith. Christen will be demonstrating an array of sharpening techniques for wood carvers aimed to support you in keeping your tools functional, well-maintained, and carving ready. Donations for the demo welcomed. In the second hour limited spaces will be available for 1 on 1 sharpening tutorial with your own tools. Register Online Powered by Eventbrite INSTRUCTOR BIO Born and raised in Norway, Christen Dokk Smith did a…

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Spoon Carving Workshop with Rick Wolcott – Friday, September 8th, 2017

September 8, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$60

Students will be guided through the process of carving an ornamental (and functional!) spoon with the use of hand tools. There will be instruction on wood grain, alignment and essential personal and tool safety. You will be provided with a pre-shaped blank of wood and carving tools for the workshop. From simple to fancy depends on how far you want to take it in this fun and informative introduction to wood carving. Space for 10 participants. Register Online Powered by Eventbrite…

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Tool Sharpening with Christen Dokk Smith – Friday, September 8th, 2017 – PM

September 8, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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Free – $20

Join us for a live Tool Sharpening Demonstration with local Norwegian carver Christen Dokk Smith. Christen will be demonstrating an array of sharpening techniques for wood carvers aimed to support you in keeping your tools functional, well-maintained, and carving ready. Donations for the demo welcomed. In the second hour limited spaces will be available for 1 on 1 sharpening tutorial with your own tools. Register Online Powered by Eventbrite INSTRUCTOR BIO Born and raised in Norway, Christen Dokk Smith did a…

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Skipper Sisters Dugout Canoe Tour – Friday September 8th, 2017

September 8, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$95

Join local Skipper Sisters Gisele and Tsimka Martin on a Tla-o-qui-aht language odyssey in our traditional coastal dugout canoes. While out soaking up the spirit of this place you will learn some of the ancestral language spoken for thousands of years by our local communities. Don't fret if you are a little rusty on your sea-faring skills or local lingo. You will be expertly guided through the basics of properly using your paddle, the magic of "pulling together", and a respectful…

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Viking Carving with Christen Dokk Smith – Saturday, September 9th, 2017

September 9, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$125

Learn to carve in the Viking style with local carver Christen Dokk Smith.  We will be working with low relief viking design in hardwood based on carvings from the Viking era (approximately 850 CE). There will be a strong teaching focus on repetitive details and accurate knife/tool handling.  This workshop is a great opportunity for west coast carvers to explore cultural carving from another region. Suitable for carvers with some low relief carving experience. This is a 7 hour workshop…

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Printmaking for Families with Dan Law – Saturday, September 9th, 2017

September 9, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$5 – $20

Drop in printmaking for youth and families. This workshop is designed for beginners of all ages. Participants will have the opportunity to design and carve a printing block which they will use to create a small run of prints using the artist's custom made 24" intaglio press. This class is drop in all day. 4 x 6 foam block - $15 4 x 6 lino block - $20 4 x 6 maple wood block - $30 INSTRUCTOR BIO Dan Law is a full…

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Bentwood Box Workshop with Joe Martin – Saturday, September 9th, 2017

September 9, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$200

Tla-o-qui-aht master canoe carver Joe Martin will introduce the traditional teachings and uses of the Huupukwanum, or the Nuu-chah-nulth bentwood box. The Huupukwanum has many utilitarian purposes for the Nuu-chah-nulth people but also carries a strong symbology around the teachings, rights, dances and songs held by the chiefs.  Participants will have the opportunity to steam and fasten their own 8 x 11 inch box using cedar. This is a full day workshop and will take place on the Shore Pier outside under the…

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Skipper Sisters Dugout Canoe Tour – Saturday September 9th, 2017

September 9, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$95

Join local Skipper Sisters Gisele and Tsimka Martin on a Tla-o-qui-aht language odyssey in our traditional coastal dugout canoes. While out soaking up the spirit of this place you will learn some of the ancestral language spoken for thousands of years by our local communities. Don't fret if you are a little rusty on your sea-faring skills or local lingo. You will be expertly guided through the basics of properly using your paddle, the magic of "pulling together", and a respectful…

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Grant writing workshop with First People’s Culture Council – Sunday, September 10th, 2017

September 10, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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Free

First Peoples' Cultural Council will be offering a free Information Session to learn more about applying for arts grants.  There will also be opportunities to speak to staff one on one. Cathi Charles Wherry is Anishnaabeque, a member of the Rama Mnjikaning First Nation, where her Father was born. Her mother’s ancestors crossed the sea from Britain five generations ago. Since 1979, she has lived in the beautiful homelands of the Lkwungen and WSANEC people on Southern Vancouver Island. She…

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September 2018

Artist Forum and Lunch – Thursday, September 6th, 2018

September 6, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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Free

Artist Forum and Lunch Participating artists are invited to the Artist Forum and Lunch before the festival is opened to the public. The Tips and Tricks Session will introduce our guest artists to the group with an opportunity to learn more about their individual approaches to carving. The Festival Overview Session provides detailed information on the ways artists can make the most out of this year’s festival. 10am - Artist Registration - coffee served 11am - Artist Welcome with Hjalmer…

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Grant Writing Workshop with First Peoples’ Cultural Council – Friday, September 7th, 2018

September 7, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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Free

Grant Writing Workshop First Peoples’ Cultural Council will be offering a free Information Session to learn more about applying for arts grants. There will also be opportunities to speak to staff one on one. The FPCC Arts Program and the Aboriginal Arts Development Awards (AADA) continue to provide great benefits to Indigenous artists, groups, organizations and communities as well as to the general population of B.C. The AADA program is made possible through our long-time partnership with the BC Arts…

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Nuu-chah-nulth Language Blocks Workshop – Friday, September 7th, 2018

September 7, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$60

Nuu-chah-nulth Language Blocks Workshop Participants will create a set of language blocks using the phonetics for the Nuu-chah-nulth language. Local Nuu-chah-nulth language apprentice and revitalization enthusiast Timmy Masso will demonstrate how the blocks can be used for solo study or group exercises. Each participant will leave with their own set of up to 16 blocks that they can use later to create and practice Nuu-chah-nulth words. Workshop is designed for age 6 and up. Participants under the age of 12…

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“Fish and Berries” Nuu-chah-nulth Language Nest Demo – Friday, September 7th, 2018

September 7, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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Free

“Fish and Berries” Nuu-chah-nulth Language Nest Demo Take half an hour to feel what it is like to be immersed in the language of this land, the language of our host community of Tla-o-qui-aht. Join us for a demonstration of a Language Nest, an immersion space where fluent speakers create the environment for children and learners to “absorb” the sounds of our language as opposed to “learning” the sounds. Many involved in language revitalization believe that the Language Nest provides…

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Platter Making: Beginner Carving Workshop – Saturday, September 8th, 2018

September 8, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$40

Platter Making: Beginner Carving Workshop Students will be guided through the process of carving an ornamental (and functional!) shallow platter with the use of hand tools. There will be instruction on wood grain, alignment and essential personal and tool safety. You will be provided with a blank of red cedar wood and basic carving tools for the workshop. From simple to fancy depends on how far you want to take it in this fun and informative introduction to wood carving.…

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Adze Making: Tool Workshop – Saturday, September 8th, 2018

September 8, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$180

Adze Making: Tool Workshop The elbow adze is a central tool of Northwest Coast Carving. With proper geometry, this tool allows you to quickly remove material, shape out areas, and cut finely to the line. Join tool maker Charles Prince from Kestrel Tool, for a full-day workshop in elbow adze construction. Participants will shape handles from Alder crooks and affix them to adze blades provided by Kestrel Tool. Participants will leave the workshop with a finished elbow adze ready to…

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Transferring Design Workshop – Saturday, September 8th, 2018

September 8, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$15

Transferring Design Workshop Using the same method Kelli uses to transfer designs to her wood carvings, this workshop will teach participants how to trace and transfer designs onto canvas, and paint the transferred design. A small salmon egg design will be provided by the artist. All workshop materials will be provided. Children under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult.   INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY Kelli Clifton: was born and raised in Prince Rupert, BC. Her mother is of European ancestry…

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Platter Making: Beginner Carving Workshop – Saturday, September 8th, 2018

September 8, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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One event on September 8, 2018 at 1:00pm

The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$40

Platter Making: Beginner Carving Workshop Students will be guided through the process of carving an ornamental (and functional!) shallow platter with the use of hand tools. There will be instruction on wood grain, alignment and essential personal and tool safety. You will be provided with a blank of red cedar wood and basic carving tools for the workshop. From simple to fancy depends on how far you want to take it in this fun and informative introduction to wood carving.…

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Transferring Design Workshop – Saturday, September 8th, 2018

September 8, 2018 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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One event on September 8, 2018 at 2:00pm

The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$15

Transferring Design Workshop Using the same method Kelli uses to transfer designs to her wood carvings, this workshop will teach participants how to trace and transfer designs onto canvas, and paint the transferred design. A small salmon egg design will be provided by the artist. All workshop materials will be provided. Children under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult.   INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY Kelli Clifton: was born and raised in Prince Rupert, BC. Her mother is of European ancestry…

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Crooked Knife Making: Tool Workshop – Sunday, September 9th, 2018

September 9, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$125

Crooked Knife Making: Tool Workshop Students will be guided through the process of making their own crooked (or hook) carving knife. You will be provided with a flat ground 01 tool steel blank and a new file for shaping the blank. A gas torch is used to heat the steel to bend into a crook and to harden the blade. Your finished knife will be fastened to a handle with rivets. This is an all day workshop, you will need…

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Printmaking for Families – Sunday, September 9th, 2018

September 9, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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$5 – $20

Printmaking for Families Drop-in printmaking for youth and families. This workshop is designed for beginners of all ages. Participants will have the opportunity to design and carve a printing block which they will use to create a small run of prints using the artist's custom made 24" intaglio press. Pre-register to guarantee your space, limited supplies are available. Cost: 4 x 6 foam block - $5 4 x 6 lino block - $20   INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY Dan Law: is a full…

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Tool Sharpening: Demonstration & Tutorials – Sunday, September 9th, 2018

September 9, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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Free – $45

Tool Sharpening: Demonstration & Tutorials Join us for a live Tool Sharpening Demonstration with local Norwegian carver Christen Dokk Smith. Christen will be demonstrating an array of sharpening techniques for wood carvers aimed to support you in keeping your tools functional, well-maintained, and carving ready. Donations for the demo welcomed. Following the demo, there are three 45min tutorial spaces available. Tutorials offer 1 on 1 sharpening sessions with your own tools, available by website registration. Demo: 12pm-1pm (by donation) Session…

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