Introduction to Viking Relief Carving
This workshop, hosted by Christen Dokk Smith, will introduce carvers to low-relief Viking designs.
Saturday, September 10th
9:00AM - 4:00PM

Speaker

Christen Dokk Smith

Host

Carving on the Edge Festival

Price

$120.00

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We will be working with low relief Viking designs. Strong focus on repetitive details and accurate knife/ tool handling. The design will be based on carvings from the Viking era (approx. 850 CE). Suitable for beginner and Intermediate carvers.

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Speaker

Christen Dokk Smith

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Christen Dokk Smith is a classically trained carver, living in Tofino, BC. His exquisite carving and sculpture is a culmination of old world craftsmanship, west coast design, and contemporary innovation.

Hailing from Norway, Christen trained under master woodcarver Bjarte Aarset at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo. During his four-year apprenticeship, Christen trained in the classical European way of carving, focusing on Viking, Medieval, Baroque, and Rococo carving. During this time he also learned the art of historical restoration and was commissioned to make many high-precision replicas for museums, churches, and other historical buildings.

In 2012 Christen relocated to the Vancouver Island, and made his home in Tofino, where he has been inspired by the indigenous carving traditions of the Tla-o-qui-aht.

Christen currently carves from Henry Nolla’s iconic Carving shed on North Chesterman beach near The Wickaninnish Inn.

Location

Naa'Waya'Sum Gardens

Time

9:00AM - 4:00PM

Price

$120.00

Organizer

Carving on the Edge Festival

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