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Introduction to Woodcarving

at Orange Coast College Community Education - Costa Mesa

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Costa Mesa, Orange County
2701 Fairview Rd Technology Center
Near Adams Ave
Costa Mesa, California 92626
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Room 135. Materials cost included: $40.
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Description
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Boris Khechoyan

What you'll learn in this woodworking class:

This class is designed to be an introduction to basic carving skills and would be perfect for any woodworker who wants to take his or her work to the next level. With a creative mixture of lecture, demonstrations, and hands-on experience, learn the anatomy of wood and how this knowledge will guide your decisions as you begin to create your work of art. Learn the various tools and woods available and how each has their purpose. 

The student will be introduced to the design process and ways to embellish your artwork as well as giving it the character that is specific to your style and design. Learn to make mistakes on paper before transferring those ideas into wood. Every project begins with an understanding of how to visualize the finished work and thinking in 3-dimensions. The student will learn the basic techniques of perspective, proportions, and symmetry before starting their project. Upon completion of the class, students will have created a beautifully handcrafted work of art by their own hands, under the guidance of a world-renowned master woodcarver. 
Material fee includes prepared blocks and design for each student.

Please read:  Required tool list. 15% discount available at Woodcraft -10770 Talbert Ave, Fountain Valley. Gouges listed in Bold - recommended and will be used for Beginning Class Best in market Swiss made Carving Tools -Pfeil Woodcraft will give 15% off for Carving tools for students who sign up for the Carving Class. 

Tools and materials required
: (Boris will introduce and demonstrate some of the basic wood carving tools and how they are used, maintained and kept sharp to provide the best results.). 
  • Straight Chisel ( Single Bevel) : o 05mm ,10mm, 14mm (05A16 , 05E16, 05E20) 
  • Straight Gouge: Sweep #5 o 03mm, 08mm, 12 mm (05Q03 , 05Q04 ,05Q16 ) 
  • Straight Gouge: Sweep #7 o 06mm, 14 mm (05E63, 05Q14 ) 
  • Spade Gouge: Sweep #7 o 10mm, 16mm (optional) ( 05M11 , 05M18 ) 
  • Straight Gouge: Sweep #8 o 04mm, 10mm, ( 05E65 , 05Q18 ) 
  • Straight V-Chisel: No. 12 V-parting Tool ( 05E51) 
  • Knife or Scalpel: Solid blade only. 
  • Wooden Mallet 
  • Combination Sharpening Stone: Medium and Fine 
  • Optional: Waterproof Sandpaper-360 grade To make your learning experience complete and enjoyable, it is essential that you have the recommended tools listed.

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Refund requests for classes/workshops must be made at least three (3) business days prior to the start date. All requests will be charged a $15 cancellation fee per person/per class. Refunds will NOT be granted if you cancel less than three (3) business days prior to the start date. If a class is canceled due to low enrollment or class cancellation, a refund will be issued promptly. Insufficient funds/returned checks are subject to a $25 service charge per check.

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The Technology (building 114) is located next to the Horticulture building and ABC building. The best place to park would be in the Adams parking lot. Walk on to campus between the Chemistry building and Horticulture building. Turn right in front of Horticulture, and walk straight to the Technology building. Weekday parking is by permit only in metered lots. Meters are 50 cents for 1 hour or buy an all day parking permit at yellow ticket dispenser located at Fairview & Arlington, In the Merrimac parking lot, and in the Adams Parking Lot by Monitor Way for $3.00. You may also purchase a parking permit at the Bursar’s office for $30. Parking is FREE on weekends.

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