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Olive's Porch

Carve a Garden Cottage

Regular price $65.00
Regular price Sale price $65.00

Instructor: Nikki Reese

Day & Date: Thursday, June 20

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Tuition: $65.00

Ages: Adults (18 and up)

All levels are welcome. No experience required.

Students Please Bring:

  • Carving Glove (Can be purchased at Olive’s Porch or the Craft Shop on campus)
  • Closed-toed shoes.
  • Note taking materials.
  • (Optional) A snack and/or water bottle. Filtered water is available in the classroom.

Carve a miniature garden cottage you can display or gift. Beginning students will learn knife skills, knife safety, and how to carve details in wood. Students with previous carving experience will build upon their carving and detailing knowledge. Time permitting, we will learn basic painting techniques for wood. The finished garden cottage is approximately 3 inches tall by 1.5 inches wide. If students complete their project, there will be additional projects. Nikki will also provide blanks for students to take home and continue their carving skills.

All materials are included with a $20 FEE PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the time of the workshop. *Payment by cash or check is required for materials fees. 

About Instructor: Nikki Reese is a figure and textile tool wood carver based out of Western North Carolina. You can find her published works in various issues of Woodcarving Illustrated, and her book Carve a World of Gnomes. You can see further work on her website: