Woodcarving: Santa Spool
Instructor: Carolyn Anderson
Friday, December 1
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Ages: Adult (18 and up)
All levels are welcome. No experience required.
- Please bring a thumb guard and carving glove. (Can be purchased at the John C. Campbell Folk School Craft Shop or found online)
- Students can bring their own carving knives if they have them.
In this workshop you’ll make a sweet ornament while learning different knife holds, how to mark out proportions, and how to carve a Santa face on a wooden spool. A well-known ornament traditionally made by the Brasstown Carvers. Add your finished spool to your holiday decorations, adorn your tree, or gift it to someone special.
All materials are included with a $10 PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the time of the workshop.
*Payment by cash or check is required for materials fees.
Carolyn Anderson is a Brasstown Carver and member of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild. She has been carving for over 45 years! She enjoys introducing others to the Brasstown Carving tradition by demonstrating the style at schools, festivals, and at The Folk Art Center in Asheville. An active member of her community, Carolyn is very involved with the Brasstown Community Center, the Brasstown Farmer’s Market and various events and carving meet ups at the John C. Campbell Folk School. When Carolyn is not carving, she’s out walking in nature looking for sticks to carve, spending time in her garden, or enjoying time with family and friends.