A Reverence for Wood: Traditional Woodcraft Course – Adam Weaver

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design
457 Queen Street
E3B 1B7
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7 WEEK COURSES | $255 + HST (ONE 3 HOUR CLASS PER WEEK FOR 7 WEEKS) Thursdays from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Starts February 13 2020

In this 7 week course, re-discover the lost art of woodcraft and develop your own reverence for wood. Instructor Adam Weaver will reintroduce the value of ‘slow craft’ and its importance within a fast-paced modern world. By using freshly cut - greenwood we will work on various projects including spoons, bowls, quartered walking sticks, wood spirits, and more. We will use traditional tools and techniques such as draw knives and shave horses, sloyd knives, crook knives, carving hatchets, fries, mauls, and more. We will explore a diversity of wood types, learn basic tool sharpening techniques and cover safety tips and tricks.

MATERIAL COST: $40.00 to be paid to the instructor on the day of the workshop.

Instructor - Adam Weaver

Since an early age, Adam has been interested in Woodcraft, having helped build a cedar strip canoe with his grandfather. After nearly a decade of living in countries all over the world, Adam re-discovered an appreciation for authentic ‘lost crafts’. In 2013, he spent 6 months volunteering in rural Uganda, where he saw the craft of mask and drum carving. Later, he spent some time working on a farm in Wales. Where he met a ‘bodger’, a man who carved stools out of greenwood. This was the first time he had seen a variety of old hand tools, and was inspired. Fast forward to today, Adam now teaches his own wood crafting course at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design’s Edventures program and continues to experiment with new techniques


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