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Wooden Kitchen Utensils Workshop with Karl Schwartz
June 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm$45 – $50
Enhance your cooking and presentation with a handcrafted touch. In this workshop Karl Schwartz will show you safe methods of using basic carving techniques to craft original wooden kitchen utensils. Learn to shape wood with a band saw and die grinder. Tools and materials provided. Students are welcome, but not required, to prepare a sketch or design to bring with them to the workshop. The class size is small so that you will have space and ample one-on-one time with the instructor.
Though Karl Schwartz is the son of a carpenter, he made his living as a computer engineer in Florida. He had been around wood working most of his life but it was not until his sister moved to Washington state that his interest in wood carving sparked. The masks of the Pacific North West and Inuit provided the incentive. Karl found the masks’ ability to invoke the spirit of animals, land, sea, and air creatures to be enlightening. For the last 20 years Karl has been carving animal figures and developing his woodworking craft. A lifelong learner, he continues to pursue education and guidance from other great wood workers. Karl hopes to pass this love of wood working on to others as well as some of the tricks and skills he has learned along the way.
Members $45 Non-members $50
Materials fee – included