Beginner Chainsaw Carving Intensive
April 25-27 - Bellingham WA
Class Description and Details
Class Date: April 25th, 26th & 27th
Location: Tomas Vrba Studio – 1481 E Axton Road, Bellingham, WA 98226
Learn how to chainsaw carve from award-winning artist Tomas Vrba. In this small-group class (5:1 ratio) you’ll get plenty of individual attention, customized instruction, and hands-on training from one of the best in the business. Use this class to jump-start your own chainsaw carving career, or to gain the coolest hobby you’ll ever have.
Each student completes 3 chainsaw carvings out of Western Red Cedar. Carvings are yours to keep.
We welcome all levels. No experience necessary!
Topics covered include:
- Chainsaw safety
- Tools and finishes
- Planning your piece
- Plunge cuts
- Expert finishing techniques
- Overview of the competitive chainsaw circuit
- Resources for where to find tools and materials
**Each class registration includes a complimentary 1-hour follow up consultation any time within the next 12 months. Bring your work and get a 1:1 critique to help you apply what you’ve learned.
Class cost: $1,495 (includes a professional chainsaw package)
Class maximum: 5 students
Class times: 9am-4pm each day. Contact us for local lodging recommendations.
Registration deadline: April 15th
*Cancellations must be received by April 18th for a full refund. Cancellations after April 18th receive a 50% refund.
We provide: wood; chainsaw and professional setup (carving bar, chain, etc.); eye protection; gas; bar oil; LUNCH, WATER, HOT COFFEE
Students must bring: chainsaw chaps; ear protection; work boots (steel toe recommended but not required); weather-appropriate clothing that covers arms and legs