Calvo Studio

East Gloucester

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Seasoned wood carver imparts basic, bare-bones skills through one-day seminar of demonstrations & hands-on carving

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Promotional value expires Jun 30, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Must be 14 or older, up to 18 years old must be accompanied by guardian. Valid only on 4/21, 4/22, 5/19, 6/2, 6/3, 6/30, (10am-3pm). Classes must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Creativity can strike at any moment, whether you’re near a piece of wood or beside a slumbering strongman and many rolls of toilet paper. Learn to recognize opportune moments with this Groupon to Calvo Studio in Gloucester. Choose between the following options:

  • For $89, you get an introductory woodcarving seminar for one (a $225 value).
  • For $168, you get an introductory woodcarving seminar for two (a $450 value).<p>

Choose from classes on April 21–22, May 19, June 2–3, or June 30, which last from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include a lunch break.

Featured on PBS’ The Woodwright’s Shop, seasoned wood sculptor David Calvo brings more than 30 years of experience to the tender transfiguration of stoic wood blocks. Novice fingers and thumbs learn to grip and trace tracks of timber, learning basic woodworking techniques through demonstrations and splinter-shearing practice. One-day seminars hook beginners with the baby steps needed to whittle award-winning chifforobes and bas-relief toothpicks, and include all necessary woodworking tools and timber. David imparts contemporary and classical styles through the session’s grain wheel exercise, which teaches the steady hands and stony gaze needed to permanently transform wood, regardless of the enchanted talking tree it came from.

Calvo Studio

David Calvo first picked up woodcarving as a college student at the University of Massachusetts more than 30 years ago. Since then, he's consistently showcased his skills at international woodworking trade shows, on nationally televised PBS programs such as The Woodwright's Shop and American Woodshop, and in woodworking-centric magazines, including Popular Woodworking and Woodshop News. David's studio splits its time between contemporary and classical styles, and its work—ranging from ornaments and furniture to custom-carved doors and fine art reliefs—has inhabited an impressive lineup of venues, including the Statue of Liberty Museum and Harvard University's renowned Sanders Theatre. Students hoping to learn the woodcarving craft can have David and his staff whittle skills and tips into their brains during a variety of classes, seminars, and multiday workshops offered at the studio.

Customer Reviews

Fun intro class! Arrive with some idea of what spoon you want to make would make it smoother ;) but overall: FUN! Parking is a bit tricky...
Margaret W. · March 21, 2016
Try to get into a small class
Lisa · April 20, 2014
I really enjoyed the Intro to wood carving class. David presented good information in a very laid back and comfortable atmosphere.
Darice Y. · March 9, 2014
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    East Gloucester

    235 East Main Street

    Gloucester, MA 01930


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