Calvo Studio

East Gloucester

22 Ratings

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In a Nutshell

Introductory seminar teaches basic woodcarving or clay-modeling techniques and skills with hands-on personal project

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Promotional value expires Dec 5, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Must be 14 or older, up to 18 years old must be accompanied by guardian. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $79 for a four-hour introductory woodcarving or clay-modeling class for one (a $225 total value)
  • $149 for a four-hour introductory woodcarving or clay-modeling class for two (a $450 total value)

Each option includes the following:

  • Class admission (a $150 value/person)
  • Wood or clay supplies (a $25 value/person)
  • Tool rental (a $50 value/person)

During the four-hour introductory class, students will come to understand tool design, wood structure, basic hand-carving techniques, and designing skills, all of which will be tested with the creation of personal woodcarving projects.

Likewise, groups work to understand a new way of seeing three-dimensional lines while working with modeled objects in clay. Studying a simple cast of the human form, students visually map shapes while studying proportion and composition to create their own sculpture.

Calvo Studio schedules its courses so customers can take the woodcarving class in the morning and the clay-modeling class in the afternoon. Click here for a list of class dates and times.

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

22 Ratings

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

    +19782830231

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