Creating a masterwork of art can be like wandering through a maze: after a lengthy period of reflection and contemplation, you’ll still probably starve. Appreciate the figurative risks and transcendent joys of artistic creativity with this Groupon.
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.
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.