Port Townsend School of Woodworking
Preserving the Tradition

Carving Workshop: All Levels


Carving Workshop: all levels


***This class has been changed to Relief Carving Fundamentals***

Relief Carving Fundamentals


This class is an "open carving" class where you can bring in any carving project you want to work on. This week is open to beginning or experienced carvers.

If you are currently working on a carving project and are having difficulties with the next step, Mary can help you get through it. If you don't have a project in mind, Mary can provide one. If you have never picked up a carving gouge before, Mary can show you how! So, the bottom line is - carve whatever you want, and we'll figure it out as we go! 

Mary will be contacting each student individually before the class to see what project they have in mind and to make sure that everyone is fully equipped and prepared.

Tools and materials

 Because each project is unique and individual, students should bring and prepare their own wood. Mary will speak with you in advance to give guidance if they have questions. She can suggest a materials and tool list based on your project. 

"Beginner's kits" are also available from the school if you prefer not to prepare your own stock. The kit includes: 

  • Basswood: 1 piece approx. 5 to 6" wide x 7 to 8" long x 1" thick

  • Mahogany: 1 piece - same size as above

  • Walnut: 1 piece - same size as above


This is an all levels class open to all students - both beginner and advanced. Be aware that the class is designed to give students guidance for individual projects. For beginning students, you may not have as much focus or guidance as the more structured beginning class: Relief Carving Fundamentals.

Class Information and Registration

Class starts at 9:00am on the first day.
Please read our What to Expect page for general information about the School.
Please also read our Registration Policy.

Class size: 10
Cost: $750

Materials Charge: No charge if you are bringing your own materials. If you prefer not to prepare your own wood, beginner's kits are available from the school for $50. You can select this option on the registration form.

When you click on the Register link you will be able to register for the class or, if the class is full, sign up for the wait list.