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Sculptural Woodworking 1W23

Age Group: 
Teens (17+), Adults

Expand your hand-tool-skill while exploring three dimensional forms. In this course we will explore various forms of carving and manipulating wood. Using these techniques, you'll create forms and textures in wood, while learning about three dimensional sculpture.

*No class on February 10th, March 10th


I took Sculptural Woodworking when it was offered for the first time last fall and enrolled again for the winter session because wanted to continue to learn from Jared.  I really liked that the class was fluid and experimental but also learned a lot of technical skills.


I took this class because I have always wanted to try woodworking and take a class at the Eliot.  Jared was fantastic; a natural teacher.  He is so knowledgeable and skilled, knows when to be present and when to leave space.  His enthusiasm and energy is inspiring. The space was great. The group had a great vibe.  I loved this class!


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Jared Abner


Jared Abner is a 2021 graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology’s furniture design program where he earned a BFA in Sculpture. While at RIT, Jared was introduced to the imaginative furniture and sculpture of his professor, Andy Buck. Buck’s work inspired Jared to play and explore the medium of wood and the contingencies of his tools. Jared continues this exploration in his Boston-based studio.

Woodworking, Carving
Materials to bring to class:

A Morakniv 120 Sloyd knife is helpful for this class, but not essential.  You can purchase one here: Morakniv 120 Sloyd Knife on Amazon

Optional: 8/20 Hand-Carving Gouge: 8/20 Gauge on Woodcraft.com