Wood Carving for Beginners

Come discover the world of wood carving. You will learn all about tools, basic cuts and create you own carving
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  • Lectures 16
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

Come discover the world of wood carving. This course is intended for anyone who's ever asked the question how do you carve that? How do you get started? I take my students step by step through topics like what knifes to use and what tools are needed. They will Master the four basic wood carving cuts. Then I teach my students how to create my famous Little People carvings. In this video I carve my 2020th Little Person and I just love carving them and you will too. Also we will make a very handy guide on how to carve faces, people love having this guide around. You never know what you do until you try it.

What are the requirements?

  • You will need a Carving knife and a V tool, we will discuss in lecture which to buy and where
  • 7/8inch X 7/8inch X 2 1/4 inch piece of Basswood

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Gathering the correct carving tools
  • step by step carving my famous Little People
  • Master the 4 basic wood carving cuts
  • Learn to Paint and properly antique your carvings

Who is the target audience?

  • This Woodcarving course is designed for someone’s very first time craving and by the end you will have created your own Little Person Carving. Even if you have some carving experience this course will be a great refresher and I bet you'll learn something new as well. I would not recommend this course for someone who is unsteady with their hands since we are using very sharp knives.

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Section 1: Introducing Sharon Elliott
Meet Sharon Elliott
Section 2: Getting Started
Choosing the right Knife and other tools
Learn the 4 basics Wood Carving Cuts
Section 3: Starting to create your Little Person Carving
Starting your Little Person Steps 1-4
Step 5 Shaping the hat
Creating the legs and body Step 6
Shaping the back side Step 7
Creating the jaw line Step 8
Adding arms and pockets step 9
step 10-11
putting on your carvings clothes Step 12
Section 4: Detailed Face Carving Guide
How to carve a face Eyebrow, Eyes and Nose
How to carve a face Mouth, Lips and Finishing
Section 5: Finishing your carvings
Painting your Carving
Time to Antique your carving
Section 6: Check out one of my galleries
A quick preview of a gallery my work is shown at

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Instructor Biography

Sharon Elliott, Phoenix based Artist (Woodcarver, Painter, Basket weaver)

Hello my name is Sharon Elliott and I am an artist living in the Phoenix Arizona area. I have been wood carving for 30 years and I've been teaching classes for the last 20 years on wood carving. I also in the last couple years started Water color painting which now I'm teaching and selling many paintings. I love to create arts and crafts with my hands and enjoy creating from nothing. I have my work in a couple galleries across Arizona. On Udemy I plan on teaching courses on wood carving and watercolor painting, and perhaps if people like my courses ill create a pine needle baskets class, we shall see. You never know what you can do until you try.

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