Wood Carving Class – Freestyle Chip Carving

  • 11/02/2019
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wood Carving Class – FreeStyle Chip Carving with Carver, John Modjewski

Saturday, November 2, 2019     9:00 a.m. – noon

Adults $55.00

Knife needed. See supply info below.

Deadline for payment/registration: October 26th

Chip carving or chip-carving, kerbschnitt in German, is a style of carving in which knives or chisels are used to remove small chips of wood material from a flat surface in a single piece. This “chipping away style” of wood carving has a history of use in decorating various wood household objects including furniture, and in creating highly decorative pieces.

Although the finished chip carved pieces are often intricate, and look complex, it is surprisingly easy to learn. In the United States it is typically used with pine, basswood, butternut, or mahogany. Chip carving tools are often used for whittling, cabinetry, or other general workbench functions.

Carver, John Modjewski of Eagle River will teach this class for experienced carvers, although beginners are welcome. Students will work with flat basswood plaques to create a design for carving.

John Modjewski, has been carving for well over 40 years. What began as a hobby has lasted a lifetime, starting with replicating a favorite crucifix belonging to his mother. John is president of the Northwoods Carvers, a carving group that meets regularly in Eagle River. John’s love of carving has led to teaching others and sharing his talents. He has been an instructor at the Rhinelander School of the Arts, teaches carving workshops hosted by his carving associations and, as an active Boy Scout leader, has taught many scouts to carve.

1” Chip Carving Knife
Protective glove for carving if you have one, otherwise they will be available for use during class.

Chip Carving Knives are available from various sources –
Amazon.com – Beaver Craft $13.95
Hummul.com – OCC Tools $23.95
Woodcraft Supply – various brands & prices

Questions on supplies call John at: 715-889-1827

Deadline for payment/registration: Oct 26

All classes must be pre-paid prior to deadline.
No refunds will be given for cancellations after class deadline.

If area school districts close due to weather on the day of a LOLA class, LOLA classes will be canceled for the safety of our students and teachers.  In such an event, LOLA will make all attempts to contact students and rescheduled classes for a later date. Please call the LOLA Office with any questions or concerns.

Home School Students Carving Classes – Ages 12+
Freestyle Chip Carving – Two Part Class
Jan 7 & Jan 21
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Students must bring a 1″ chip carving knife.


Venue Phone: (715) 547-3950

Venue Website:

4262 County Rd B, Land O Lakes, Wisconsin, 54540, United States