canceled – Green Woodworking Basics: A 2-day Woodcarving Immersion with instructor Leslie Andrew Wolf Walters

Mon, March 30 @ 11:00 am – Tue, March 31 @ 4:00 pm
$100 plus a $20 material fee (Please pay material fee directly to the instructor)

Workshop Series Winter 2020

Green Woodworking Basics: A 2-day Woodcarving Immersion with instructor Leslie Andrew Wolf Walters

11am-4pm class each day: Mon, Tues March 30, 31

canceled – Green Woodworking (noun): the process of carving and shaping wood before it has cured. Greenwood is easy to carve and offers a wide range of possibilities that cured wood does not.

Green woodworking is an immensely satisfying and inexpensive hobby. This two days workshop will teach you how to get started in this popular craft. The class blends demo time and work time in order to maximize learning. We take regular breaks for snacks and show-and-tell. You’ll leave the class with a head full of knowledge and a unique wooden spoon. All materials and tools are included with the material fee, with the option to purchase tools to take home at the end of class.

Day 1: Carving basics. Students will learn the basics of the green woodworking process: from log to finished product, while learning how to safely use a saw, hook knife and straight knife. We will discuss technique, tools and history, and why spoon carving? We will start by making chopsticks (a deceptively challenging project) and as time allows small stirring spoons.

Day 2: Hatchet skills and finishing projects. We will finish projects from yesterday, axe demo and eating spoons, we will discuss finishing techniques and decoration. We will also cover important topics such as where to source tools and wood.

Leslie Andrew Wolf Walters lives in Portland, Oregon and is a hand tool woodworker specializing in greenwood spoon carving. “I am inspired by Scandinavian folk art and the tools and skills used by people who once and still live in northern forests around the world. I have been obsessively carving for 7+ years, traveling around the country studying, learning and teaching spoon carving and traditional hand tool skills. I am also a founding member of the Portland Spoon Club a monthly get together giving spoon carvers and green woodworkers access to community and resources.”


COST: $100 plus $20 materials fee (Please pay material fee directly to instructor)

BRING: notebook and writing utensil, water bottle and snacks, work gloves (optional), whatever tools that you have that you want to talk about (optional). Please bring a sack lunch. Coffee provided.

This class is for students age 14 and up. 16 students max.

RSVP via or 360-642-2542 between 9am-9pm



The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644


This class is part of the Winter 2020 Workshop Series at The Sou’wester. All classes are open to the public and all skill levels welcome. Visit to see the full schedule of artist-led workshops.

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