Loading Events

« All Events

Carving with a Classical Flair – Marc Adams School of Woodworking 2024

September 23 @ 8:00 am - September 27 @ 5:00 pm

Learn Wood Carving with Alexander Grabovetskiy

This week presents an opportunity to engage in woodcarving under the guidance of one of the world’s premier carvers, Alexander. The class kicks off with Alexander demonstrating the most efficient and quickest methods to sharpen woodcarving tools. Participants delve into a woodcarving project, applying carving tools to outline and define their design’s intricate lines. Alexander imparts knowledge on visualizing in 3D and maneuvers discussions towards leveraging carving tools for various cuts, even with uncooperative wood grain.

As learners progress, they gain insights into the complete woodcarving process, from inception to completion, enhancing their carving efficiency. The curriculum then advances to more sophisticated woodcarving techniques, drawing from the classical tradition of carving. Throughout the week, as students become more adept at the carving process, Alexander addresses a pivotal question in woodcarving: how to conceptualize the ‘BIG idea’ in carving designs.

Together, Alexander and the students embark on a joint woodcarving project design, utilizing ancient mathematical methods applicable across various woodcarving disciplines, whether it be in furniture carving, three-dimensional (3D) carving, or ornamental and architectural woodcarving.

Key Points:

*Classical design development for carving–the ancient art of  design

*How to think in 3D before you carve–the art of composition

*How to properly use wood carving tools for safety and efficiency

*How to work with wood grain issues

*How to carve a classical design applicable to any type of woodcarving (furniture, ornamental, architectural)

*How to sharpen wood carving tools fast and efficient

*Tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your carvings


September 23 @ 8:00 am
September 27 @ 5:00 pm
Event Tags:


Marc Adams
(317) 535-4013
View Organizer Website


Marc Adams School of Woodworking
5504 E 500 N
Franklin, IN 46131 United States
+ Google Map
(317) 535-4013
View Venue Website
Scroll to Top