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Adult Carving Class

Saturday, November 11 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Carve out some time to learn a new skill!

Join award-winning instructor Chris Kieber for an adult wood carving class – appropriate for all levels! Participants will learn the basic types of cuts essential to the woodworking craft, and will create a cute hand-crafted snowman ornament! 

No previous experience is required.

A wood blank and pattern will be provided. Participants should bring their own Kevlar cut-resistant glove to use on their non-dominant hand. The instructor recommends either a Kevlar glove with rubber gripping dots or a Kevlar glove reinforced with steel threads. Participants may bring along their own fixed-blade knife, borrow a knife for use during the class, or purchase their own fixed-blade knife to bring along. The instructor recommends the Flexcut brand of knives. Fixed-blade knives and Kevlar gloves can be found at local wood carving supply stores or online. Participants should also bring along their own lunch. Space is limited. Ages 16 to adults.

Class location: Thompson Barn Activity Center

Ticket Information

General tickets: $90

Museum Members: $81

Tickets must be purchased online in advance, space is limited. 


Is there ample parking?

Yes! Park in any of the main lots at the front of the Museum. Please leave the first two bays available for handicap parking. 

Where do I check in?

Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to the start of class. You can come right through the Admissions tunnel!

How do I show my purchased tickets?

Please have your ticket(s) either printed out OR pulled up on your phone screen and ready for scanning for quick and easy check-in. Pro-tip: take a screenshot of each of your tickets to have ready and pulled up on your phone screen! Please note: Wifi can sometimes be spotty at the front of the Museum. 

is this event rain or shine?

Yes – this class is held indoors. 

Do I need to bring anything with me?

You may choose to bring the suggested supplies listed above, or utilize the supplies provided by the Museum for this class. 

Should I bring a lunch?

You can certainly bring a lunch if you would like to! The Depot Restaurant will also be open today with our limited fall menu (click here to see the menu). 

What else will be open?

The Museum will be open today for regular daily visitation from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.! After your class, feel free to enjoy the Historic Village, with a handful of favorite buildings open, see exhibits in the John L. Wehle Gallery, grab a bite to eat in the Depot Restaurant, or take a hike on our 5+ miles of nature trails!

Can I bring my dog?

Leashed service animals are welcome with proper identification. 

What if I need a refund for my ticket?

Tickets may be refunded only up to 7 days prior to the event date and are strictly non-transferable by date, entry time, or program. 

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