Carve a Candlestick

  • Saturday, April 15, 2023
  • Saturday, April 29, 2023
  • 5 sessions
  • Saturday, April 15, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Sunday, April 16, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Saturday, April 22, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Sunday, April 23, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Saturday, April 29, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO041523DW
  • 4


  • $338 + $68 materials fee
  • $260 + $68 materials fee

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Learn the fundamentals of carving a sculpture from wood as you shape a piece of walnut into a candlestick. 

About this Class

Both beginners and experienced carvers who want to make sculptures can benefit from this class, which covers all the basic steps in creating a three-dimensional wood carving.

After exploring some of the many candlestick designs made by carvers from around the world, you will work with the instructor to choose a design that is simple enough to complete or nearly complete in this five-session class. If you want, you can work on your piece between class sessions during the carving afternoons scheduled for 1-3 pm Sundays, and at other open studios listed on the Woodworking Calendar.

Once you have a design, you will cut and glue up the size block you need. Then you will transfer your sketch to the wood and rough-cut the shape on a bandsaw. You will use a variety of hand carving tools to create a progressively more refined shape. You also will learn how to sharpen the tools, an essential aspect of wood-carving.


  • All tools will be provided, although you are also welcome to bring your own carving tools.
  • Wear close-toe shoes. When you are working with the bandsaw, you also will need to wear safety glasses, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.


A $68 materials fee, included in the cost of the class, covers a piece of black walnut approximately 1 1/2 inches thick, 10 inches wide and 3 feet long.


This class is open to students who have taken Orientation to the Woodshop and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and 2. Multiple sessions are listed on the Woodworking Calendar

Class Policies


Dan Webb is a master of the craft of woodcarving and an artist eager to push his work in new directions. His work is included in numerous museum collections, including at the Seattle Art Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, the Portland Art Museum, the New Museum in New York, Crystal Bridges in Arkansas, and the Smithsonian. See more of his work on his website.
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