Green Woodworking with Emilie Rigby
What to Expect
This 3-hour Sunday afternoon class will be held at the Cooperstown Art Association. We will go through the entire process of spoon carving, from log to finished spoon while learning how to safely use a saw, hook knife and straight knife. 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 option to purchase tools to take home at the end of class or with registration. Puns included at no additional charge.
— A notebook and writing utensil
— Water bottle and snacks
— Work gloves (optional)
— Whatever tools you have that you want to talk about (optional)
About the Instructor: Emilie Rigby has been carving green wood and making spoons for 8 years. She has traveled across the country, teaching wood-working and outdoor skills. She landed in Portland, OR in 2017 where she ran a teaching wood shop for a prominent outdoor skills company. With 6 years of teaching experience, she has taught people aged 8 to 80 how to carve spoons. She has recently returned to her hometown of Cooperstown, NY. Her classes are full of useful tips and tricks, metaphors for life, and terrible (amazing) puns.