17th Century Style Relief Carving

Experience Level: ANY

Instructor: Shea Alexander (Alexander Brothers)

Class Size: 6

Sessions: 2 sessions at 3 hours each

This course will be over Zoom. (We have an in person version of this course posted here

A picture of a stack of wooden walnut boxes that have been carved with a 17th century style relief carving design. Carved by Shea Alexander with the Alexander Brothers

Course Description

In this course Shea Alexander, from Alexander Brothers, will teach you how to do relief carving. He will walk you through how to layout and execute a design like the one in the pictures above. You are then able to apply these skills to other projects and other designs. 

Shea and his two brothers operate Alexander Brothers (alexanderbrothers.com) in Timberville, VA.Shea Alexander is a woodworker, Drew Alexander is a blacksmith, and Josiah Alexander is a leatherworker. They work together and complete amazing work and produce about 50+ furniture pieces a year! Check out Shea’s Instagram account @shea.elliott.alexander for your daily dose of woodworking! 

Tools Needed

-Lumber to practice on 3/4″-1″ thick, 5″-7″ wide, and 10″-24″ long (Quarter sawn oak would be best for this style of carving)
-A way to secure the workpiece to a bench top
-Compass or pencil dividers*
-12″ Ruler*

-A good variety of carving chisels (including shallow gouges, medium gouges, U profiles, and a V profile)

*If you have a diagnosis or disability and you do not have the tools or lumber to participate in this course, please let us know in the Additional Comments of the registration form. We may be able to get these supplies for you. (Please note, at this time we are unable to supply carving chisels) 

Course Cost*

 $200 $150   (2 seats left!)

*Individuals with a diagnosis or disability can apply to attend this course for free. Application steps are in the registration form or click HERE for more information.

Course Dates

April 13th & 14th, 2023 @ 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST