2022 Workshop Program


Class #29

Carving Kris Kringle

Erik Rinkleff

October 21 & 22 | 9 - 4

Each year, carvers gather for the Carving Kris Kringle class to carve their own unique St. Nick., Father Christmas or Santa. It’s a great time of year to get started on carving gifts for family, friends or yourself! Using a basswood roughout, Erik will lead you through each step. Using the Scandinavian flat-plane carving style, you will study caricature carving and facial details along with painting and finishing techniques. Bring your own carving tools, including a knife, u-gouges and v-tools.

NOTE: Some wood carving experience is recommended to get the most out of this workshop.

Erik Rinkleff learned to carve at The Clearing in 1998. He now enjoys carving a variety of subjects, including Santas, snowmen, country characters, gnomes and wood spirits. Erik is the Assistant Director of The Clearing and runs his own woodworking business, Rustic Road Studio. He has been teaching wood carving and rustic furniture classes for over 20 years.

Tuition: $195 (lunch included each day)
Materials Fee: $30 payable to The Clearing at registration for wood and supplies
Location: Jens Jensen Visitor Center
Web: www.rusticroadstudio.com


NEW IN 2022! In order to register online, you will need to sign into a Clearing User Account. Complete user account info and "How To's" can be found on our Clearing User Account Page.