Wood Carving: Animals

Wood Carving Animal photo - Continuing Education at Seattle Central College

Student Reviews

"The class progressed at the perfect level starting from very easy to reasonably challenging! The prof was so passionate and helpful and asked for feedback during classes and incorporated it instantly.”

"Such a fun new hobby!”

"Saman was a great instructor and led us in getting comfortable with wood carving."

"Chill vibe; learned something cool.”

Class Overview

Whittling is a simple and fun hobby that many people all over the world enjoy. In this interactive class, learn how to use the tools, select wood for your project, make the basic cuts and use proper whittling techniques. Enjoy whittling small animals that you will treasure for years and they also make wonderful gifts. In this class, we also learn how to sharpen and hone your tools to keep them razor sharp. Discover a new interest through this fun, hands-on, engaging class! No previous whittling experience required.

Supplies Needed (Students must bring the items listed below to the class)

  • Whittler’s detail knife / sharpen carving knife (Recommended: KN13 Flexcut knife)
  • Carving gouge set (Recommended: Mikisyo Power Grip Carving Tools 7 Piece Set)
  • Thumb guard and/or cut resistant gloves
  • Leather honing strop with polishing compound (Recommended: BeaverCraft Leather Honing Strop with Polishing Compound LS2P1SR41 3”x 8”Double Sided Leather Stropping Kit for Knife Sharpening Vegetable Tanned Leather for Stopping Tools)
  • Pencil

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Obtain basic knowledge of whittling
  • Understand use of tools
  • Whittle with confidence
  • Be familiar with how to select woods depending on projects
  • Make the basic cuts and techniques
  • Understand how to sharpen the tools

Who Might Enjoy This Class

  • Anyone interested in trying the art of whittling
  • People looking for a new hobby, creative outlet or craft to do with your hands
  • People who are new in using carving tools
  • Anyone who would like to make small animals from wood



Class Details


Fall 2023

  • When : Thursday, Oct 12 to Oct 26 ; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Location : SC0BE , SC - BE - Cont Edu - BE1139B , 1701 Broadway Seattle WA 98022
  • Fee : $159