The Woodcarving Academy

The other day I spoke a little bit about online wood carving classes.  Well today I’d like to tell you about a terrific alternative to taking online classes…and that is, watching videos through the Woodcarving Academy.

The Woodcarving Academy was established in 2020 as a result of the health concerns due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Through the Woodcarving Academy wood carvers are allowed to attend workshops from the comfort of their own homes using any personal computer or hand held device.

The website offers dozens of videos created by some of the country’s top level instructors.  More videos are added regularly as they are created by the instructors.  With a paid subscription to the Woodcarving Academy you can view any videos you like for as many times as you like.

Subscription rates:  Monthly = $19.95   Quarterly = $49.95   Annual = $139.95

In my opinion, this is probably one of the best deals that’s come along since wood carving videos have been around.  The cost of an annual subscription is less than the cost of most single in-person wood carving classes!  Plus you’re learning from some of the best carvers in the country in the comfort of your own home!  I’m not a paid spokesperson!

Woodcarving Academy Instructors

Dave Stetson, Kevin Applegate, Floyd Rhadigan, Pat Moore, Ryan Olsen, Dale Green, Mark Akers, James Miller, Stu Martin, Jim RedHawk, Janet Cordell, Dylan Goodson, Fred & Elaine Stenman, Bob Hershey, Donna Menke, Carolyn Halbrook, Mark Gargac

Video topics

Caricature carving, realistic & western figures, bark carving, dolls, relief carving, realistic humans, wood burning, caricature animals, birds & wildlife, chip carving, wood spirits & wizards

Check out the Woodcarving Academy website at: and remember…

Keep a sharp edge and keep on carvin’!



How Can I Tell If My Knife Is Sharp?

Today’s comment comes from Bill.  Bill writes:

“Thanks so much, Bob! I am most grateful for your answer! I can tell a difference already. Best of luck with your new blog.”

Thank you so much for you kind comment, Bill!  I’m glad I could help!

Let the chips fly!  Tell your carving friends about Wood Chip Chatterand don’t forget to send in your questions

and comments so we can keep Wood Chip Chatter active and keep the conversations going!

Published by carverbobk

I’m a self taught award winning wood carver who has been carving since I was a teenager. I enjoy instructing other carvers, especially beginners.

One thought on “The Woodcarving Academy

  1. Thanks for the information Bob and the chatting platform to help us all learn & grow! I have only been carving for a couple of months and enjoying every minute of it. I had an opportunity to talk with Blake landsford on a international woodcarvers association zoom meeting (another 1 tonight at 3:00pm est) & he turned me onto the woodcarving academy. I looked into it and signed up for the annual subscription for $139. I could not be happier with that choice. There is a ton of fun carvings & information to learn from. The teachers on it like Dave Stetson opens your eyes to more then just carving on wood. He walks you thru the anatomy of human body, shows you how & why he carves & shapes his caricature carvings the way he does. If you are on the fence or want to take your carving skills to another level i would definitely suggest signing up for woodcarvers academy! It is helping my carvings & knowledge out a bunch.. thanks for your ears, whittle on and god bless


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