People have been carving for ages to create both functional objects and art.
Nowadays there are still a few people that do woodworking professionally but for most of us, it is just a fun hobby.
There are many different ways to work with wood such as carpentry, woodcarving, woodturning, etc.
Depending on your goals and the tools at your disposal, you can choose a woodworking style that suits.
Below is a list of online woodworking classes for beginners that artists might be interested in.
Wood Carving For Beginners
For many, woodcarving is their first step in the world of woodworking. It’s a great start for beginners because the basics are easy to learn and you only need carving wood and the right carving tools.
If you don’t have any experience yet, taking woodworking classes online is a great way to get to know everything you need.
In this course, you will go through all the questions that beginners have such as how to get started, which carving knives to use, which wood to buy, basic carving cuts, and painting your carving.
After learning the basic carving techniques, you will be able to apply them to make your own Little Person carving by following the step-by-step instructions.
This course is suitable for anyone that can work with sharp knives regardless if you have previous experience or not.
Course includes: 2.5 h of video, certificate of completion
Wood In The Round – Lessons on Creating Bentwood Rings
Turning wood into art is not as difficult as you might think, as you will quickly discover when you take this online woodworking class.
One hurdle for most beginners is that buying the equipment needed for woodworking can be quite a steep investment.
However, in this course you will learn how to make a bentwood ring using basic tools that most people might already have at home.
You will also discover which types of wood works the best for this method, the most effective techniques to use, which glue to use, and the different polishes you can use to finish your project.
Additionally you the course comes with a list of tips, tools, and ideas for future projects that you can do with the skills you have learned.
Course includes: 20 min of video
Woodturning Basics: Seven Handy Kitchen Items
Because you have a wide variety of woods available to use, many items you create in a woodworking class can be considered to be both functional and a piece of art.
This class is one of those!
You will get to make 7 useful kitchen items using three techniques; turning, chucking and chiseling.
The items you will be making are a rolling pin, honey dipper, wine stopper, citrus juicer, mortar & pestle, flour scoop, and nutcracker.
Throughout this course you will use a lot of different woodworking techniques and several different tools are required. So it’s best suited for people with some previous experience already.
Course includes: 3.5 h of video
Artistic Marquetry Techniques
Marquetry is a great way to add beautiful details to your woodworking projects.
Through these techniques, you can achieve a 3D effects using sand shading and tone your piece.
In this woodworking class, you will get to learn the basics of marquetry and parquetry such as choosing a design, selecting the right type of wood, and finding the best cutting tools.
Additionally, you will learn the best techniques for assembling, vacuum pressing and gluing pieces together.
To make sure learning marquetry is fun and not frustrating, a special section is dedicated to dealing with the most common problems.
Course includes: 2.25 h of video
Decorative Inlay Techniques
In this online woodworking course, you will learn how to turn boring wooden objects into memorable pieces of art.
You will learn the techniques for successful stringing, template work and inlaying on curved surfaces.
But of course, you will have to start with the basics such as planning your cutting sequence and setting up your router.
Then you’ll discover how to use a chisel to create an inlay, and cut and glue your inlay strips.
With just those simple skills, you will be able to make a large variety of different designs all by yourself.
But if you want you can take things even further by learning how to create inlays for curved channels using the laminate bend technique and the hot pipe bend.
Course includes: 2 h of video
Woodburning For Beginners
Maybe the easiest way to add letters and images to a wooden object is by using a wood burning tool or pyrography pen.
This is a great way to combine calligraphy and woodworking. And as your skills increase you will be able to make more and more complex images as well.
In this specific class, you will learn how to turn a plain wooden cutting board into a custom-made cheese board.
The resulting cheese board will be a great addition to your kitchen gear or as a gift to a good friend.
Although woodburning is pretty straightforward, watching an expert do it step-by-step with clear instruction can still be very educational.
Course includes: 10 min of video