Solstice Tomten: One-Day Carving Class with Dave Tuttle

Solstice Tomtens, wood carvings by Dave Tuttle.

Carve and paint an adorable (or mischievous) wooden tomten during this one-day carving class! Wood blank and paint provided.

David Tuttle of the Green Mountain Woodcarvers leads the workshop.

All levels welcome. Great for adults and teens. Younger kids need parental permission. Great skill-building for Scouts and 4-H.

Bring mask, tools, gloves, and lunch. (Contact us if you will need tools or gloves; Dave often brings some to sell.)

Must register and pay in advance: $35 for Museum and GMWC members • $45 for everyone else. Use this link to Eventbrite to pay for your place or click the button below; Museum and GMWC members may receive their member discount as a refund at the door.

Class size limited to 10.

Class will be held outside if weather permits, otherwise indoors with windows open.

Class size limited. Masks required when indoors or within 6′ of each other (if outdoors). UPDATE! Because Vermont has been so diligent about getting vaccinated, we increased class size to 10.

Contact us if you would like to hear of additional upcoming classes.

A Gnome’s Eye View

small wooden gnome, carved by David Tuttle, in foreground, with railing of Museum's wooden bridge and the Museum entrance visible in background.

Get down on the forest floor and imagine the world from the height of a gnome, a mouse, or a junco. Explore sounds, scents, and colors up close and tiny. Make a wee home for something! Are your neighbors beetles, spiders, shrews?

We’ll have hand lenses, sketchpaper, pencils if you don’t. We’ll explore our small spaces and share our discoveries.

Great for anyone feeling creative, flexible, curious.
About 1 hour

Max: 8 people
Masks: recommended within 6′ of each other.
Meet at the Museum’s front door, by the wingspan banner.

Suggested donation: $5