Soap Carving: Sculpting a Polar Bear Premium class

Dan Gallagher

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
13 Videos (58m)
    • Trailer

      0:37
    • Materials needed

      2:20
    • Making a Popsicle Knife

      3:54
    • Basic cuts

      3:30
    • Water acts like glue.

      1:28
    • Sharpening your Popsicle knife

      1:30
    • Laying on the pattern

      1:57
    • Carving

      10:43
    • Shape your soap

      7:32
    • Round the edges

      3:00
    • Focus on the head

      5:24
    • Work on the feet

      8:26
    • Finishing details

      8:01

About This Class

This course is designed for anyone who has ever wanted to be creative and learn how to carve.  With a little patience, you can transform a regular bar of soap into a piece of art.  We will gather and go over the tools needed, learn the beginnings of how to carve a bar of soap. Basic cuts will be explored and the process of taking a 2 dimensional pattern to a 3 dimensional object. Finishing techniques are discussed for you to choose how you want your polar bear to look.  Some materials needed to complete the project are: black sharpie, three toothpicks, cup of water, cotton swab, sandpaper, plastic knife or popsicle stick, pattern (provided in the course), and bar of soap (I prefer Ivory Soap)

86cf4067

24

Students

--

Projects

0

Reviews (0)

I have been a carver for the past 22 years working in mediums of soap, wood, and golf balls.  I have taught woodcarving merit badge to boy scouts in groups of 35 at summer camps.  Also, I have won numerous awards and ribbons at carving competitions and in my carving club which I have been a member of for the last 20 years.  I have taken classes by nationally known carvers.  Outside of my hobby of carving I am an educator with a B.S. and Master's degree.