The Alpine School of Woodcarving, Ltd. is the oldest establishment in North
America specializing in and dedicated to the education, training, teaching and
encouragement of chip carving. It was founded and is operated by Wayne Barton, who took
his formal woodcarving training in Brienz, Switzerland. Wayne has been awarded numerous
national and international honors throughout North America and Europe, winning first place
in every competition he has ever entered. His carvings are part of many private and public
collections and have appeared in special exhibition at the Swiss National Museum in
Zurich, Switzerland. More than any other chip carver specializing in chip carving today,
his books, carvings and name are recognized worldwide.
We are proud to bring you the finest tools
and products available today to make your chip carving a most enjoyable experience. We
sincerely appreciate the opportunity to serve your chip carving needs. Because we are here
to help you, we encourage your questions and comments.
The Alpine School of Woodcarving, Ltd.
conducts both two day and week long classes on chip carving. These are available for
beginning and advanced students. The beginning classes are designed to teach all the
fundamentals and techniques necessary to understand and produce any type of chip carving.
The advanced classes are for those students knowledgeable in the fundamentals of chip
carving who want to learn design and application. For information about our week long
classes here in Park Ridge and weekend classes in your area, please contact us directly.
If your club, organization or shop would like
to sponsor a chip carving workshop with Wayne Barton, we would be most pleased to hear
from you and give you all the details.