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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.                               

     225 Vine Avenue - Park Ridge, IL  60068   

        Phone (847) 692-2822      Fax  (847) 692-6626                 

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