Classes & Demonstrations


  • Classes are taught at Woodcraft of Denver, 6770 S. Peoria St., Centennial, CO 80112
  • To enroll call 303-290-0007 or visit in person the Woodcraft store.
  • Presently, Classes will be six to eight students.
  • Tuition: $150.00 – Tuition is for 12 hours of class instruction.
  • Students are required to participate in four consecutive sessions.


Bas Relief

Class is scheduled for February 2, 9,16, & 23 2023, in the Woodcraft Store shop.  

Next class will be March 2,9,16,23, 2023

Class is from 4:00 p.m. to 7;00 p.m.

Tools Required – Recommended: Safety glove, strop and compound, Flexcut Detail Knife KN13, Swissmade D7/6 +/-

Woodcraft store is now selling full size Flexcut gouges. These gouges are in the shapes and sizes that meet the needs of the classes.  The edges are at the low bevel angle desired by Charlie Milliser.  

Description: Carvers of all skill levels, in four sequential sessions, learn the techniques of relief carving. A starting size board for bas relief is generally 10” L x 5” H x ¾ “ D. Basswood is a good carving wood. These sizes are approximate. Woodcraft stocks these boards, and I can help you select a board on the first night of class.

Three-Dimensional Carving with Charlie Milliser

Will be April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 2023

Tools Required: Pfeil Swiss-made Gouge, 7/14, Pfeil Swiss-made Gouge, D7/6, KN13 Detail Knife, safety glove, and a strop with sharpening compound.  The tool needs of this class differ from the Bas-relief class in that you will need one larger gouge to remove more wood.  

Carvers should come with approximately a block of wood that is 12” H x 8” W x 4” D (basswood is easiest to work with). Woodcraft sells tools and blocks of wood. If you own carving tools, they should be of similar sizes and shapes as those listed.

Description: If you have ever wanted to carve three-dimensionally but didn’t know how to start or make your piece more life-like, this is the class for you. Whether you want to understand how to carve a realistic, 3D form of a face, an animal, or some other sculpture, this class is designed for that purpose. The class will offer direct instruction for novice carvers and guidance for those who are more advanced. The goal of the class is to make three-dimensional carving accessible and enjoyable for all carvers.

Helpful Hint:  If possible, contact Charles Milliser via email or at one of his carving demonstration at the Woodcraft store about your idea for a 3-D project.  He can help with suggestions on how to proceed.


Demonstration of carving ideas and techniques, along with class descriptions will be Saturday February 4, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Next scheduled demonstraion: February 18, 2023. 


  • During the summer I generally participate in art shows within the state of Colorado and/or neighboring states. These shows are open to the public, and my work is available for sale.
  • When my attendance at art shows resumes, I will post that information on this page and in “Updates” at the bottom of my homepage.