Explores techniques used to shape, round, and sculpt ice displays with the use of hand and power tools. Also covers safety procedures related to ice handling; tools and equipment used in carving; qualities of the ice; and proper care and sharpening of tools. Final project involves carving an ice sculpture from a single block of ice.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- The Value of Professional Ice Carving
- Composition of Ice
- Art and Science in Carving
- Tools of the Trade
- Safety Techniques
- Area Preparation and Application of Techniques
- Single-block Carving
- Finishing Techniques
- Storage and Display
- Advanced Skills
- Multi-block Techniques
- Competition and Guidelines
- Single-block Buffet Designs
- Computers and Templates
- Identify ice-carving equipment and tools.
- Demonstrate proper safety standards with 100% accuracy during ice carving session.
- Demonstrate proper chisel control.
- Utilize and draw a template of an existing ice design to produce an ice sculpture.
- Demonstrate the ability to create a design using an overhead projector, templates and free-hand drawing on the ice block.
- Safely operate and maintain an electric chain saw.
- Analyze various ice carving techniques using the National Ice Carving Association judging criteria.
- Demonstrate basic ice carving techniques of rounding, sanding, and straight-cutting on ice.
- Apply detailed finishing techniques to ice sculptures.
- Create an ice sculpture from a single 300-pound block of ice.*
Assessment and Requirements
- Weekly Workstation Set-Up/Breakdown: 100 points
- Notebook: 40 points
- Quizzes (2 x 30 pts each): 60 points
- Projects (6 x 100 pts each): 600 points
- Final Exam - Written: 100 points
- Practical - Ice Show Competition: 100 points
- Total Possible Points: 1000
- 90% - 100% A
- 80% - 89% B
- 70% - 79% C
- 60% - 69% D
- 0% - 59% E