About Us

virtual_tourThe “American Woodcarving & Art School” of Wayne, New Jersey


Our History

The American Woodcarving School was founded in 1974 by Sculptor Michael Denike. Mr. Denike’s dream…a school that’s sole purpose is instructing and promoting the art of Woodcarving. The school holds regular day and evening classes 52 weeks out of the year and approximately 6 weekend workshops per year. The regular classes allow the student to work on whatever area they wish while under direction of a professional woodcarver. Weekend Seminars hosted by renowned woodcarvers from the US, Canada, and Europe, allow the more advanced student the chance to train under an artist of the highest level in his or her area of interest. The school has expanded and now teaches clay sculpture, watercolor painting, drawing and pyrography.


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The American Woodcarving & Art School
21 Pompton Plains Crossroad
Wayne, NJ 07470

Phone: (973) 835-8555
Fax: (973) 835-8673

The School offers classes in woodcarving, sculpture, drawing and watercolor painting.