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ice carving lessons

Overview of AICD's most
popular Course Topics

Ice carving classes and topics are adapted to your program and level of experience!

• A brief history of ice carving

• The medium of ice

• Appropriate use of ice carving books as a resource

• Sharpening, bits, and modern tool innovations

• Safety issues related to lowering, lifting, splitting, carving, delivery, and set-up

• Enlarging techniques

• Beginning to advanced design principles in all ice sculpture classes

• Designing awesome multi-block ice sculptures

• Secrets of fast and easy drawing

• Secrets of fast and easy templates - both custom and from ice carving books

• Beginning ice sculpture classes

• Intermediate ice sculpture classes

• Advanced ice sculpture classes

• Secrets of stacking and fusing for unique effects
and dire circumstances

• Maximizing the block for creativity

• Secrets of special effect coloring

• Secrets of inlays

• Secrets of closed-celled, snow-filled corporate logos

• Trouble-free ice beverage slides

• Taking your ice sculptures to the limit of lightness

• Considerations for adjusting your final design
for time, temperature, and atmosphere

• Custom display equipment and techniques

• Secrets of ice sculpture
special effects such as mid-air suspension, rotation, pyro-technics, lasers, hi-tech DMX colored lighting, fog, and evaporative snow flurries.

• Ice sculpture instruction includes photography techniques

• Secrets of the critical art of transporting ice carvings

• Studio design and considerations

• Ice carving competitions

• Starting and building a business

• How to get paid what you're worth

• Principles of effective advertising

• Secrets of effective media relations

• Principles of powerful and effective ice sculpting instruction

• Curriculum design for schools interested in offering advanced ice sculpture instruction

the list of topics and techniques goes on!

Reserve your private training opportunity now.

Instruction includes the equipment, materials, and ice carving books
that are appropriate to the AICD Ice Carver Program enrolled in.

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