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Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas, Patterns, and Tools

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Class Introduction

Jason Hoppe

Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas, Patterns, and Tools

Jason Hoppe

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Lesson Info

1. Class Introduction

Lesson Info

Class Introduction

Welcome everybody. I'm Jason Hoppy, and today we're going to show you pumpkin carving here at Creative Live. And we're gonna walk you through all the different steps of pumpkin carving, from tools to processes to templates to cool things that you can do and light your pumpkins. So, if you haven't watched this video before, we created one six years ago on pumpkin carving with power tools, and we started off, the very first class here at these Creative Live studios was the pumpkin carving class. And it has been very popular. So we decided that we want to expand on that and walk you through everything that this class is going to do. So if you've ever wanted to learn about pumpkin carving, learn about special tools and techniques, how to create really cool templates, how to apply them, how to do surface carving, how to carve correctly and safely, how to go ahead and decorate your pumpkins, what you need to do, where you can find resources, this is gonna be the class for you.

Class Description

Get into the spirit of the Halloween season and learn how to carve impressive Jack-O-Lanterns with Jason Hoppe in Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas, Patterns, and Tools.

Jason will demonstrate basic and advanced techniques for transforming pumpkins into impressive Jack-O-Lantern displays. 

You’ll learn:

  • Surface carving techniques 
  • Power tool carving tips 
  • Best practices for template transfers 
  • Lighting options 
Jason will review which tools to invest in and how safely use them for the carving you want to create. You’ll also learn tips and tricks for carving small details and adding personality with household props. Plus, you’ll get access to a one-of-a-kind collection of custom pumpkin carving templates you can print and use again and again.

Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas, Patterns, and Tools with Jason Hoppe will teach you the art of pumpkin carving and prepare you with the skills you need to make a Jack-O-Lantern that impresses. You’ll master the techniques necessary for creating a carved pumpkin that impresses passersby and earns you major bragging rights among your friends. 


Claudia Ortega-Lukas

This video had some really good and cool ideas/techniques, however, you should do a zoom into the tools when you show them. I'd like to see close up the shape of each tool you demonstrated. Otherwise, it was fun!

Rhonda Chapin

I learned some great hacks and tricks. Going to carve my pumpkin this year with more enthusiasm! BTW something I thought might be helpful is to push pins to hold stencil designs on pumpkin since tape doesn't work.