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Intermediate Fruit Carvings by Students of 201 Course Video Lessons

Take a look at a few of the intermediate fruit carvings by student/customers of lessons that are part of my Vegetable and Fruit Carving 201 Course. Some or these student/customers carve for their own personal entertaining and some now have businesses where they offer their services of making lovely carvings and displays.

By the way, my 201 Course – Beyond the Basics, picks up where my Vegetable and Fruit Carving 101 Course for Beginners ends. It’s made to help intermediate carvers to expand their skill and get even more WOWs.

Intermediate fruit carvings made and arranged by Smita Patel

The melon carvings by customer/student Smita Patel really dress up her fruit serving table

In these first 2 photos, you’ll see the lovely arrangement created by Smita Patel. Although her display looks professional, Smita carves for her own personal entertaining. You can see how her carvings really dress up her fruit platter display.

Students Add Their Own Creative Touches to Their Intermediate Fruit Carvings

cantaloupe carving by Smita Patel

Here is a closer look at Smita’s cantaloupe carving with smooth petals. You can create a similar look by using the carving techniques used in the video lessons, Melon Carving Smooth and Jagged Petals

Smita added her own touch of contrasting color with the circle of blueberries.

This next photo is another of the intermediate fruit carvings taught in the 201 Course. This photo is by me, Nita Gill, rather than one of my students. I’m including it here so that you can see the Jagged Petal design that is taught in the video lessons, Melon Carving, Smooth and Jagged Petals.

Another of the intermediate fruit carvings taught in the 201 Course. Nita's honeydew carving with jagged petals

The techniques for carving the zig-zag edged petals are taught in the Melon Carving – Smooth and Jagged Petals video lessons that are included in the 201 Course – Beyond the Basics

Here is a variation of the jagged petal look created by student/customer, Arturo Garcia. It’s always fun to see how students apply what they learn and add their own originality to their carvings.

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Student/customer Arturo Garcia’s twist on the jagged petal design taught in Melon Carving – Smooth and Jagged Petals which is part of the 201 Course. The center was Arturo’s, idea.

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Here is the side view of Arturo’s lovely watermelon carving with jagged petals.

This beautiful watermelon cake that is one of the intermediate fruit carvings taught in the Vegetable and Fruit Carving 201 Course – Beyond the Basics was carved by customer/student Saada Al Taie of Oman. She is now offering her services professionally. Her most recent display, at the time of writing this blog post, was made for an event at the luxury hotel Al Bustan Palace. in the Sultanate of Oman. (It is an upscale Ritz Carlton Property). You can see more of Saada’s beautiful wedding fruit carving displays in one of my earlier blog posts.

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Top view of Saada’s watermelon cake. She changed up the cake top roses taught in the Watermelon Cakes lessons by making the outer row of petals pointed. The Watermelon Cakes lessons are included in the 201 Video Course.

Saada's watermelon cake

Here you can better see some of the side of Saadas intermediate fruit carving which is a watermelon cake.

By the way, there are 2 simpler cakes taught in the Watermelon Cakes video lessons that are easier than this style of watermelon cake. This is one of the more intermediate to advance watermelon cake designs.

The Carving Letters and Words video lessons that are included in the Vegetable and Fruit Carving 201 Course are super versatile. Once you have the skills needed to carve words and graphic patterns onto watermelons (or pumpkins) you can make custom carved watermelons for just about any occasion. Take a look at a couple of carvings made by Cindy Rozich. Cindy started as a student/customer of my lessons and now has a professional fruit carving business of her own.

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Student/customer Cindy Rozich, who is now a professional carver, made these 2 watermelons with custom logos

Here is what Cindy had to say about her clever carvings.

The company that I work for, Ohio Drill & Tool had their annual Christmas Party at the Cross Eyed Moose Event Center last night. I thought you might enjoy the seeing my watermelon carvings of the Cross Eyed Moose Logo and also Ohio Drill’s Logo!
I was beginning to get very frustrated, I didn’t know how I was going to carve the moose’s eyes and make them show up and look right. I wrapped it up and put it the frig. The next night, I put some fining touches on it and put it away again.
A couple hours later, it came to me….wiggle eyes would be absolutely perfect!!!!!
Everyone loved them and the Cross Eyed Moose Event Center has asked me to carve one for their table at an Bridal Fair in January!
Hope you enjoy!
Cindy Rozich

watermelon carving cross eyed moose by Cindy Rozich

Cindy’s clever idea for the Cross Eyed Moose was to add googly eyes to her carvings. It’s really cute isn’t it?

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A closer look at Cindy’s watermelon carving for Ohio Drill and Tool. You can learn to carve letters and patterns onto watermelons in the video lessons, Carving Letters and Words which are included in the 201 Course and the 17 Lesson Collection.

Amazing Carving with Jimmy Zhang is another lesson set that teaches how to make several types of centerpieces. It is also included in the 201 Course as well as in the 17 Lesson Collection.

root veggie flowers by Smita

Smita Patel made this colorful bouquet of made from red beets, golden beets and turnips as taught in the lessons Amazing Carving with Jimmy Zhang that are included in the 201 Course.

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This pretty cantaloupe vase with carrot flowers was created by student/customer Helen Ashuntantang. She added her own twist by using grapes for the centers. This is another of the centerpieces taught in the Amazing Carving with Jimmy Zhang lessons.

The Scroll Pattern lesson is also one of the video lessons included in the 201 Course. Below is an excellent first scroll pattern carving by student/customer Tzipy Cohen who is also a recognized professional carver in Israel.

Hi Nita, I received the video, and made my first trial . I never tried this pattern before. I’m attaching a picture of my first scroll pattern watermelon. I hope you like it.
Tzipy Cohen  – Israel

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Tzipy Cohen’s first Scroll Pattern carving. This is another of the intermediate fruit carvings that are taught in the 201 Course.

Since making her first Scroll Pattern watermelon, Tzipy has done many more excellent carvings. You can see more or her beautiful carving displays on past articles in my blog.

If you would like to learn how to make intermediate fruit carvings like these, you can get each of the lessons mentioned in this article individually. Or, you will save by getting 5 sets of intermediate lessons at once by joining our 201 Course – Beyond the Basics. All of these lessons PLUS the 101 Course come in Nita’s 17 Lesson Collection.

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3 Responses to Intermediate Fruit Carvings by Students of 201 Course Video Lessons

  1. Ana Thompson November 21, 2015 at 8:14 am #

    Awesome carving!
    Nita it’s amazing…wish I can carve like this people. I have my potential for 2016 on fruit carving. Have to purchase my tools first. I will buy a video so I can have lesson from it.
    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

  2. Luann Ortmeier March 4, 2016 at 5:47 pm #

    The carvings are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Elma July 18, 2016 at 11:32 pm #

    Amazingly beautiful creations!

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