ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Pumpkin Carving with the Pros

New York, United StatesPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Marc

60 mins, Hosted in English
Join online
Meet your host live on Zoom.
Up to 15 people
Private groups available for up to 100.

What you'll do

Marc Evan & Chris Soria, co-founders of Maniac Pumpkin Carvers and their team, will teach you how to carve Jack O Lanterns from the comfort of your own homes!

We are expert pumpkin carvers, known for creating intricate works of pumpkin art for top brands and institutions around the globe. We built our reputation with our extreme attention to detail, but are also very experienced teaching artists.

Our classes are perfect for beginners! We kick off with a brief history of pumpkin carving, where you will learn how this tradition first developed, as well as how Marc and Chris, along with their team at Maniac Pumpkins, helped elevate a national pastime to an ephemeral art form!

Following the presentation, our artists will guide you through the process of creating your own pumpkin carvings, offering lots of tips and tricks along the way. Great for all skill levels. We will help our guests push their carvings to the next level using a heavy dose of creativity, and some household items. Throughout our time together we will answer your carving questions, so that by the end of class, participants will have gained new knowledge and leave with their own seasonal masterpiece ready to display.
Other things to note
Halloween may be spooky, but have no fear... no matter your skill level our artists will help you unleash your creativity and improve your pumpkin carving skills! You'll get lots of tips and tricks to step up your game, but there is no pressure to create a masterpiece. We are all about having fun!
Marc Evan & Chris Soria, co-founders of Maniac Pumpkin Carvers and their team, will teach you how to carve Jack O Lanterns from the comfort of your own homes!

We are expert pumpkin carvers, known for creating intricate works of pumpkin art for top brands and institutions around the globe. We built our reputation with our extreme attention to detail, but are also very experienced teaching artists.

Our classes are perfect fo…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Marc can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at $1,500.

What to bring

  • Pumpkin (medium to large)
  • Pumpkin Carving Kit
  • Clay tools or Carving tools (optional)
  • ballpoint pen
  • optional household items: melon baller, paring knife, lemon zester, craft knife,

Meet your host, Marc

Host on Airbnb since 2020
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Marc Evan and Chris Soria are full time artists, who have received worldwide recognition for their highly intricate pumpkin carvings. Our work has been featured in numerous publications, TV, advertising, and all over social media. Marc was a winner of Food Network's Halloween Wars and judge on Outrageous Pumpkins, two highly rated TV series. Always pushing their work to the next level has also earned us the recognition of institutions such as NY's Museum of Modern Art and the American Museum of Natural History. We have performed live demonstrations and classes for many top brands, companies, and sports teams, as well as creating all manner of pumpkin related marketing content.
Marc Evan and Chris Soria are full time artists, who have received worldwide recognition for their highly intricate pumpkin carvings. Our work has been featured in numerous publications, TV, advertising, and all over social media. Marc was a winner of Food Network's Halloween Wars and judge on Outrageous Pumpkins, two highly rated TV series. Always pushing their work to the next level has also earned us the recognition of institutions such as NY's Museum of Modern Art and the American Museum of…
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Jane
October 2020
If you love Halloween then you’ll love this class. Everything from the history of the Jack O lantern to what to do when your carving goes wrong. Fun and informative
Jane
October 2020
My husband and I had really enjoyed this experience! Marc is an amazing artist and he started off telling us a bit about the history of Halloween and pumpkin carving and how he got into it. Then he jumped into guiding us in how to do it. We’re total beginners so we used the templates he offered and he gave us lots of great tips along the way. We used all supplies from our kitchen and they worked well. I highly recommend this experience!!
Rachael
October 2020
Marc did an excellent job sharing his expertise and engaging us in a fun evening of pumpkin carving. His thoughtful guidance and tips gave us the confidence to try a more advanced carving and together we nailed it! All the while we learned more about the history of jack-o-lanterns and the incredible work of Maniac Pumpkins. This class is a must-do for a socially-distant fall!
Fiona
October 2020
Group wants to make this a holiday tradition and recommends to other groups
Carlo
October 2020
Enjoyed the class. Marc kept me entertained with his stories
Aoife
October 2020
Loved experience with Marc. He was very knowledgeable, really talented and engaged brilliantly with the audience. Thanks

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.