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CLASS DESCRIPTION - MARCH 19TH - MARCH 23RD, 2018
. CLASSES WILL BE HELD FROM 8:30AM TO 4:30PM with a break for lunch.**

NOTE: If you think you might need a light, bring one!

 

Instructor
Class Description
RELIEF AND BARK CARVING

 

 

ENGLER, JOHN

John Engler
Cost $275+ blank ($30-$40)
Class Project: Relief Carving, choice of projects
Tools:  Safety glove, V-tools, knives, skews, flat gouges, fishtail gouges, and assortment of standard gouges. John's class will be a lesson in medium depth relief carving.  Beginner to advanced carvers are welcome .  No experience is necessary. Students will have a choice of subject matter including architectural, animal, and Christmas themes. No drawing will be required of the student as the subject is already on the piece of wood. Sizes of projects range from 9" x 12" to 12 " x 16" with a few larger projects available if desired. Students work at their own pace with both group and individual instruction.   If time allows, a watercolor painting class will follow.  John provides the paints and brushes for the students to purchase. View John's carvings at www.johnenglerwoodcarvings.com .  John has some instructional videos at www.carvinonline.com.
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BECIC, IZO


Izo Becic
Cost $275 + blank
Class Project: Architectural Carving, Decorative Mirror & Shelves or Gouge Chip Carved Box or students's choice.
Izo is an award winning European trained Master Carver. His carving specialty is the restoration and duplication of altars, statues, antique furniture and architectural detail.  Designs will be set up in the blank by Izo. Tools required are: gouges, mallet and at least two or four clamps for holding the blank. Izo will have some tools for loan and to sell. You will be proud of your carving and walk away with knowledge from the Master. Izo will call each student to verify project blank choice. Blanks could be in butternut, basswood or black walnut.

Blanks are $60 for 24” , $95 for 37” , Mirror 27”x37”  $ 350.

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   Becic Proj 2   Becic Proj 3   Black Walnut Box
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SCHMITGEN, HARLEY & MIDGE


Harley and Midge Schmitgen
Cost $275 + blank ($20 & up)
Class Project: Realistic Mountain Men, Native American Indians, Animals, Santas, Snowmen and more

Seminar project description : 2" Free standing relief and carving in the round, animals, Santas, Indians and western figures, snowmen, people with a lot of caricature and realistic. 25 to 30 roughouts to choose from. Check the Web www.harleyandmidgewoodcarving.com.
Phone 417-544-1483.  We prefer to use mid-sized tools but bring what you have.  Animal projects require a wood burner and a small #2 or #3 mm gouge. Vises to hold your roughout will be provided.  Painting and staining a carving will be available at a small charge on featured animal, if time allows.  Painting supplies will be furnished. New projects are showcased on our website in January and February at www.harleyandmidgewoodcarving.com. 
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WOODARD, LOREN


Loren Woodard
Cost $265 + Materials ($20 and up)
Class Project: Intaglio Relief Carving, choice of project including Santa, Wood Spirits, Caricature, and Architectural.
Tools: Safety glove, carving knives, 45 degree 6mm V tool, and variety carving tools.  We will use a lot of #3 and #11 gouges of various sizes. Bring what you have and a mallet if you have it. It is important that you bring a good light. Loren will have some tools available to loan. Loren has been carving for 27 years. He has had articles published by Carving Magazine and is an instructor for CarvinOnline. Loren loves carving Christmas themes, but if you are not into Christmas, Loren will have landscape and other human forms to choose from. Intaglio Relief  is a little different than carving straight relief. We will paint on day 5.  Above all else, we will have a good time and you will learn something.  You can view Loren’s work on his web site at  www.woodcarvers-gallery.com.
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Instructor
Class Description
HUMAN REALISTIC
 

HOOD, VIC

Vic Hood

Vic Hood
Cost $270+ blank ($70 - $90.00)
Class Project: Large American Indian Bust
Tools: Safety glove, medium to large mallet gouges.   Vic’s class is amazing.  You will not be carving from a blank, but rather a butternut log.  Vic will rough out your log with a chain saw.  Your job will be to have an idea of your project when you come to class.  You may carve any subject you desire as long as it is a bust carving.  Vic will help you design your project. Vic started carving in 1991 and has won over 100 awards.  Contact Vic at vhood@leatherwoodinc.com.  Vic is the president of a unique building corporation that specializes in restoration of historic buildings. 
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MARTIN, STU


Stu Martin
Cost $275 + blanks
Class Project: Realistic Human Form
Tools: Safety glove, gouges, v-tools, palm gouges, veiners, and a sharp knife.  Stu has been a full-time carver for over 30 years. The class focus will be on proper techniques for carving the human form, concentrating on face anatomy. Each student will receive individual instruction with a one-on-one format.  With the many blanks that Stu has to offer, the student will have the opportunity to complete more than one project, giving multiple exposure to instruction. To see a large selection of Stu's carvings, go to www.stumartinwoodcarving.com and to see some of Stu's videos, go to www.carvinonline.com.
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MOORE, PAT

Pat Moore

Pat Moore
Cost $275 + blank
Class Project: Open Carving Class

Tools: Safety glove, hand and palm tools (NO POWER)  Students may bring a light if they desire.  Pat will be teaching an open carving class from one of her collection of over 40 rough outs. Projects include Santas, Indians, caricatures, birds, dragon, and others.  This class is designed  with each student's individual needs in mind!  Work on what you would like help on, such as laying out faces, fur, hair texture or just completing a project. Pat enjoys teaching and goes through many aspects of anatomy and techniques  concentrating on how to simplify your steps making your carving experience  both enjoyable and efficient.  If you have any questions you can contact Pat at 1-800-825-2657 or email her at info@roughouts.com


  051  Black Bear  842  Pat Moore Project  Moore Project
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HUCKENS, ADINA


Adina Huckins
Cost $270 + blank
Class Project: Open Carving
Tools: Safety glove, large veiners with deep sweeps, a good selection of palm or mallet tools.  This class is what Adina  calls an “open class”, meaning many types of projects can be accomplished.  Anyone who has stopped by the class will have noticed a wide variety of subjects and styles being carved, from small jointed dolls to large realistic busts and full figure human subjects.  Animal subjects  are also taught. Any style can be carved: realistic, caricature, or stylized.  Beginners are also welcome. This is a chance to work on your own ideas with Adina’s design help and input.  Be sure to call well in advance at 479-263-0061. Also Adina will have some roughouts to choose from if you prefer, and is happy to suggest or come up with an idea for you.
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CORDELL, JANET DENTON

Janet Denton Cordell
Cost $270 + blank
Class Project: Open Carving
Tools: Safety glove, large veiners with deep sweeps, a good selection of palm or mallet tools.  Janet is the second daughter in a family with more than 175 years of combined woodcarving experience.  Janet has won hundreds of awards for her carvings and is recognized as a master woodcarver by the state of Arkansas.  Janet's class format is open, allowing you to carve what ever you want.  However, Janet does ask that you call her well in advance of the class so  she has adequate time to be prepared.  Contact Janet at 479-790-1872 so she can prepare your carving blank.  Suggested projects are any animal, western, human, relief, or something you haven't tried yet.
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Instructor

Class Description
REALISTIC ANIMALS

EDWARDS, DEBBE


Debbe Edwards
Cost $275 + blank ($40 to $55)
Class Project: New Project To Be Determined
Tools: Safety glove, wood burner, paints, knife, #3 and #5 gouges, 1/2" and 1/4" U gouges, and veiners in sizes 3/16", 1mm and 2mm. Debbe's class is a learning experience combined with fun. Her class will focus on anatomy, expression and mood, muscle structure, hair texture, movement, and painting to create the realism for which she is known.  Much attention is also given to expression, thus putting life in your animal's eyes.  Debbe teaches through a combination of group discussions along with individual instruction.

Debbe Edwards has been teaching woodcarving classes for 23 years.  She began carving in 1990, and has won numerous Blue Ribbon and Best of Show awards at Woodcarving Shows and Fine Art Shows.  Debbe is nationally known for her realistic animals.  Classes are taught through group demonstration, and individual help.

You can view some of her works on her website:  www.debbeedwards.com
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WILLIS, JIM


Jim Willis
Cost $260 + blank ($20 to $35)
Class Project: Your choice of Jim's roughouts
Tools:  Safety glove, table light, woodburner with adjustable rheostat, carving vise optional, paints, knife, #3, #5, and #7 gouges and #11 vieners, 2mm, 3mm, and 5mm regular sized gouges (not palm size). Jim is known for his realistic animals!  Jim's class will focus its attention on the animal structure, texturing of the fur, lifelike eyes, and motion which adds to the realistic detail of the carving.  Group demonstrations and individual instruction will help you come away with a piece that you will be proud to display.  You will enjoy Jim's style of carving, so come prepared to have a good time!  You can email Jim at jwillis1022@gmail.com.  Look at Jim’s website, www.wildlife-woodcarver.com on the roughout page to view the class possibilities.

  Buffalo   Howling Wolf   Woodland Santa
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Instructor

Class Description
BIRDS

 

GUGE, JOSH

Josh Guge

Josh Guge
Cost: $285 + Material Fee $20 (Wood, eyes, etc.)
Class Project: 2/3rds Scale Mocking Bird
Josh will be teaching a Mocking Bird.  All students start with a tupelo cut-out. Josh will do a series of demonstrations that will teach students every aspect of carving and painting a realistic bird.  Josh is going to cover all the intricacies of creating a soft feathered realistic look, that has made him a much saught-after instructor.  This is a power carving class.  Josh will allow students who only work with knives in the class.  A study cast will also be provided to use throughout the class and can be purchased if desired.  Student who do not have time to finish their piece will be able to paint the cast.  Tool list for the class can be found here! http://www.gugeinstitute.com/classes/
There will be a $20 material fee which will includes wood cut out, eyes, paint, pattern and reference materials. A study cast will also be provided to use throughout the class and can be purchased if desired.
If you have any questions, please call Josh 224-629-0581 or e-mail
josh@gugeinstitute.com.

  Mocking Bird 1   Mocking Bird 2   Mocking Bird 3

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Instructor

Class Description
CARICATURES

 

ENLOW, HAROLD

Harold Enlow

Harold Enlow
Cost $285 + blank ($2.50 - $55.00))
Class Project: General Woodcarving with many projects to choose from.

Tools:  Safety Glove, assorted gouges, and knives.  Harold likes his students to feel right at home and have a good time. Harold offers a good selection of rough outs.  Harold has Western figures, hobos, animals, Santas, and some  unusual things that only come from Harold's imagination!  Harold likes to think that he has carved almost everything. Harold likes to see his students go home with a carving or two and lots of carving and sharpening information.  Both beginners and accomplished carvers are welcome in Harold's class.


  Enlow Project 1  Enlow Project 1  Enlow Project 1  Enlow Project 1  Enlow Project 1
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STETSON, DAVE




Dave and Michele Stetson
Cost $ 275.00 + blank ($30-$40)
Class Project: Human Caricature Created With Exaggerated Realism and Michele's Santa Carvings
Tools: Safety Glove, straight blade knife 2 to 2 ½ inches long, 60 degree v-tool 5/8" wide, 2mm through 7mm #11veiners, various palm gouges (profiles #5 through #9) and a strop will be needed.  Dave will have loaner tools for the undersupplied.  Dave is co-creator and founding member of the Caricature Carvers of America.  Dave has taught caricature carving all over the country, won numerous awards for his brand of caricatures, judged numerous shows, and written many articles for Woodcarving Illustrated.  His book, Caricature Carving from Head to Toe has been one of the top ten sellers for Fox Chapel for the past seven years.  An understanding of realism and realistic proportion is needed to create good caricature and that is what Dave will teach his students.  His emphasis on proportion and symmetry will bring out the best in each student’s carving.  Bring a notebook and writing utensil as note-taking is strongly encouraged.  Come to the class prepared to have a good time and learn a little something in the process.

Dave will also be teaching Michele’s Santa's.  They are recognized and collected for their pleasant expressions.  Michele and Dave’s work can be seen at www.Stetsoncarving.com.

Dave is teaching on the internet at www.CarvinOnline.com.

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Instructor
Class Description
CHIP CARVING
 

HALBROOK, CAROLYN


Carolyn Halbrook
Cost $245 + blanks $2.00-$75.00
Class Project - Various Chip Carving and Wood Burning Projects for Beginner and Advanced
Beginning chip carvers will do a practice board (included with the class) to learn how to hold the knife and learn many basic cuts, including four different types of rosettes. Lettering instructions are also available. There is a very large assortment of projects to choose from, from small ornaments to boxes, clocks, plates of different sizes and many more items, both functional and decorative. These come in various skill levels, from beginning to advanced. Classes have many group demonstrations, as well as frequent one on one instruction.

Beginning wood burning students will also have the opportunity to do a practice board to get familiar with the different tips and the different effects possible with each one.  5” x 7” and 8” x 10”  boards of Italian Poplar will be available for projects as well as all of the ornaments, boxes, plates, etc. There will be many demonstrations and one on one instructions. 

Chip carvers will need a sharp chip carving knife. If you don’t already have one and you would like, I will help you choose a knife  when you get to class. Wood burners will need a wood burner with a small assortment of tips, usually about three. A light will be very helpful.
Email address: jchalbrook@comcast.net.   Website: www.carolynsartworks.com.  Carolyn is one of 20 instructors for www.carvinonline.com.  If you have any questions about the class, knives, project, etc. please email Carolyn.
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Instructor

Class Description
FLOWER CARVING

 

PHILLIPS, CHARLEY

Charlotte (Charley) Phillips
Cost $245 + $20 blank
Class Project: Basket of Illusion with Sunflowers

Tools:  Safety Glove, common palm tools including a 16-6 V-tool or a BIGCPVC 30° V-tool, #3 & #5 ¼" gouge, #3 1/8" gouge, #3 ½" gouge and #11 gouges from ¼" to 1/2 ", ½" angle brush 3/4", flat brush and a #3 round brush. In addition, you will need a wood burner with a skew tip.  Charlotte Phillips, known to her friends as Charley, is recognized for her delicate floral carvings and female caricatures.  She has received many awards for her carvings.  She will teach a technique to carve a Sunflower basket lid and woodburn the basket.  Painting will be done with paint pens.   Check out the web site for more detailed information.
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Instructor
Class Description
REALISTIC FISH CARVING
 

BIROS, RUSS

 

Russ Biros
Cost $270 + Blank ($25.00)
Class Project - White Bass
Tools: Carving glove, a variety of palm and/or full sized tools, sharp bench knife, and an adjustable rheostat wood burner. To paint you will need flat and round brushes and a hair dryer.  Russ will supply the paint. The class will cover all techniques needed to carve and paint a White Bass using conventional carving tools.  Russ  moved to Missouri from Wisconsin, where he had a carving business named Silverwood.  He has been carving for about 20 years, with the last ten years being full time. He has been a fish carver for most of his carving career, competing on a local, national and world level.  Russ has taught many years from beginner to advanced carving classes.   For those of you that get Chip Chats Magazine, see Russ’ white bass carving on the front cover of the January—February 2011 issue . 
Call Russ at 417-458-9894 for information.  
      
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Instructors
Class Description
BEGINNER CARVING CLASS

 

THOMPSON, GREGG /
SMITH, GEORGE



Gregg Thompson and George Smith
Cost $245 includes first blank for bear
Cost $245 includes first blank for bear.  All beginner carvers need to carve the bear first to learn the basic carving techniques.  After the bear is completed, additional projects will be available.  

While anyone can take this class, it is designed for beginners or carvers who are just getting started in the art of woodcarving.  Students will complete at least one project during seminar and will have time to start another including your choice of a Santa Bear, farmer caricature, eagle relief carving, or eagle relief carving with a flag background, etc.  Paints and finishing supplies will be provided for the projects at no additional cost to the student.  In this class you are encouraged to ask questions, start banter, and have a great time.

Please bring quality carving tools that are sharp and ready to carve to class.  If you don’t have your tools, all tools will be available for purchase at the seminar.  Why not let your instructors help you get good tools?  All students are required to wear a safety glove, which will also be available.  When you take Gregg and George’s class, they expect you to have a lot of fun, ask a lot of questions, and have a great time. 

You will take a “field trip” during the seminar to see what other instructors and students are doing and be introduced to our wood supplier and tool vender. 

This is a fun class to take, see ya at seminar.  If you have any questions, feel free to call Gregg at 316 258-1828.


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