Wood Carving Classes
Wood Carving Classes
Anyone who is a member of AWC Ltd. can take a seminar. Membership is $25.00 per year (USA), $30.00 (Foreign) and runs the calendar year from January to December. You may join or renew your membership using the Seminar Registration Form below or the stand-alone membership form HERE
Impromptu gatherings of carvers during the evening hours offer many opportunities to socialize, pick up different carving techniques and perhaps a trade secret or two.
Information and Forms
5 Day Classes: Monday, June 13 - Friday, June 17
John Engler – 5 Day Class
John has been a professional woodcarver for over 25 years. Born into a family of artist, he began carving while attending Southwest Missouri State University. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree while developing his unique style of woodcarving and watercolor painting.
John’s class will get you involved in all the facets of the art of medium relief woodcarving. A painting class will follow on Friday. No experience is necessary. A wide variety of subject matter will be available to students. These will include architecture (barns, cabins, mills, etc.), also animals (bears, moose, cougars, etc.), and many other interesting projects as well. Clear, concise and understandable instruction on relief carving techniques will be emphasized.
Please go to John’s website: www, johnenglerwoodcarvings.com to view completed projects that will be available to students. Pre-stenciled blanks will run $35.
Vic Hood - 5 Day Class
Vic has been teaching woodcarving for over 25 years and has won top awards in various competitions throughout the country. Vic has designed a class that encourages students of all levels to create their own piece of art. There will be a strong emphasis on design, creativity, and technical execution.
The blanks for the class will be made of butternut and large enough to carve a one half to three quarter size human bust. The cost of the blank will be between $60 and $75 dollars. This is not a portraiture class but subject based, for example, an American Indian, Sea Captain, Mountain Man, etc. It is up to the student to decide what they want to carve. The structure of the class allows for all levels of carving experience, from beginners to accomplished. There will be models available to help students to develop ideas and design.
Dylan Goodson – 5 Day Class
Check out his website www.oldoakenterprises.com to learn more about him
4 Day Classes: Monday, June 13, - Thursday, June 16
Susan Hendrix - 4 Day Class: Woodspirit on aspen walking stick.
Susan L Hendrix was taught woodturning at BYU by Dale Nish during the early 1970’s and after marrying and raising her family in various states, returned to woodturning in 2005 when she and her husband happened to build a home across from Dale and Noreen Nish.
3 Day Classes: Wednesday, June 15, - Friday, June 17
Ryan Olsen - 3 Day Class
Ryan returns after a very successful year at Congress last year. He has studied with many great caricature carvers, including Marv Kaisersatt, Dave Dunham, Cleve Taylor, and Chris Hammack. Ryan’s woodcarvings have won many awards around the country. He is known for his funny portrayal of opera singers. He is currently a high school choir and orchestra director in Idaho. His extensive teaching experience helps him to explain clearly and concisely. Ryan is a member of the Caricature Carvers of America. Projects will be chosen from a number of available roughouts. Individual instruction will be tailored to specific student need while group instruction will include design elements, anatomy, expression, style, tool uses, etc
Bruce Shostak: Problem Solving Carving 2023. - 1 Day Classes Monday-Friday :
So, you say you are having some problems carving?
Do you have a problem with a carving? Or do you just want to have some fun. Well, here you go!
Jan Jenson - 3 Day Class Old World Chip Carving
2 Day Classes: Monday, June 13, - Tuesday, June 14
Ryan Olsen - 2 Day Class
Michele Parsons:Pyrography (Woodburning): Open Studio
2 Day Class
Jan Jenson - 2 Day Class
One Day Classes: Wednesday, June 15
One Day Classes: Saturday, June 18
Ryan Olsen – 1 Day Class
Ryan brings his 25 years of woodcarving experience to his students. In this exciting 1-day class, students will get a taste of his process, techniques, and even a little of his humor. Students will choose from many different 3" figures, some old, some new. There will be go-by's and as many little people as you would like to carve in a day. Ryan is a member of the Caricature Carvers of America.
Michele Parsons - 1 Day Class
Have you tried burning on leather? Michele Parsons will teach the basics of burning on leather from her new Fox Chapel book, Leather Pyrography. Students will be using variable-temperature equipment, which is not the same as the craft wood burners that you may be familiar with from Scouts. You do not need to be an artist—if you can trace lines, Michele can teach you how to burn using patterns. Materials cost: Leather coasters, key fobs, bracelets, etc. ($3.50-$8 depending on your choices). Michele will send students a tool list in advance and has 5 woodburning units to loan on a first come basis. Visit Michele’s website at www.ParsonsWoodArtistry.com for contact info and to view samples of her work