Upcoming Classes for August and September 2018
Native American Shield Relief Carving Class by Greg Wilkerson.
The dates on this 2 Day Class are Friday & Saturday, September 28 and 29, October 26 & 27, November 30- Dec 1, and December 21 and 22, 2018. You may also schedule this class by appointment with a 1 Day Notice. Cost is $165 plus the cost of the basswood oval , which is $22. Painting will not be done in class, but a full color painting guide will be provided. This class is not for beginners. Bring your own sharp tools, or you may purchase them when you arrive, with your student discount. You may also email or call the shop for a tool list. Class will be from 10 am to 4 pm, with a lunch break. You may bring your lunch or walk to local restaurants.
Realistic Face Class by Greg Wilkerson
Greg Wilkerson will be teaching a Realistic Face Class, Oct 26 & 27, and Dec. 21 & 22, and also by Appointment, with only a 1 Day Notice. This 2 Day Class is $165 and runs from 10 am to 5 pm with a 1 hour lunch. Price includes your choice of one of 8 roughouts. Each roughout comes with a full color pattern .This class is not for beginners. You will need to have some carving experience, and bring you own sharpened tools and safety glove. For a more extensive list of tools to bring, call or email the shop. You may also purchase tools and gloves when you arrive. You will receive a discount on purchases while you are student.
Greg will show you the basics of facial anatomy in carving a face and give you lots of pointers in carving and keeping your tools sharp. Because of the retail environment, no stains or finishes will be applied during class, but a handout explaining how to finish, stain and paint will be given to each student. Call or email the shop to set up a class with Greg.
Greg Wilkerson offers a Beginner Carving Class with only a one day notice, so call or email us for an Appointment with Greg. His prices are $130 for all day, $78 for 4 hours,or $52 for 2 hours. That leaves you lots of time to still catch a show in Branson.
Ron Allison offers a Beginner Carving and or Painting Class every Wednesday, and also by Appointment. Cost is $65 per day.
Beginner Gourd and Woodburning Class by Ruth Schumacher.
This class will be a 1 Day Class, every 1st Tuesday of each month.
Class dates are Sept. 4, Oct 2, Nov 6, and Dec.4. You may add an additional day if you want and you may also schedule a class By Appointment for your convenience. Class hours are from 10 am to 4 pm and cost is $65 per day plus $15 for supplies.
Topics covered in the class will include design, color (ink dyes), simple woodburning and embellishments.You may bring a woodburner, shader and tips, borrow one,or purchase from when you arrive. Bring your lunch or walk to local restaurants.
Ruth has been a teacher of children and adults as well as an educational consultant for many years. Artistic interests include needlework, stained glass, including church window restorations, music, and decorative gourds. You may view her beautiful artwork at the gallery in Peter Engler Designs Gallery.
Woodcarving Knife Sharpening Class by Jim Miller
Jim will be holding a knife sharpening class every 3rd Saturday of each month, from 10am to 12 noon. Dates are Sept.15, Oct 20, Nov
17, and Dec.15, 2018. Cost is $36. Bring your own knife, sharpening stones, and safety
glove, or purchase them when you arrive.
EYE & FACIAL FEATURE CLASS by Gerald Sears
Come join the fun. Gerald is one of he original founders of the Caricature Carvers of America, and this is a rare opportunity to work with one of the real masters of woodcarving.
This class is Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 10am - 4:30pm, with lunch break
Carving an eye, ear, nose, or mouth, this class will help you with carving parts of the face and hands. 1 Day Class and cost is only $65, and includes Basswood for instruction. Bring your own sharp tools,or purchase them when you arrive.
Gerald has added another option for those wanting to do a head in the round. The roughout is called the Head Stick, and is $20 to be paid to Gerald the day of the class.
Santa and Angel Ornament Class by Joe Land
This class is September 20-22 (Thursday-Saturday), Cost is $85 per day and you have a choice of how many days you would like to take the class, depending how fast you carve.This will be a really fun class. Bring your sharpened tools and safety glove. Class runs from 10am to 4pm with lunch break. You may also schedule an appointment with a short notice.