Exciting News: 

Upcoming Classes for  January, February, 2019



Adina Huckins will be offering a class on the female face, February

7,8,and 9, 2019, in the upstairs classroom of Peter Engler Designs. Cost for this 3 day class is $225 plus cost of a roughout starting at $30. Adina has been carving most of her life, coming from a famous woodcarving family, the Denton's. Her class focuses on design and understanding your subject. She is well known for her beautiful carvings of the female face This class will fill fast, so call or email the shop to reserve your spot. Photo below is an example of Adina’s work, but not this class project. Class project will be posted in January.



Log Carving Class by James Barr

Come join us for this 3 Day Class, February 15, 16, and 17, 2019.

Cost is $325 , plus $50 for log. Bring your favorite mallet and tools, safety glasses and gloves. For a more extensive list, call or email the shop. If you’ve ever wanted to learn to carve like the old masters from the early days of Silver Dollar City, The Wilderness Clockworks and Engler’s Block, this is the class for you. You can bring your own idea and James will help you lay it out, or use one of his. Class will be held at Pete’s Place and only 4 slots are available, so don’t miss out on enrolling. If you missed the one  we had February 2018, you can still get in on this one. It was really amazing to watch the log take shape and turn into a beautiful masterpiece.


James Barr's Class Project.jpg



  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.    





    Realistic Face Class by Greg Wilkerson Greg Wilkerson will be teaching a Realistic Face Class, Aug, 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 from “ Pete’s Place” 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.




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.




Ron Allison offers a Beginner Carving and or Painting Class every Wednesday, and also by Appointment. Cost is $65 per day.

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“3-D Relief” Deer, Moose, Buffalo, Bear, or Wolf by Ron Allison

Ron is adding a new class for intermediate carvers,The 3-D Relief Deer, Moose, Buffalo, or Bear. This will be a really fun class, and will be every Wednesday, or by Appointment ( with at least 1 Day Notice) for your convenience. Cost is $65 per day, plus $20 for roughout, and it is a 2 or 3 day class, depending on your carving skillls.  

     Deer                   Moose Buffalo                Wolf Bear     




         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  May 1, June 4, July 3, August 7, 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 Pete’s Place when you arrive. Bring your lunch or walk to local restaurants.

    Pendant, Earrings,     Pendant 2                  Pendant 3 Pendant 4         Pendant 5 Pendant 6



Small Bowl                   Small Bowl 2 Butterfly                          Leaves Butterflies w/ Pine Needle


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. Cost is $36. Bring your own knife, sharpening stones, and safety  glove, or purchase them when you arrive.





Santa and Angel Ornament Class by Joe Land

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  schedule an appointment with a short notice.

 Joe's Santa Ornaments.jpg



Decorative Painting Class by Della Bryant

Della  will be offering a Decorative Painting Class using acrylics, for beginners and experienced painters. Class dates are by appointment. Cost of the class is $65 per day, plus cost of supplies for the project. The oval board is $20. You may bring your own painting supplies, but call  or email the shop for a list of what you will need.







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