Class Schedule

Class Schedule



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Peter Engler Designs

201 South Commercial

Branson, MO 65616

417-335-6862 or Email:







Relief Carving and Painting Class by Ron Allison

This is a 1 Day Class which will be offered every Wednesday, including January and Feb. 2018,  from 10 am to 4 pm with 1 hour break for lunch. Bring lunch or walk to nearby restaurants. Cost is $65 and includes basswood board, pattern, graphite paper, paints, and brushes. Bring your own favorite sharpened carving tools and safety glove. Or you may purchase them when you arrive. Beginners welcome or seasoned carvers can purchase a more complicated version of the eagle roughout from Ron for $20. You may also bring a carving you have and need help with carving or painting, instead of doing the eagle or Santa  project. Ron will also give a class any day except Sunday, with a 1 day notice.Ron Allison Eagle for Class  Project.jpg





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Spirit, Santa, and Indian Face Class by Greg Wilkerson
Greg Wilkerson will be teaching a Spirit Face Class 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 6 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.
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.




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Ron will be teaching a Portrait Class by Appointment.

Cost is $130 for a 2 Day Class plus cost of carving wood, starting at $11 to $34.  If you want more instruction, you can add an additional  day for $65. Ron will show you how to carve and paint a portrait of your favorite family member, human, or animal. Bring your favorite carving tools and safety glove. Ron will furnish the paints and brushes.

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 Come by the shop, call, or email for more information.




 Chip Carving Class by Jerry Baker
This class is by Appointment. Jerry will come in on a 1 Day Notice. Beginner and Advanced Classes available. Cost is $65 plus blank (call shop for more details.) Bring your chip carving knife and safety glove, or you may purchase them when you arrive.   


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Log Cabin Relief Carving Class by Sheila Nichols                                                            Sheila Nichols Class Photo.jpg                                                   

By Appointment. Cost is $130 + blank. Sheila worked with John Engler for 28 years, and still works with him during the fall festival at Silver Dollar City. Bring your favorite sharpened tools and safety glove. Sheila uses a v tool, flat gouge, and carving knife. If you need tools or a glove you may purchase them when you arrive. Beginners welcome. Sheila also has a Covered Bridge Blank for more experienced carvers.

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This is a 2 or 3 Day Class  (your choice) and is $65 per Day + cost of roughout $20. Scheduled Class is December 18 & 19, 2017,(you can add a 3rd day if you wish). Joe will also  teach this class by Appointment for your convenience. If you are a beginner, he has a line of Santa Ornaments that you can learn on.

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Learn to carve fur, hair and full curly beards for your Santa’s and Mountain Men. Joe will show you easily attainable techniques for carving realistic and convincing hair, fur, and beards that will add that “punch” and style to your carvings. Topics covered will include tool selection, layout, improvisation, locks and curls, dimension, movement, and just the right amount of subtle detail.

Joe’s wonderfully detailed Santa’s show a European influence. He was recently awarded First Place in the Santa catagory at the International Carver’s Congress Carving Show in Iowa.

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                CLASSES SCHEDULED FOR 2018:



    BEGINNER WOODCARVING CLASS by Greg WilkersonGreg Wilkerson's Carving Class.jpg

1 Day Class will be held Every 2nd Monday of each month.

Cost is $130 all day, $78 for 4 hours, $52 for

2 hours. You can also schedule an appointment with 1 Day notice,

to fit your schedule. Bring your lunch or walk to restaurants.

Bring your own sharp tools and safety glove or purchase them when you get here. Greg is an accomplished artist who worked with Peter Engler at Engler’s Block and Silver Dollar City, and did many of the Cigar Store Indians you have seen over the years.

Greg will be starting his classes back up in February 2018.




Miniature Fish Carving Class by Carol Andre’

This is a 1 Day Class, Saturday February 10, 2018


From 10 am to 4 pm. Cost is $65, + $13 for blank,

brushes, paint, and glass eye. Carve a simple fish and learn simple

painting techniques. A good class for beginners. Bring your

own sharp tools and safety glove, or purchase them

when you arrive.

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Log Carving Class by James Barr

Come join us for this 3 Day Class, February 16, 17, and 18th, 2018.

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. Only 4 slots are available, so don’t miss out on enrolling.

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                       EYE & FACIAL FEATURE CLASS by Gerald Sears

Carving an eye, ear, nose, or mouth, this class will help you  with carving parts of the face and hands. This is a 1 Day Class. Cost is only $65, and includes Basswood  for instruction. Bring your own sharp tools,or purchase them when you arrive. Class  runs from 10 am to 4 pm. Bring your lunch, or walk to local restaurants.

Starting in March, every 1st Saturday: March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug 4, Sept. 1, Oct, 6, Nov. 3, and Dec. 1, 2018. Make plans now to attend one of these great classes.





Dogwood  Relief Carving Class by Kevin Walker                                       KEVIN WALKER Class Photo copy.jpg


This 3 Day Class is Friday- Sunday, April 6, 7, and 8th, 2018. Cost is $195 + $60 for the blank. This is a deep relief class and is not for beginners. Kevin will show you some simple techniques for carving a complex relief carving. For a list of tools you will need, call or email the shop.Kevin is the author of the book Deep Relief Wood Carving” and has taught many seminars on deep relief carving. All day class starts at 10 to 4 pm. Bring your lunch or walk to local restaurants.


Caricature Carving Class by Wayne Laramore

Cost is $130 + roughout, starting at $19.

This is a 2 Day Class, Saturday and Sunday, April 14 & 15, 2018. Class starts at 10 am to 4pm. Bring your own sharp tools and a safety glove, or buy them when you arrive. You may bring your lunch, or walk to local restaurants. Wayne is from Sparta, IL, and is the newest member of the Caricatures of America. He is also a frequent guest carver at Silver Dollar City and Peter Engler Designs, where you’ll see him sharing his love for carving with the visitors there. He loves bringing new people into the craft, and you will enjoy his carving and painting style. He will have several roughouts for you to choose from.





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April 20-22, 2018 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday).Class runs from 9:30 am to 5pm.

Cost for this  3 Day Class is $195 plus $20 for the rough-out. Choose from a bear and cubs, in a sitting or scratching position. Areas covered in class will include anatomy, carving, texturing, woodburning and painting. Bring your own sharp tools and a safety glove, and woodburner with spade if you like. Contact shop for further info on tools and supplies.

Not for beginners. Bring your lunch or walk to local restaurants.




This is a 3 Day Class, May 4, 5, and 6, 2018  (Friday-Sunday).

Cost is $195 + cost of roughout (from $15 to $35). Floyd

grew up around woodcarving (his family owned a sign shop).

A family friend showed him how to make a knife from a straight-razor

and after that he was hooked.

He is a member Of the Caricatures Of America and former president in 2011 & 2013.

Floyd is the author of the woodcarving

book “Caricature Soldiers”, and was voted “ Woodcarver of the Year” by

Woodcarving Illustrated Magazine.

Bring your favorite tools and a safety glove or purchase them when

you arrive.

These are a few of the roughouts you can choose from for this class:

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Roger will be teaching 3 times at our shop in 2018. He was one of our most popular classes

In 2017, and now Roger has added several new roughouts to choose from for his class.

The dates for the classes are May 25 & 26. June 22 & 23, and October 5 & 6, all Fridays and

Saturdays. The cost for the 2 Day Class is $130 plus cost of roughout, starting at $20.

Bring your favorite tools and a safety glove. Class hours are 10 am to 4 pm with 1 hour lunch.

Bring your lunch, or walk to local restaurants. Perfect for beginner or advanced carvers.




  Parking For Students and Instructors

You can unload in the Unloading Zone in front of the shop. Then you can park all day at the end of Pacific Street in the Free Parking lot, just to the left of the Parking Garage.(About 1 block east of shop). You can also park in the Parking Garage from $6 to $10 per day. Handicapped can make arrangements ahead of time and we will park your car for you. There is also a Free Parking Lot at the Landing on the Belks or Bass Pro sides, where you can park all day and ride the Free Trolley over to our shop, but that takes about 30 minutes. The Trolley runs from 9 am to 6 pm. If you park anywhere else, you will have to move your vehicle every 2 hours (or every 3 hours in the new lot behind the shop), or get ticketed by the city.



Classes are non-refundable, except for emergencies, or if the class is cancelled by the instructor.


It is very difficult to get the classes and students coordinated, so that everyone can be available. We realize that most of you will have to make arrangements ahead of time to be able to attend these classes. Most of the instructors need a certain amount of students to enroll or it’s not worth their time to travel here to teach a class. Please make sure you call and check on the status of the class if you have any concerns. If a class is cancelled for any reason by the instructor we will call everyone as soon as we are notified.