Class Schedule

Class Schedule



Come join us at our Downtown Location

Peter Engler Designs

201 South Commercial

Branson, MO 65616

417-335-6862 or Email:

We have lots of great classes, so check them out.

Call or email us to schedule an appointment.




  • Relief Carving Class by Greg Wilkerson - offered 6 days a week
  • Beginner Carving Class by Greg Wilkerson - offered 6 days a week
  • Relief Carving and or Painting by Ron Allison
  • Knife Sharpening Class by Jim Miller
  • Realistic Face Class by Greg Wilkerson - offered 6 days a week
  • Carving Fur, Hair, and Curly Beards by Joe Land
  • Relief Carving Class by Joe Land
  • Santa and Angel Ornament Class by Joe Land
  • Beginner Gourd and Wood Burning by Ruth Schumacher
  • 3-D Relief by Ron Allison
  • Relief Carving Class by Sheilah Nichols
  • Cariacture Carving Class by Roger Stegall
  • Quick Santa Class by Roger Stegall
  • Woodburing Class by Paul Pitt
  • Carving Class by Adina Huckins




Relief Carving Class by Greg Wilkerson


Schedule this class by appointment with 1 Day Notice. This is a 2-day class. Cost is $165 plus the cost of the basswood oval. Painting will not be done in class, but a full color painting guide will be provided. Bring your own sharp tools or you may purchase when you arrive. You may also email or call the shop for a tool list. Class will be from 10 am to 4 pm.




WOODCARVING CLASS Dogwood or Cross by Greg Wilkerson


Cost is $130 all day, $78 for 4 hours, $52 for 2 hours. Schedule an Appointment with 1 Day notice or come to our scheduled class every 2nd Monday of each month. Bring your own sharp tools and safety glove or purchase 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.

Choose from 4-6” oval dogwood or cross, 4’’ round ornament size, or his new starter face project.






Relief Carving and Painting Class by Ron Allison

Beginners or Advanced

Cost is $65 and includes basswood board, pattern, graphite paper, paints, and brushes. This is a 1-day class which will be offered every Wednesday or by appointment with a 1-day notice. Bring your own favorite sharpened carving tools and safety glove, or you may purchase when you arrive. Advanced carvers can purchase a more complicated version of the eagle rough out 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. You may choose from a Santa Ornament, Eagle Head, Owl, or a Carved Eagle Feather.


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Knife and Carving Tool Sharpening Class by Jim Miller

This class is held the 3rd Saturday of each month. 10am-12pm for Knife sharpening and 1pm-3pm for V Tool and Gouge sharpening. Cost is $36 per class. Jim has been a woodcarver for many years and works here at the shop. Jim is an expert on using and sharpening carving tools. If you are having trouble getting and keeping your tools sharp this is the class for you. Bring your woodcarving knife, sharpening stones or diamond sharpeners, and safety glove or you may purchase any of these items when you arrive.



Realistic Face Class by Greg Wilkerson


Greg Wilkerson will be teaching a Realistic Face Class by Appointment, with only a 2 Day Notice. This 2 Day Class is $165, plus the cost of the roughout ($30-$40) and runs from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Choose from  one of 8 roughouts. Each roughout comes with a full color pattern. You will need to have some carving experience and bring your 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 and give you 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.



Beginner or Advanced

This is a 2 or 3 Day Class (your choice) and is $65 per Day + cost of roughout $20. Joe will  teach this class by Appointment for your convenience. Joe has a line of Santa Ornaments for beginners.

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. Joe was awarded First Place in the Santa category at the International Carver’s Congress Carving Show in Iowa.

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Relief Carving Class by Joe Land


Joe will be teaching his beautiful and unique style of Relief Carving and Painting. This class is  by Appointment. Cost is $85 per day, this is a 2 or 3 day class. Bring your own sharp tools and carving glove or purchase when you arrive. The project will be Santa and Bunny, pictured below. Call the shop or email to sign up or for more info.




Santa and Angel Ornament Class by Joe Land

Beginner or Advanced

This Class is by appointment  and cost is $85 per day. Joe will help you create a little masterpiece to hang on your Christmas tree or give away to someone special.


Beginner Gourd and Woodburning Class by Ruth Schumacher

This class will be a 1 Day Class, by appointment. 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), woodburning, and embellishments.You may bring a woodburner, shader and tips, borrow one, or purchase when you arrive.

Examples of possible projects are shown below.


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.




“3-D Relief” Class by Ron Allison


This will be a really fun class. This class will be held every Wednesday or by appointment with 1 day notice for your convience. Cost is $65 per day and it is a 2 or 3 day class, depending on your carving skillls.  




Relief Carving Class by Sheilah Nichols

Beginners to Advanced

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This is a 2 or 3 Day Class, by Appointment. Cost is $85 per day plus $22 for blank. You may also add an additional day of painting your carving for $85. Bring your favorite sharpened tools and safety glove. Sheilah uses a v tool, flat gouge, and carving knife. If you need tools or supplies you may purchase them when you arrive. Choose from the Log Cabin scene (best for beginners) or the Covered Bridge (which may take 3 days). Sheilah has worked with John Engler for over 30 years, at Engler's Block and Silver Dollar City during the fall festivals.





                SCHEDULED CLASSES FOR 2019:


3D Wolf Relief Carving Class by Ron Allison

May 15-16, 2019 Openings available if you would like to reserve a spot in this class. Cost is $65 per day, you may add an additional day if you need. Call the shop for more information. He also has a 3D deer, moose bear or buffalo, if you would rather do one of those.





Beginner to Advanced

Roger will be teaching several carving classes for in 2019 and now Roger has several roughouts to choose from for his class. The dates for the 2 Day classes are June 28 & 29, August 3 & 4, November 8 & 9, 2019.  The cost is $130 plus cost of roughout, starting at $10. Bring your favorite tools and safety glove. Class hours are 10 am to 4 pm.





Quick Santa Class by Roger Stegall


Roger will be teaching this 1 Day Class May 18, December 7, 2019 or by appointment with a 2 Day Notice. Cost is $65 plus $10 for the roughout. Santa’s list can be personalized with several names. Class hours are 9:30 - 4:30.





Woodburning Class by Paul Pitt

Beginner to Advanced

June 13th, 14th, and 15th. Paul is a Professor of Art at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas and a very versatile and talented artist. In this class you will be woodburning a design on a walking stick. You may also burn a design on one of Paul’s handmade Native American Flutes, which you may purchase from Paul. You will need to pre-order the flute by April 2019. Cost of this 3 Day Class is $75 per day, plus the cost of the flute ($200) or walking stick ($10-$20).






Carving Class by Adina Huckins

Beginner to Advanced

Adina Huckins will be teaching a three-day class in Branson, Missouri, at Peter Engler Design Studio on June 27, 28, and 29, 2019. The cost of the class is $225 and will be held in the upstairs classroom.

Many people attend Adina’s classes to learn human facial anatomy, but she enjoys teaching animal, caricature, and abstract subjects as well.  Beginners are also welcome, and usually do well in the atmosphere of individual learning that is promoted. The pictures below are of some of her own work and some projects that have been done in classes. She will have rough outs available for sale but contact her ahead of time if you have a particular subject in mind.



  Parking For Students and Instructors

You can unload in the Loading Zone in front of the shop. Free parking available all day at the end of Pacific Street, 1 block east of shop. Handicap/disabled parking assistance can be pre-arranged.



Classes are non-refundable, unless cancelled by instructor.