CLASSES SCHEDULED AND BY APPOINTMENT:
Come join us at our Downtown Location
Peter Engler Designs
201 South Commercial
Branson, MO 65616
417-335-6862 or Email: email@example.com
We have lots of great classes, so check them out.
Call or email us to schedule an appointment.
SCHEDULED CLASSES FOR 2019:
Relief Carving Class by Sheilah Nichols
Beginners to Advanced
This is a 2 or 3 Day Class, August 29-31st, September 19-21st, October 24-26th, and November 14-16th. Cost is $85 per day plus cost of 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 a glove 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 Englers Block, and Silver Dollar City during the fall festivals.
“Christmas Is Comin”, Santa Face Class by Harley Schmitgen
Friday and Saturday, September 27 & 28, 2019.
This is a 2 Day Class, (you may need a 2nd Day to paint your carving) and is $65 per day + roughout, $30. This face is 7” x 6”. Harley is great with faces and can show you some really helpful tips for carving one. Bring you own sharp tools and safety glove. Harley uses #11 sweeps in 3,4, and 5 mm, and your favorite
carving knife. You may also purchase tools when you arrive. He will accept any stage of carving experience. Hours are from 9:30am to 4pm.
CARICATURE CARVING CLASS by Roger Stegall
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 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 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.
Classes by Appointment
Relief Carving Class
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
Cost is $130 all day, $78 for 4 hours, $52 for 2 hours. Schedule an Appointment with 1 Day notice. Bring your own sharp tools and safety glove or purchase here.
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.
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
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.
You will learn the basics of facial anatomy and 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.
CARVING FUR, HAIR, AND CURLY BEARDS By Joe Land
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.
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.
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.