Upcoming Classes for July 2018
Christmas In July, Santa Face Class by Harley Schmitgen
Friday and Saturday, July 13 & 14.
This is a 1 or 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” and is not for beginners. 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, and receive a student discount. Hours are from 10am to 4pm, with a lunch break.
Realistic Face Class by Greg Wilkerson
Greg Wilkerson will be teaching a Realistic Face Class, August 24 & 25, 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 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 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 May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, 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.
Jerry Baker’s Chip Carving Class for Beginners or Advanced is always available by apppointment, so let us know with only a 1 Day notice if you would like to schedule a class with Jerry. Cost is $65 per day, and you choose what project you would like to do.