The instructors and classes for 2013.
Wayne Barton Chip Carving -The Abbey
Penny Burns Nantucket Baskets
Debbe Edwards Animal Carving -River Otters Class is full, there is a waiting list
Josh Guge Fish Carving -French Angel Fish or Koi
Chris Hammack Western Caricature Carving
Jeff Harness Cottonwood Bark -"War Eagle" Class is full, there is a waiting list
Cindy Jeffrey Painting
Joe McConnell Northwest Style Carving -"Salmon Bowls" Class is full, there is a waiting list
Pat Moore Tall Santas Class is full, there is a waiting list
Charley Phillips Floral Relief _"Iris"
Floyd Rhadigan Caricature Carving
Jerry Simchuk Bird Carving -Canyon Wren Class is full, there is a waiting list
Fred & Elaine Stenman Relief Carving Class is full , there is a waiting list
Bob Travis Caricature Carving
The 2013 class project is a four towered structure called The Abbey with enclosing walls, all carved in the gothic style. It will include monks at work and leisure. The towers hold candles making the entire carving a wonderful and unique year round display piece.
Class: 10-12 students
Make Nantucket Baskets. Penny will be offering a variety of baskets, starting with a basic 6" basket and from there making any of the samples I will bring. She plans on bring a kleenix box cover, a nesting set of 4 baskets, or any one of the 4 sizes, a spiral fruit basket, and an oval basket. It will be a very casual class allowing students to come when they can. All the baskets are easy, just take time.
The 2013 class project will be a pair of River Otters or you can carve the single standing otter.
You will need carving tools, woodburner, paints and brushes.
The tools used by the instructor are a knife, #3 gouge, 1/2' U-gouge, 1/" U gouge, 3/16" veiner, 1/8" veiner. The instructor will have some tools available for sale.
The paint colors for the otters are Ivory Black, Raw Umber, Titanium White, Raw Sienna, Burnt, Sienna.
Fee for roughouts, $42 for pair of otters (basswood), $28 for single standing otter (basswood) or$ 32 for single standing otter (butternut).
Fish carving using power tools with Josh Guge. You will have the choice of either a French Angel Fish or a Koi. Josh will provide a wood cut out, pattern and references. Each student will have a study cast to use during the class. Bring dust collector, power tools and bits, light if needed. There is a $20.00 material fee for the tupeio wood cut outs and supplies.
Reference materials (some will be provided), Pair of Dividers, Extension Cord, multiple outlet box and Table Lamp if you need more light, Foredom and/or High Speed Tool and grinding and texturing bits, Quickwood and super glue, Wood Burner, Dust Collector, Paint brushes with a good point and filberts (rounded end brushes), Palette and Palette Knife for Color Mixing (Josh will mix colors for fish), Water Container, spray bottle, paper towels, Gesso & Stiff Brush for Application, Hair Dryer, Acrylic Paints (Josh will have paint for the fish) bring some for habitat if you want, Painters tape for masking off areas, Airbrush, hose, and compressor (Josh will have one to help paint or bring your own if you want), Razor scale tips (ask Josh what size scale tip will be used for your fish), Paint stick and base to hold your fish while painting
Josh will be mixing colors for everyone in the class.
Class: 12-15 students.
Chris is working on the class for the 2013 Academy and has not yet selected the carvings . An example of his work is shown, visit his website to see more of his work. During the class each student will get to choose from a good selection of roughouts, an then receive instruction on creating that caricature,like the one in the photo below. Most carvers will be able to finish more than one or two carvings during the week. Chris Hammack is a gifted caricature carver. In his class even the most experienced carver will learn a few new tricks.
Class: 10-12 students
"War Eagle" carving in cottonwood bark
Level: novice, intermediate or advanced (no beginners)
Fee for material: cottonwood bark from Canada @ $15 to $19 per precut blank
Tools:no mallet tools!
Kevlar safety glove
Rough out and detail knives (sharp)
Palm gouges that range in sizes from small (2mm - 5mm), medium (8mm to 12mm), and large (16mm to 25mm), in sweeps of 3 (shallow), 5, 7, 9, and 11
Flexcut soft V Pair of dividers
Note taking materials
Instructor will supply hand-out training aids, angle guides, carving boards and stropping stations, as well as sealer, varnish and antiquing supplies and brushes.
Class: Max 11 students.
Cindy has a unique way of looking at a piece of art and bringing out the details using paint to define the foreground and the background creating depth and dimension. If you are looking for new ways to define what is happening within a piece, a moment with Cindy may assist you in finding that new dimension. She will be offering a one day evening class on Wed.
Joe McConnell has been carving Native style relief and three dimensional works since 1988. His carvings include Masks, Bowls, Rattles, Warrior Helmets, Paddles, and Totem Poles. He has shown his work in numerous carving show where he has won awards including Best of Division and Best of Show. His work is in both corporate and private collections. Joe has created and taught classes at the Art Institute of Seattle. He combines his love of teaching and woodcarving while giving his students an opportunity to fully enjoy the skill and artistry of Northwest Nativing carving
Material cost of the Rough out - $40.00 material cost was updated on 3/12/2013
Tools: list provide by the instructor
Microplane (Course & Fine)
Mallet – 12oz (Plastic or Rubber covered)
Grey Box - 5 hand tools (Power Grip brand)
Gouges – (Swiss made or comparable)
9/7 or 10 or 13
Quick Grip Clamps (2)
Sandpaper (120 grit)
Pencil & ruler
Flat Black paint (Americana brand – Matte finish)
Georgia Clay (Americana brand – Matte finish)
Brushes – # 000 or 00 and 1 or 2 (Natural bristles not man made bristles)