2019 Classes
2019 Classes

The instructors and classes for 11th annual Northwest Carving Academy, July 8-12, 2019. 

Wayne Barton                      Sculpted and Pierced Plate  Intermediate- Advanced

Penny Burns                        Nantucket Basket Weaving

Gil Drake                             CANCELLED Spoons 1,2,3,4, or 5 day class

Tom Duke                            CANCELLED Native American Flute

Debbe Edwards                    Standing Buffalo

Chris Hammack                   Caricature Carving - Carvers Choice            

Rich Wetherbee                   War Eagle carved from Butternut   

Pat Moore                            Carver Choice from Moore Roughouts -- Carving only

Charlie Phillips                     Indian Baskets and Woodburning

Mike Reifel                           Marionette

Jerry Simchuk                      Western Bluebird

Bob Travis                            Caricature Carving from Generic Roughout

Dick Wilk                              NW Style Carving  Thunderbird

Just for fun

Quilters and crafter group      

Wayne Barton-Chip Carving
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The class project is a 12" multipurpose stand with four 1" feet and a sculpted and pierced border.  Carving will be in butternut.

Wayne will cover advanced concepts of design, carving and finishing.

Class is for intermediate/advanced carvers.  A great class for learning chip carving or advancing your current skills.

Penny Burns-Nantucket- Baskets
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The Nantucket Basket class is unique for the Academy as it can be taken as a single day class or up to five days.     

Penny has a real passion for Nantucket Lightship Baskets.  She has been weaving them for the last 12 years and teaching the art the last 9 years.  She will offer a choice from over 20 different baskets of various sizes and shapes.  It will be a very casual class allowing students to come when they can.  All the baskets are easy to make, some taking more time than others. 

Cost of material varies on which basket you make.

Gil Drake- Spoons
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Gil Drake will be teaching spoon carving.

Class can be taken for 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 days.

Tom Duke
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Tom will be teaching the art of making Native American Flutes

You will start by building a Urban White Pine Flute (PVC) in a key of A as it provides all of the basic build requirements, provide you with a flute to learn to play as you are building your wood flute and is , for the most part, undestructible.

In the next phase of the class you will be provided two pieces of wood from which you will design, build and shape you Native American Style Flute in the key of G.  You will create a flute block or tetish to channel your breath through the chambers.  Should you have time and inclination you may even chose to embellish your flute with your designs expressing who you are.

Recommended tools are a #9 gouge, a 1/4" chisel, files and sanding blocks.  For those that do not have tools, I will have several to chose from.  Items that will be available are sanding sticks, 80 and 120 grit, #9 gouges, 1/4" chisel, step drills, sanding blocks, flute blocks, flute blands, leather ties and urban white pine blanks.  I will provide shapers, files, wood burning tools and other items to assist you in your builds.

Cost: to be determined.

Debbe Edwards

The class project will be a standing Buffalo.  The class will cover carving, texturing, woodburning and painting.

You will need carving tools, woodburner, paints and brushes. 
The tools used by the instructor are a knife, #3 gouge, 1/2' U-gouge, 1/4" U gouge, 3/16" veiner, 1/8" veiner.  The instructor will have some tools available for sale. 

Cost of roughout to be determined.

Chris Hammack
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Carvers will have a choice of carving any caricature from Cris' collection, visit his website to select.   Chris Hammack is a gifted caricature carver.  In his class even the most experienced carver will learn a few new tricks. Shown is an example of the 2016 class projects.

Chris carves with about three tools. A knife, an 1/8" V gouge, and a #9 11mm-13mm gouge. 90% of each carving is carved with a knife.


Cost of roughout to be determined.

Rich Wetherbee
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This years project, War Eagle, Native American - Great Plains Tribe, Realistic Head Bust in Cottonwood Bark or Butternut (instructors choice based upon availability of materials). Bring sharp palm tools, note taking materials. Jeff will teach you the planes of the face, relative proportions and facial anatomy.  Jeff has studied under Marv Kaizersatt, Jeff Phares, Phillip Faraut and Terry Kramer, among others, and has been studying, carving and sculpting faces for 20 years.  After taking this class, you will never look at faces the same way.  Sharp tools, note taking materials, and imagination required.   

Tools needed:

Kevlar safety glove
A sharp rough out and detail knives  
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 (No mallet tools!)
Flexcut soft V, pair of dividers, note taking materials 

Instructor will supply hand-out training aids, angle guides, carving boards and stropping station, as well as sealer, varnish and antiquing supplies and brushes.

Cost of Wood to be determined.

Pat Moore-Carvers Choice
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Pat Moore will be teaching Open Carving Classes (no painting).  You can choose your project from her collection of over 70 Roughouts.  Some of her projects include Santa's, Indians, Caricatures, Birds, Dragon & other Animals. 

This class is designed with each student's individual needs in mind! Work on what you would like help on, such as laying out faces, fur and hair texture or just completing one of her projects!

Bring your favorite hand tools (No Power). Pat prefers different sizes of gouges, v-tools and bench knives.  Also a light if you so desire.

If you have any questions you can contact her at (800-825-2657) or email her info@roughouts.com