2016 Classes

The instructors and classes for 2016. 

As of July 18, 2015 this page is still being updated, check back in a few days for more detailed information on the classes.

Wayne Barton                        Chip Carving                         

 Penny Burns                         Nantucket Baskets....

 Debbe Edwards                    Animal Carving....Cougar

 Chris Hammack                    Caricature Carving... Cowboy on his Horse                       

 Jeff Harness                         Cottonwood Bark ... Chief Joseph "Rolling Thunder"    

Josh Guge                             Bird or fish...Cardinal or Golden Trout

 Pat Moore                             Quilted Santa                  

Charley Phillips                      Flower...Iris single flower with bud in the round

Fred & Elaine Stenman          Relief Carving with Woodburning...choose from any of the designs they bring             

 Bob Travis                             Caricature Carving...Cookie

Rich Wetherbee                     Caricature Carving

Dick Wilk                                NW Style Carving...Nuchalnulth Wolf forehead mask or Northern style Raven Bowl

Wayne Barton-Chip Carving
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The 2016. Shown are examples of Wayne's work.

Wayne has not yet selected the 2-3 projects you can choice from. Pictures of the choices will be posted as soon as he selects them. He will also cover advanced concepts of design, carving and finishing.

A great class for learning chip carving or advancing you current skills.

Penny Burns-Nantucket Baskets
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Penny Burns Nantucket Basket class is unique for the Academy, you can take her class for one day or up to 5 days, this allows you to fit it into your schedule. 

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, just take time

Cost of material varies on which basket you make.

Debbe Edwards
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The 2016 class project is the Large Cougar Bust.  I call it my "Cat with an Attitude"  The size of it is 9 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 6".  It is carved, textured, woodburned, the painted with a wash of color.

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. 

Cost of roughout to be determined.

Josh Guge
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You will have the choice of carving a Golden Trout or a Cardinal.   Josh will provide a wood cut out, pattern and references.  Bring dust collector, power tools and bits, light if needed.

Recommended tools
Micromotor or other power carver.Extension Cord, multiple outlet box and Table Lamp if you need more light,
..Foredom and/or High Speed Tool and grinding and texturing bits, Wood Burner, Dust Collector, Extension Cord, multiple outlet box and talbe lamp if you need more light
.epoxy putty (quikwood) or blue/yellow ribbon epoxy, or apoxie sculpt,  super glues,
..Paint brushes with a good point and filberts (rounded end brushes), Palette and Palette Knife for Color Mixing,  Water Container, spray bottle, paper towels, Gesso & Stiff Brush for Application, Hair Dryer, Acrylic Paints  bring some paint, Painters tape for masking off areas, Paint stick and base to hold carving while painting.
 ..Airbrush, hose, and compressor (Josh will have one to help paint or bring your own if you want)
..Josh will be mixing colors for the carvings he teaches in the class.

Cost roughout and supplies to be determined.

Class: 12-15 students. 

Chris Hammack
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Cowboy and his Horse

Chris will be carving the Cowboy and on his Horse, he is approximately 10" tall.  Chris Hammack is a gifted caricature carver.  In his class even the most experienced carver will learn a few new tricks.

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

Visit his web site to see more of his work.

Cost of roughout to be determined.

Jeff Harness
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Chief Joseph "Rolling Thunder" from the Nez Perce.

Level: novice, intermediate or advanced (no beginners)

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.

Cost of cottonwood bark from Canada to be determined.

Pat Moore-Quilted Santa
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Carve & Paint a Quilted Santa.  Learn what it takes to create happier looking Santa’s from a Roughout approx. 12 inches tall.  In this class Pat breaks down the class step by step, focusing on many aspects of carving including facial detail, hair and beard texturing, along with her painting technique for bringing carvings to life.

Most of the fine detail is done with a detail knife along with 2-3mm veiners & v-tools.

SUGGESTED MATERIALS: Bring your favorite carving knives, hand palm tools & gouges (no power). Carving glove & light if desired. 

Cost of the roughout will be $19.95.

Charley Phillips- Realistic Iris
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The Iris project will be a single flower with a bud leaf in the round.  Carved out of 4 pieces- two Roughouts (flower top & bottom) & two cutouts – (stem with bud & leaf).

The Iris from the top of the flower to the bottom of the stem is about 14 inched tall and 6 inches across.

Bring your pencil, carving glove, Palm tools: #3- 1/8th, 1/4, 1/2 & 1 inch; #5 – ¼ inch, #11 – 2, 3, 5, 7 & 10mm; a spoon gouge #9/10mm to hollow out the leaf.  Set of files & Sandpaper of various grits.

Maximum number of 12 Students.

The cost of the blank for this project is $55.00.

Class: Min. 4 students