2022 Classes

The instructors and classes for 2022 academy are scheduled.  
Cost of each class can be found on the registration form.  
The instructor may have a meterial cost shown in class description, if you do not see one feel free to ask.  

Wayne Barton                      Chip Carving Intermediate- Advanced carvers

Penny Burns                        Nantucket Basket Weaving

Debbe Edwards                   Animal TBD

Josh Guge                          Cedar Waxwing with open wing                     

Pat Moore                           Santa with Raggedy Ann Doll                    

Ryan Olsen                         Barbershop Quartet

Charlie Phillips                    Baskets of Illusion          

Mike Reifel                          Marionette

Bob Travis                           Caricature Carving

Rich Wetherbee                  Mountain Man Bust in Butternut

Dick Wilk                             NW Style Carving Small Totem


Just for fun

Quilters and crafter group      

Wayne Barton-Chip Carving

The class project is a chip carving TBD.  This is a great carving to do, you will love it.

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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An American Folk Art and Craft the Nantucket Lightship 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 Nantucket baskets for 18 years and teaching for 12 years.  She will offer a choice from over 25 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. 

Penny's classes are fun and the finished product will bring every weaver a feeling of pride.

Cost of material varies on which basket you make.

Debbe Edwards
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The class project will be an animal yet to be determined. The image shown is not the class project, it is an example of Debbe's work.  The class project will be shown as soon as it is available. 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.

Josh Guge
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Cedar Waxwing with out stretched wing.   This is a power carving class.

Join world champion artist Josh Guge as he teaches the process of carving and painting a Cedar Waswing.  What make this class unique is that the bird will have an outstretched wing.  If you have ever wanted to try an open winged bird then this the the class for you.  The wing will be carved from a separate piece of wood and mounted to the bird at the end of the process.

Josh will cover all aspects fo the carving/sculpting process.  From roughing out the basic shape to refining and texturing the entire bird, Josh will demonstrate every step along the way.  Students will also learn the process of layering thin washes of color over the bird to create a realsitic soft look.

Josh will provide a study cast for each student to use during the class.  The students may purchase the cast if they choose to or they can return it at the end of the class.

Wood cut-out, pattern and references will be provided.  

Recommended tools and supplies: 
Micromotor or other power carver, extension cord with multiple outlet box, table lamp, grinding and texturing bits, wood burner and dust collector. 
..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, painters tape for masking off areas, paint stick and base to hold carving while painting.

Josh will be mixing colors for the carvings he teaches in the class.

Cost roughout and supplies will be $40..

Class: 12-15 students. 

Pat Moore-Carve and Paint Santa with Raggedy Ann Doll
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Pat Moore will teach carving and painting A Unique Santa with Raggedy Ann Doll

Pat will help students carve and paint a Unique Santa holding a Raggedy Ann Doll, from a roughout.  The first 3 days will be devoted to carving the Santa.  Thursday final preparation for sealing your carving and prep for painting finishing on Friday.  Bring your favorite Hand tools ('No Power" & No Sandpaper").  Sharp tools.  A carving Safety Glove and Light if wanted

Pat will supply Paints & Brushes for Students to use.  (You may bring your own favorite paint brushes if desired).

Roughout & materials cost is $25.

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

Ryan Olsen
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Ryan Olsen has taught Caricature all over the country.  His own style of expressive and clean-cut caricature has become a favorite of students and collectors.  In this class, you will have the opportunity to carve 4 unique heads and expressions.  they will be placed in the connected body base.  You can either create your own barbershop quartet quartet idea or make it your own.  What will you come up with?

Project roughouts $15 x 5 pieces $75 total
Minimum 7 students Maximum 12 Students
Charley Phillips
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Baskets of illusion.  The basket is a specially turned bowl, no carving will be done on it, woodburning and and paint will bring it to life.  

Bring your pencil, carving glove, palm tools: #3- 1/8", 1/4", 1/2" & 1"; #5 – ¼", #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 to be determined.

Mike Reifel
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Class project is making a marionette.  Participant will be carving, assembling and stringing a marionette.  The project involves large and small parts, some precision carving and simple engineering.  A kit is provided that includes necessary parts (wood, strings, controler) and instructions.

Experience: Beginner-Advanced (Beginning carver may find the bird to be the more appropriate option).

Tools needed:
Basic carving knives and gouges for hand carving.
It would be helpful to have:
Larger carving tools for initial shaping of the body and head parts.
Small files (i use diamond fine tip file set). Drill for small drill bits and dirll bits (1/8 inch or less).  I use a pin vise (AKA a finger drill).
Glue: both super and wood glue.
Pencil and Paper.

Depending on your carving speed you may have time to color your marionette.  Bring your own favorite medium and brushes.  I prefer watercolor and acrylics.  Oil may take too long to finish during the Academy sessions.

Cost of Class materials: $15 for the Dragon, Bird included in course cost.