Beginning Carving (B)
This three day class is designed for those who have little or no carving experience. Subjects included are: carving knife characteristics, safety, basic knife cuts, the approach to carving something in the round, tool selection and sanding, character eyes and hair, and finishing and painting. Students will carve their toe or finger to learn basic knife cuts and then a snake to learn how to read wood grain. Then the students will select one or more projects to carve and paint. The projects include several different character bears, dogs, and people. Tools: bring what you have, do not go buy tools before the class. The instructor has loaner tools for you to use during the class. Max 10 and Min 1, Min age limit is 16 years old.. Cost is $20 for the three days. Note: there will be no power carving.