Carving Native American Face
Carving a realistic Native American face in cottonwood bark. Students will learn to carve a realistic face in cottonwood bark by using hand tools and then each student will have the ability to finish the carving using an easy finishing method. If the mountains and valleys could speak, they would speak of the people who shared the shade of the mighty cottonwood trees found along the banks of life giving rivers and streams. If the cottonwood trees could speak, they would speak of memories of those who found comfort under its branches. It is here, in the bark, we found the face of Bear Claw. Tools: Basic carving tools, knife, larger 1" #3 or #5 gouge, 1/2" #3 and #5 gouges, 1/4" V gouge, 3/8" #5 gouge, micro gouges for eyes, small U shape gouge, sanding stick (240 grit), super glue. For finishing, a small paint brush, 0000 steel wool, clean rags (2). Instructor will furnish paint and thinner for finishing. B Max 8 Min 4 Cost: $100 plus $15 for blank.