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Dylan Goodson: Relief Scene or Relief Portrait
This year's relief scene will be a Florida river scene featuring a manatee in the water and a house overlooking the palm and cypress tree lined riverbanks. In addition to Dylan's techniques for carving the house and landscape bring your wood burner so you can learn Dylan's technique for creating a screened in porch. Each student will be provided with a DVD covering the power carving techniques that Dylan uses since there's never enough time to cover this fully during class. Project size will probably be approx. 8.5” by 11” by 2” thick. Roughout will be approx. $35-$40
If you're not into relief landscapes then you have the opportunity to learn about carving the face in a low relief style. . . . MORE
Vic Hood: Realistic Human Busts
Vic Hood has won countless awards for his work, including Woodcarver of the Year. His work is included in several books and numerous magazine feature articles. If you have a desire to carve realistic human busts you definitely Will want to take Vic’s class.
This is a bust class designed to encourage the student to create their own piece of art. There will be a strong emphasis on design, creativity and technical execution. . . . MORE
Joe Land: Curly-haired Santas
The end of September is not too early to begin thinking about Christmas when you have a lot of Santas to carve. Joe Land has won numerous awards for his Santas and with good reason. Classic flowing hair and beard, jovial expression, rotund physique and sack full of toys along with a well detailed suit.
Roger has a wide variety of caricatures from Mountain Men and Hillbillies to Cowboys, Soldiers, Santa's and Wizards and Witches. You might try a ballplayer, Native American Indian or a Guitar Player! Whatever you select, Roger will put special emphasis on carving the eyes, ears and details to turn out a caricature that you will be proud of! He predominately uses gouges for shaping the carving and uses knives for the finish work. Roughouts range from $15 to $30. Watch Roger on his YouTube Channel: Roger Stegall Woodcarving or browse through his work on his Facebook page-- Just Friend Him! After carving one of his caricatures you will have a new friend!! Click on his name to see a VIDEO!
From concept to finished carving, Denny will guide students in creating a unique character of their own, explaining as he demonstrates the process of designing, sawing or roughing-out and then carving that character and answering questions along the way. Characters will be 4-5 inches tall and most students will complete (except for painting) their project by the end of the 2-day class.