CALENDAR

Upcoming events

    • 31 Jan 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 38
    Register


    Interest List  

    Carving a Wood Spirt Class

    July or August, depending on interest

    Terry Burnside has been carving for 20 years and has done hundred + wood spirits.

    Zoom Meeting - Link will be sent out when you register

    DESCRIPTION

    This class has been taught twice now and when there is enough interest, a specific third class will be scheduled.  Those on this Interest List will be contacted directly to try to find a date and time that works for everyone, or at least the critical number of people.

    This eventual class will have two sessions, one week apart.  

    This class is designed for those not familiar with carving a wood spirit, beginners, delivered in two live Zoom sessions.  Terry developed his techniques over 20 years, learning from two different carving professionals.  The course is hands on, and the material will be wooden dowels you provide.  Students need a carving glove, strop and three carving tools - a carving knife, V tool and a deepish gouge gouges (like #11, #9 or #8) in 1/4 or 3/16 widths), palm or long handled. If you need tools, glove or strop we might be able to find loaners.  The class outline is:

    1. Introduction to carving and history of wood spirit carving
    2. Proportions of facial features for the size of the material
    3. Sharpening demonstration
    4. A demonstration of each step followed by carving time and QA – NOTE – This will occupy the most time
    5. Recap and list of wood spirit carving guides and materials
    6. Explore interest in future projects, such as the Green Man


    On-Line Demo

    Please register so we can send you the Zoom link and follow-up after the meeting.  For questions contact Terry Burnside at terry.burnside@gmail.com.

    Note:  If you have never participated in a Zoom meeting contact Larry Wade at lpwade@gmail.com at least several days in advance to help you.



    • 8 Feb 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • 17
    Register

    Regular Monthly Program

    The Zoom link will be sent after registering.

    Kelley Stadelman is well known locally for her carving classes and her Santas.  She spent 18 months carving a large crucifix that was five feet tall.  She will describe and show how she went from concept to model to roughout to painting in a combination slide and video presentation, plus Q&A.

    Please register so we can notify you if there are any changes.  

    Larry Wade, President
    Oregon Carvers Guild


    • 9 Feb 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • In-person, west side location near Beaverton
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

    Sharpening is intimidating to new carvers.  This class gets you started with stropping correctly and gives you an essential foundation.  Sharpening is a career-long journey; this is your chance to start learning the correct techniques.  Future classes will cover sharpening with stones and with power grinders.  

    HANDOUT  - A handout is downloadable by clicking here, and please at least skim it before the class.  Eventually a supporting video will be available.

    COVID - by necessity this is an in-person class.  To be safe we limit the class to three students, require vaccination and proof when you arrive, expect safe distancing when possible, suggest masks but they are optional, and expect no one to attend if they are ill or exposed to anyone with Covid.  We will be in a large shop with good outdoor ventilation but dress for a 55 degree environment.

    COST - $30 for tuition.  Club-made strops might be available at the class for $20 and green honing compound for $5.

    WORKSHOP LEADER - Roger Crooks

    TOOLS - Students should bring their own tools, strop and honing compound if they have them, but practice tools and loaner strops are available, and materials to make your own strop can be purchased at a fair price.


    • 19 Feb 2022
    • 5 Mar 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 3
    Register

    Carving a Green Man

    Registration deadline is one week before

    Three sessions - on Zoom

    ..    

    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

    This class requires some carving experience using mallets and related tools.  Students will select from several designs and provide their own wood.  They will need to band saw out their pattern, either by themselves or ask for assistance.

    The ancient Green Man form has many styles, and this class will is intended for those who have never carved one but still have some carving experience and a range of tools (to be specified).

    DATES/TIMES - Two consecutive Saturdays, 9:30-11:30 PM

    COST - Tuition is $50.  Students provide their own wood and tools, but some loaner tool sets are available.

    WORKSHOP LEADER: Terry Burnside, (850-629-7144, terry.burnside@gmail.com)   

    ONLINE with ZOOM - students must be comfortable using Zoom - participant Information and recommendations are HERE

    REQUIRED BOOK - none, although there are several books or videos available from Mary May, Chris Pye, and Lora Irish.



    • 19 Feb 2022
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 2
    Register

    Introduction to Carving (Incised)

    Registration deadline is one week before

    One 2  1/2 hour session - on Zoom

    .

    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

    The incised carving style typically creates line drawings etched into the surface of wood (or linoleum, gourds, soap, etc.) and can be done safely with one tool.

    This workshop is for those who have never carved but want to try.  It is hands-on but experienced over Zoom.  You will be provided with free Basswood, a loaner V-tool and several patterns to choose from.  You will begin with the Dogs Welcome Sign first then create another of your choosing.

    DATES/TIMES - One Saturday, 1:30-4:00 PM, date as noted

    COST - free tuition, free wood, free loaner tool

    The main challenges are getting you the wood and tools and you returning the tools.  If necessary you will have to pay for any postage.

    WORKSHOP LEADER is Larry Wade, (503-312-7745, lpwade@gmail.com) , possibly someone else. 

    ONLINE only until we are safe from the virus, then hybrid.

    As soon as the virus protocols allow, we will hold this workshop simultaneously online and in person near Beaverton.  However, attendees from a distance are welcome to attend by Zoom.

    ZOOM - students must be comfortable using Zoom - participant Information and recommendations are HERE

    WOOD - Basswood will be provided.  It is the most commonly used carving wood.  You can provide your own or alternate wood or material.

    REQUIRED BOOK - none



    • 8 Mar 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • 39
    Register

    Regular Monthly Program

    The Zoom link will be sent after registering.

    Adam McIsaac is a professional carver who has focused on Native American carvings in the Columbia River Basin for 30 years.  He mainly does commissions and has many in Washington and Oregon.  He teaches carving in this style from time to time and also teaches how to make crooked knives and adzes.  His studio is in La Center, WA just north of Vancouver.

    Adam will cover a variety of topics related to carving style differences along the entire NW Coast, describe the unique characteristics of the Chinook and other tribes along the Columbia River, show examples of his work, discuss tools and techniques and answer questions.  The presentation will be a mix of photos, pre-recorded videos (for efficiency), and live interaction.

    Please register so we can notify you if there are any changes.  

    Larry Wade, President
    Oregon Carvers Guild


    • 9 Mar 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • In-person, west side location near Beaverton
    • 2
    Register

    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

    Sharpening is intimidating to new carvers.  This class gets you started with stropping correctly and gives you an essential foundation.  Sharpening is a career-long journey; this is your chance to start learning the correct techniques.  Future classes will cover sharpening with stones and with power grinders.  

    HANDOUT  - A handout is downloadable by clicking here, and please at least skim it before the class.  Eventually a supporting video will be available.

    COVID - by necessity this is an in-person class.  To be safe we limit the class to three students, require vaccination and proof when you arrive, expect safe distancing when possible, suggest masks but they are optional, and expect no one to attend if they are ill or exposed to anyone with Covid.  We will be in a large shop with good outdoor ventilation but dress for a 55 degree environment.

    COST - $30 for tuition.  Club-made strops might be available at the class for $20 and green honing compound for $5.

    WORKSHOP LEADER - Roger Crooks

    TOOLS - Students should bring their own tools, strop and honing compound if they have them, but practice tools and loaner strops are available, and materials to make your own strop can be purchased at a fair price.


    • 19 Mar 2022
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 6
    Register

    Introduction to Carving (Incised)

    Registration deadline is one week before

    One 2  1/2 hour session - on Zoom

    .

    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

    The incised carving style typically creates line drawings etched into the surface of wood (or linoleum, gourds, soap, etc.) and can be done safely with one tool.

    This workshop is for those who have never carved but want to try.  It is hands-on but experienced over Zoom.  You will be provided with free Basswood, a loaner V-tool and several patterns to choose from.  You will begin with the Dogs Welcome Sign first then create another of your choosing.

    DATES/TIMES - One Saturday, 1:30-4:00 PM, date as noted

    COST - free tuition, free wood, free loaner tool

    The main challenges are getting you the wood and tools and you returning the tools.  If necessary you will have to pay for any postage.

    WORKSHOP LEADER is Larry Wade, (503-312-7745, lpwade@gmail.com)   

    ONLINE only until we are safe from the virus, then hybrid.

    As soon as the virus protocols allow, we will hold this workshop simultaneously online and in person near Beaverton.  However, attendees from a distance are welcome to attend by Zoom.

    ZOOM - students must be comfortable using Zoom - participant Information and recommendations are HERE

    WOOD - Basswood will be provided.  It is the most commonly used carving wood.  You can provide your own or alternate wood or material.

    REQUIRED BOOK - none



    • 16 Apr 2022
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 6
    Register

    Introduction to Carving (Incised)

    Registration deadline is one week before

    One 2  1/2 hour session - on Zoom

    .

    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

    The incised carving style typically creates line drawings etched into the surface of wood (or linoleum, gourds, soap, etc.) and can be done safely with one tool.

    This workshop is for those who have never carved but want to try.  It is hands-on but experienced over Zoom.  You will be provided with free Basswood, a loaner V-tool and several patterns to choose from.  You will begin with the Dogs Welcome Sign first then create another of your choosing.

    DATES/TIMES - One Saturday, 1:30-4:00 PM, date as noted

    COST - free tuition, free wood, free loaner tool

    The main challenges are getting you the wood and tools and you returning the tools.  If necessary you will have to pay for any postage.

    WORKSHOP LEADER is Larry Wade, (503-312-7745, lpwade@gmail.com)   

    ONLINE only until we are safe from the virus, then hybrid.

    As soon as the virus protocols allow, we will hold this workshop simultaneously online and in person near Beaverton.  However, attendees from a distance are welcome to attend by Zoom.

    ZOOM - students must be comfortable using Zoom - participant Information and recommendations are HERE

    WOOD - Basswood will be provided.  It is the most commonly used carving wood.  You can provide your own or alternate wood or material.

    REQUIRED BOOK - none



Past events

15 Jan 2022 Introduction to Carving (Incised) - Jan2022
12 Jan 2022 Stropping for Beginners-Jan2022
11 Jan 2022 Grinling Gibbons UK Trip Report - Chuck Rinehart
11 Jan 2022 Advanced Mack Sutter Relief Carving-Tuesdays Jan2022
8 Jan 2022 Advanced Mack Sutter Relief Carving- Saturdays Jan2022
31 Dec 2021 Interest List - Stropping for Beginners
8 Dec 2021 Stropping for Beginners - Pilot
20 Nov 2021 Introduction to Carving (Incised) - Nov2021
9 Nov 2021 November Monthly Meeting - Carving Tips & Techniques
16 Oct 2021 Introduction to Carving (Incised) - Oct2021
12 Oct 2021 Pyrography Enhancements to Carving
18 Sep 2021 Introduction to Carving (Incised) - Sept2021
16 Sep 2021 Mack Sutter Relief Carving Workshop 21-5
14 Sep 2021 September Monthly Meeting - Carving Holiday Gifts
4 Sep 2021 Art-In-The-Pearl
14 Aug 2021 August Monthly Meeting - Potluck and Demos
13 Jul 2021 July Monthly Meeting - Show-and-Tell
8 Jul 2021 (Free) Wood Spirit Carving Class with Terry Burnside 21-3
8 Jun 2021 Sharpening for Carvers - Examples and Opinions
11 May 2021 (Free) Finishing with Acrylic Paints for Carvers 101
27 Apr 2021 (Free) Mary May - Carving on Furniture
21 Apr 2021 Regular Member Meeting - but open to all
15 Apr 2021 (Free) Wood Spirit Carving Class with Terry Burnside 21-2
13 Apr 2021 (Free) Power Carving Tools 101
9 Mar 2021 (Free) Blacksmith Conversations / Sharpening & Re-making
27 Feb 2021 (Free) Chip Chats Magazine - Presidential Conversations
18 Feb 2021 (Free) Wood Spirit Carving Class with Terry Burnside
9 Feb 2021 The Wide World of Bird Carving
4 Feb 2021 Wood Spirit Carving Demonstration with Terry Burnside
23 Jan 2021 Leroy Setziol - Post-program Discussion
21 Jan 2021 Gourd Carving Conversations
12 Jan 2021 Leroy Setziol - Oregon's Famous Carver
2 Dec 2020 Caricature Carving Demo with Gil Drake
12 Nov 2020 Greenwood Spoon Carving with Rose Holdorf
10 Nov 2020 Carving SIG - World class Tools - Gil Drake
13 Oct 2020 Carving SIG - The Art of Chip Carving with Marty Leenhouts
30 Sep 2020 Olympia Woodworkers Guild - Carving tribal masks

Address: Oregon Carvers Guild, 3110 NW Linmere Dr, Portland, Oregon 97229
Email: oregoncarvers@gmail.com

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