Carving a Wood Spirt Class
July or August, depending on interest
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:
Please register so we can send you the Zoom link and follow-up after the meeting. For questions contact Terry Burnside at email@example.com.
Note: If you have never participated in a Zoom meeting contact Larry Wade at firstname.lastname@example.org at least several days in advance to help you.
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
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.
Carving a Green Man
Registration deadline is one week before
Three sessions - on Zoom
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, email@example.com)
REQUIRED BOOK - none, although there are several books or videos available from Mary May, Chris Pye, and Lora Irish.
Introduction to Carving (Incised)
One 2 1/2 hour session - on Zoom
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, firstname.lastname@example.org) , possibly someone else.
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
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.
WORKSHOP LEADER is Larry Wade, (503-312-7745, email@example.com)
Address: Oregon Carvers Guild, 3110 NW Linmere Dr, Portland, Oregon 97229Email: firstname.lastname@example.org