wood carving and whittling.
Members of our club appearred at the Senior Americans Day program on March 17th, St. Patricks Day, at the UW-Eau Claire and gave 27 seniors what was probably their first wood carving experience. Each senior was given a band sawed blank of a small rabbit and was helped to do a flat plane style style carving. There were many good comments and no one was injured! The program went very well and it looks like they want us back for next year's event! The members who helped in this endeavor need to be recognized and given a special thank you. They were, Karen Kahghin, Dan Meecham, Vern Kortness, Wilbur Hoppe, Dick Kemp, Chuch Nichols, Jenny Rouleau, Butch & Edna Parker, and Harold Blumer. THANKS FOR YOUR SPECIAL EFFORTS!!
Carving Mammals- Carving Bears
July 13-14-15; 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Cost: $65/Friends; $70/Nonmembers
The focus of this workshop will be on animal anatomy, skeletal, texturing, and fur techniques. All levels of carvers will enjoy learning realistic animal carving, and bears make a great subject.
Fish Carving 2
August 3-4-5; 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Cost: $70/Friends $85/Nonmembers
The very popular crappie will be the subject of this workshop. The workshop will kick-off with a basic three evening format and other meetings will be added as needed.
Carving an Animated Santa
September 7-8-9; 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Cost: $75/Friends $80/Nonmembers
For all you Santa carvers out there, you don't want to miss this one! This Santa workshop will have a new twist, and will feature a very comical Santa on skis. The project will focus on carving multiple parts, as well as assembly, and painting. All levels of carvers will enjoy this creative workshop.
Woodcarving as an Art Form with Lyle Kraus
September 13-19, $570.00 twin bed, $530.00 dorm. You may choose to carve and paint a colorful Santa, or one of those mysterious gnomes, a wizard or a bear. Or you may bring your own project. Whatever your project, Lyle will give you one-on-one attention. You will progress through the detailed steps used in proper sharpening of carving tools to carving your own special project. Strong emphasis will be given to carving faces that bring the form to life.
To register for these classes call The Clearing at 920-854-4088, you can use your Visa or Mastercard for payment.