Saturday, October 7, 14, 21 & 28
Beginners – 9AM – Noon
Intermediate/Advanced – 1PM – 4 PM
Our series of Fall carving classes begins on October 7th and continues for the next 3 Saturdays – October 14th, 21st and 28th.
Our Beginners class is for those with little or no carving experience. This class introduces tool safety and sharpening, material selection and finishing. Participants will work on a different project each week, including carving in the round and relief carving. Fee includes instruction, a tool kit and materials for projects; students bring a pencil to class.
The Intermediate/Advanced class is for experienced carvers; admission to this class is with instructor approval only. The project for this series is a Great Blue Heron carving. Participants must bring their own tools, a ruler, pencil, 2 6-inch bench clamps and a non-slip pad. Fee includes instruction, pattern and materials. If they prefer, students may bring their own pattern, wood and tools and receive guidance from the instructor.
All classes are taught by Doug Bathke, a museum trustee who has been carving for 54 years and teaching carving for 45. Classes are a series and cannot be taken individually. Fees are non-refundable after the first class. Maximum enrollment is 12 students for Beginners, 10 for Intermediate/Advanced. All classes are for ages 18 and up. Registration and pre-payment are required by Wednesday, October 4, 2017; register online or call 716-693-1885.