Dates: August 7-11, 2017
Class Times: Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm; Fri 9am-2:30pm
Instructor: Wayne Barton
Open Studio: Mon-Thurs 7-9pm
Enjoy learning the art of chip carving. This class is designed for all levels. Beginning carvers will learn all the basics including proper sharpening and how to carve borders, grids, rosettes, lettering and more. For the more advanced students, projects will be presented to increase your carving skills and challenge your imagination. You’ll be amazed how much students learn carving together at different levels.
Material Cost: Varies
About the Instructor:
Wayne Barton is a professional woodcarver living in Park Ridge, Illinois. Mr. Barton took his formal training in the woodcarving center of Brienz, Switzerland, and his carvings can be found in private collections in Europe, Asia, and North America. He is the only American to have his chip carvings in special exhibition at the Swiss National Museum in Zurich, Switzerland. For the past thirty years he has been a columnist for the North American Woodcarver’s Association magazine, Fine Woodworking, American Woodworker, Woodcarving Illustrated and other magazines. He has written seven popular books on woodcarving and has made a number of television appearances on The American Woodshop with Scott Phillips and The Woodwright Shop with Roy Underhill. Mr. Barton is the founder and Director of the Alpine School of Woodcarving, Ltd., devoting much of his time to teaching throughout the United States, Canada, and Switzerland.