10/7/23 Wood Carving Workshop/ Wooden Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkin with Douglas Schauer


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Carving a Wooden Jack-O-Lantern Workshop with Douglas Schauer

Workshop Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023, Time: 1-4 pm.  This three-hour workshop is for adults 18 and older of all skill levels.

Workshop Fee: $30 for Members and Non-Members.  ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED! Wooden Block and Tool Rental is included.  Additional blocks and tools are available for purchase during the workshop.

Held at the Elkhart Art League Studio, 131 Tyler St #1-B, Elkhart IN 46516 (South of Elkhart Post Office), door on west end of building.

Workshop Description:  In this class, you will be provided with all the materials and tools to carve your very own Jack-O-Lantern that will last all through the year!!  The workshop is designed to accomodate carvers of any ability, with designs ranging from a simple pumpkin with a painted face up to the expressive pumplin caricatures shown in the photo! Workshop size is limited to ten students. Children not allowed to due tools used.

Whittling is an informal style of woodcarving that is practiced by artisans all over the world. In this class you will learn about knife safety, specific types of knife cuts, how to “read” the wood grain, and you will leave with a finished carving.

Teacher Biography, Douglas Schauer – Wood Carving

A “hoosier-by-marriage”, Douglas has lived in Indiana for 21 years with his wife and two daughters. He started carving 12 years ago after seeing a co-worker carve a Christmas present for a friend. He got his own tools and was hooked! Being entirely self-taught, Douglas has explored many different styles of carving, from lifelike raptors to silly caricatures, to signs and whimsical creatures. He is experienced in knife carving, power carving, and carving with chisels/gouges. His work has been featured in Woodcarving Illustrated and has won many blue ribbons at the Elkhart and Cass County Fairs. He has recently focused more of his time on carving through his custom carving business, “DS Woodcarver, LLC”.  See Doug’s page on FaceBook at DS Woodcarver.

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