Whittlin’ 101 Beginning Wood Carving Workshop with Douglas Schauer
Workshop Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023, Time: 1 PM – 5 PM. Workshop is for adults and older teens of all skill levels.
Held at the Elkhart Art League Studio, 131 Tyler St #1-B, Elkhart IN 46516 (South of Elkhart Post Office)
Workshop Fee: $30 for Members and Non-Members. No experience needed, all materials and equipment provided. Your first block is included, and additional wood blocks may be purchased from the instructor.
Class Description: WHITTLIN’ 101 is a four-hour workshop designed for adults and older teens who have never carved before. All materials are provided. Class size is limited to ten students.
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”.
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