Carving Woodspirit Walking Sticks
Instructor: Jim Arnold
Woodspirit carving is steeped in folklore and is a favorite of many woodcarvers, old and new. In this class, students learn the processes for creating these sticks, and will create their own walking stick in class for the take-home class project.
While seemingly just a ‘fun’ class to take, there are important skills taught including use of mallets and heavy duty bench chisels. Perhaps most importantly, this class also serves as an introduction to carving facial anatomy…eyes, noses, mouths, eyebrows, beards, facial expressions are all included. For the purposes of the walking stick class, all these areas are covered. In future classes, however, we will treat each area on its own. For example, a class just for carving eyes where you learn to carve ‘sad’ eyes, tired eyes, sleeping eyes, etc. everything in much greater detail to make your carving work demand attention.
Prerequisite: Intro to Wood Carving
Monday 5:00-7:00 pm
April 4-25, 2022
Materials: Chisel set purchased in Intro to Wood Carving
We are committed to the health and safety of students, instructors and patrons, Our organization will be following recommended guidelines for Phase 4 of reopening: Anyone exhibiting symptoms will not be permitted in the building. Class sizes will be limited and workstations set up to allow 6 ft social distance between students and instructors. Masks are required for everyone. Each classroom will contain hand sanitizer and sanitizing stations.
Are you a member of the Peoria Art Guild? If so, you can get a $5 discount (only for current members!)