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AGES 18 and OLDER

Intermediate Level Class* 

Chipmunk with Habitat on Base

*Best to have taken a previous carving class from Marie

MATERIAL FEE: There will be an additional material fee of $25 for the base: formal bases or natural wood with bark edge. You may bring your own base if preferred. Payment made to Marie during class.

Instructor: Marie McDonough  Artist Bio

TWO DAY WORKSHOP

Sat. April 27, 10:00am – 4:30pm
1/2 hour break for lunch, bring a sack lunch.

Sun. April 28, 1:00 – 4:30pm

Registration fee: $140

How cute is this little guy? This sample is similar to what we will create (see photo in photo gallery). Everyone will create their own habitat for their chipmunks. Such a fun project and so much to learn. This class is for those who want to advance their knowledge and skill of wood carving.

Using 3 rules: Respect the tools, HAVE FUN and don’t expect perfection, Marie will take you step by step in completing this creation. 

Day 1:  you will be learning how to carve legs, feet, tails, insert glass eyes and create a habitat.

 

Day 2: you will be learning how to paint and complete your carving and habitat. 

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AGES 18 and OLDER

Beginner Level Class 

Two Owl Bottle Stoppers

Instructor: Marie McDonough  Artist Bio

Sat. May 111:00 – 5:00pm

Registration fee: $85 (includes stoppers)

One for you and one for a friend! Put this with a bottle of wine and you will have a great Mother’s Day gift. These cute little guys are so much fun and so easy to carve and wood burn. You will learn the basics of wood carving with examples and demonstrations. Marie will walk you step by step using a small rotary tool with a sanding disc. No knives used. All supplies to complete your bottle stoppers are included. Just come and have some fun!

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AGES 18 and OLDER

Intermediate Level Class* 

Stylized Hawk in Butternut Wood

*Best to have taken a previous carving class from Marie

Instructor: Marie McDonough  Artist Bio

TWO DAY WORKSHOP

Sat. May 25, 10:00am – 4:00pm
1/2 hour break for lunch, bring a sack lunch.
Sun. May 26, 10:00am – 4:00pm

1/2 hour break for lunch, bring a sack lunch.

Registration fee: $150

Approximately 12” tall – Marie will do some roughing out prior to class. You can also carve this Hawk in basswood, a softer easier wood to carve, and paint or stain it at home if you prefer. Butternut wood has a beautiful grain and is perfect for this stylized Hawk. Marie will walk you step by step on completing this carving with a rotary tool and carbide bits and burs, or you can use a sanding disc instead of the bits and burs. This carving requires a lot of hand sanding. You will learn the art of keeping it simple and letting the wood show and speak for itself. All supplies to complete your Hawk are included. 

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AGES 18 and OLDER

Intermediate Level Class* 

Running Wolf (7”- 8 ” long)

*Best to have taken a previous carving class from Marie

Instructor: Marie McDonough  Artist Bio

TWO DAY WORKSHOP

Fri. June 14, 3:00 – 7:00pm
Sat. June 15,
10:00am – 4:00pm

1/2 hour break for lunch, bring a sack lunch.

Registration fee: $150

Who doesn’t love wolves? Come join the fun and learn how to advance your carving skills. Wolves are such beautiful animals and so much fun to carve. You will use all the skills you have learned to create this amazing carving. We will be using Basswood, which is easy to carve with the rotary tool using bits and burs or sanding disc. We will be creating a heavy coat and lots of details in the face. This class will include carving, wood burning and painting. All supplies to complete your Wolf are included.

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YOUTH AND ADULT CLASS
AGES 8  through Adult

Beginner Level Class

Comfort Bird  
Instructor: Marie McDonough  Artist Bio

Thurs. June 27, 1:00 – 5:00pm
Registration fee: $75

This is a great class for first time carvers, youth or adult. You will be surprised and thrilled with the little bird you will create. This beginner’s wood carving class will teach you the basics of power carving (with small rotary tool, no knives are used) and the techniques on how break a subject down to make it simple. 

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AGES 18 and OLDER

Intermediate Level Class* 

Stylized Deer in Cherry Wood 
*Best to have taken a previous carving class from Marie

Instructor: Marie McDonough  Artist Bio

TWO DAY WORKSHOP

Sat. July 13, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Sun. July 14,
11:00am – 5:00pm

1/2 hour break for lunch, bring a sack lunch.

Registration fee: $150

This is a WOW piece. It will amaze your family and friends. This is a stylized piece to allow for the beautiful cherry wood to show. A bit harder wood, but so beautiful. The cherry wood also allows for strength in the skinny legs, so they are not as fragile. You can also carve this Deer in basswood, a softer easier wood to carve, and paint or stain it at home if you prefer.  This class will require a lot of hand sanding. All supplies to complete your Deer are included.

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Questions? Contact:

Liz Larson, Art Program Director

artdirector@galenaarc.org

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