Carve Your Own Wooden Rudolph-Workshop - First Peak of the Blue Ridge
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Carve Your Own Wooden Rudolph-Workshop

December 4, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Carving Rudolph, the Red-nosed Reindeer
Craft an original Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer out of wood. Rudolph will be a great, handcrafted holiday gift or house decoration, carrying with him a message of hope for the underdogs in our lives.
Get your bearings, or further your carving skills, under the guidance of Karl Schwartz. Karl will go over how we plan and bring to life 3-dimensional designs of animals. He will also cover safe practices, particularly on the band saw and Dremel. Students will make a raw-wood carving, which they may later paint at home.
Tools and materials will be provided. However, students are encouraged to bring a Dremel tool if they own one.
Skill Level: Beginner and Up; The group size is small so that you will have ample space and ample one-on-one time with the instructor.
Though Karl Schwartz is the son of a carpenter, he made his living as a computer engineer in Florida. He had been around wood working most of his life but it was not until his sister moved to Washington state that his interest in wood carving sparked. The masks of the Pacific North West and Inuit provided the incentive. Karl found that the masks’ ability to invoke the spirit of animals, land, sea, and air creatures to be enlightening. For the last 20 years Karl has been carving animal figures and developing his woodworking craft. A lifelong learner, he continues to pursue education and guidance from other great wood workers. Karl hopes to pass this love of wood working on to others as well as some of the tricks and skills he has learned along the way.♦


Tryon Arts and Crafts School
373 Harmon Field Rd.
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
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