Date(s) & Time(s)::
March 2, 2013 at 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM
Location: Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum 180 Thompson Street North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Saturdays, March 2, 9, 16, and 23
$85 ($80 for Carousel Society members)
Carrousels feature many delicate, intricate carvings. This class series covers more advanced carving skills, and is designed for those with significant prior carving experience (a minimum of three years). In this class participants will carve two projects: a tree spirit face and either an 1812 style eagle or a carrousel shield face. (Students may alternatively work on a carving of their choice, to be guided by instructor, but must supply their own pattern and wood). Classes are taught by Doug Bathke, who has been carving for 49 years and teaching for 38 years. Fee includes instruction, pattern, and wood for group projects. Students must have their own tools, including gouges for relief carving, two 6-inch (or larger) C-clamps, and a pencil. Reservations and prepayment required by Thursday, February 28; call 716-693-1885 to register. Maximum enrollment: 10 students. (Classes are a series and cannot be taken individually. Fees are non-refundable after the first class).