Date(s) & Time(s)::
March 2, 2013 at 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM
Location: Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum 180 Thompson Street North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Saturdays, March 2, 9, 16, and 23
Ages 18 and up
$90 ($85 for Carousel Society members)
Learn the historic craft that made our beautiful carrousels possible. Aimed at students who have no carving experience or are self-taught carvers who lack specialized technical training, this series of classes introduces tool safety, sharpening, material selection, and finishing. Participants will work on a different project each week, including carving in the round and relief carving. Classes are taught by Doug Bathke, who has been carving for 49 years and teaching for 38 years. Fee includes instruction, a tool kit to keep, and materials for projects; students bring a pencil to class.
Reservations and prepayment required by Thursday, February 28; call 716-693-1885 to register. Maximum enrollment: 12 students. (Classes are a series and cannot be taken individually. Fees are non-refundable after the first class).