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17th Annual

Southeastern Woodcarving School

SPONSORED BY P.M.CHIPPERS, INC.


The Prattville / Montgomery (P.M.) Chippers Inc. Woodcarving Club is proud to sponsor the Seventeenth Annual Southeastern Woodcarving School (SWS) on July 19 through 21, 2002 at Hooper Academy, 380 Fischer Rd. Hope Hull, AL. This facility is 1/2 mile from exit 164 off I-65 (5.5 miles south from the South Blvd. in Montgomery). This will be our twelfth year at this location, and we promise that it will be as enjoyable as it has been in the past.

General Information

Area Lodging

Area Addresses

Carving Classes

Craft Classes

School Schedule

Costs

Registration

Raffle

Display Tables

Vendor Sales Area

Mini-Classes

Class Schedule:
All classes are three days in length, beginning at 8:00 a.m., Friday, July 19, 2002, and ending at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 21, 2002. During the initial class meeting the instructors will set the class hours. The classrooms are available Friday and Saturday 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., and Sunday 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

On-site registration / check in starts at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, July 18, 2002 in the gym (first large building as you enter the campus). A "release from liability" form for the P.M. Chippers, Inc. Woodcarving Club, the Southeastern Woodcarving School and Hooper Academy must be signed by all students at check-in. A new attendee orientation is in the auditorium, across the road from the gym at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, July 18, 2002. Classes will be held in the main building and in the gym. The West Parking Lot is the most convenient to the main building and classrooms. All meals and refreshment breaks are in the cafeteria, same building as the gym. The vendor sales tables, display tables and P.M. Chipper tables are in the gym.

Special Needs:
Although the Southeastern Woodcarving School and Hooper Academy try to meet the needs of the students, some things cannot be avoided. Students should be aware that some areas of the classrooms may not be as well lighted as they should be for intricate carving and crafting. Students are advised to bring portable lighting to have available should the need arise.

Costs:
A fee of $180.00 is charged to all woodcarving students and $90.00 for all craft students. The fee includes class instruction, three breakfasts, three lunches and five refreshment breaks. No evening meals will be provided. No sleeping facilities are available on campus.

Registration:
Please review the list of classes and the instructors that are available. Note the level of experience and the tools needed for each class. The cost of blanks and other materials provided by the instructor is payable to the individual instructor and is not included in the class fees. The number of students in a class is limited by the instructor and size of rooms. Therefore, each applicant should choose three classes and list them in order of preference. If a class limit is reached, SWS reserves the right to place an applicant in his/her next choice, unless you specifically indicate on the application that you do not want a second or third choice. SWS will place you on a waiting list for your first choice and notify you if it becomes available before the beginning of the school. SWS will hold your money pending an opening in a class or the school itself, unless you state otherwise.

To receive an application or to be placed on our mailing list, send your name and snail-mail address to:

Southeastern Woodcarving School
54 Dalraida Road PMB 153
Montgomery, AL 36109

OR: email - SWS@PMChippers.org

OR: download the brochure or application from our download site - SWS 2002 Downloads

Applications will be processed on a first come first serve basis (based on postmark) and must be accompanied by the correct fees.

REFUNDS WILL NOT BE MADE AFTER JUNE 30, 2002 AND A $10.00 PROCESSING FEE WILL BE RETAINED FOR EACH APPLICANT WITHDRAWING BEFORE THE DEADLINE.

Raffle:
A raffle for "goodies and stuff" will be held Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Separate drawings will be held for a variety of items, including carving and craft supplies as well as general items not unique to carving or crafts. Tickets will be available from the P. M. Chippers table in the gym throughout the school. Please plan on attending the raffle Saturday afternoon. Please note: You must be present to win! The proceeds from the raffle allow us to keep the cost of the School down and your participation is greatly appreciated.

NOTE: We would like to invite you to bring an item to donate to the raffle. The item doesn't have to be carving related, just something that you feel will add to the raffle.

Display Tables:
There will be exhibit tables available in the gym for all who attend. Please bring a favorite item that you would like to display. Identify each item with your name and hometown; the type of material(s) used (i.e., type of wood, resin, etc.); school or class where the item was created, or personal project; and any other information that you think would make the item more interesting to the viewers. Sample identification forms will be available at the registration table for your convenience.

Vendor Sales Area:
In the gym, an area has been set aside for visiting vendors to show and sell their wares. If you need carving tools, books or other accessories, you will have the opportunity to purchase the needed items. Each vendor present is also an instructor in the school, so please be generous with your support. The vendors will generally be open before class each morning, during breaks and lunch and after class in the evening. Tool sharpening and general consultation is also available.

Mini-Classes:
Mini-classes will be held in the evenings between 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., each day. These classes will be on a first come - first served basis. Tickets will be required to attend a mini-class. A fee of $5.00 will be charged for each ticket, limit of one ticket per person per day (in other words, more than one ticket cannot be purchased for a specific class). Students will need to purchase any blanks and/or supplies from the instructors the night of the class. The actual classes are still being lined up, a complete list will be available at registration.

AREA LODGING:
The following information is provided as a service, P M Chippers and Southeastern Woodcarving School does not recommend or endorse any listing and cannot be held accountable for errors, misrepresentations or out of date information.

CAMPING:
KOA KAMPGROUND:
250 Fischer Rd. Hope Hull, AL (334) 288-0728
Rt. 1, Box 154 Hope Hull, AL 36043
Exit 164 off I-65 on Fischer Rd., 1/4 mile from Hooper Academy.
Drive through, full hook up sites, pool and store are available; but credit cards are not accepted.

HOTELS AND MOTELS:
A list of area hotels and motels will be provided, upon request, with class confirmation. Please check the appropriate area on the class registration form.


OTHER AREA ADDRESSES:

Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce

P. O. Box 79
Montgomery, AL 36101-0079
(334) 240-9455

Montgomery Visitors Center

401 Madison Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36101-0079
(334) 262-0013

Online Montgomery


CARVING CLASSES

Carole Jean Boyd
Carving A Santa
Allen Carmichael
Realistic Horse
Nancy Crippen
Reclining Lion
John Davis
Laid-Back Woodcarving
Carlan Honaker
Realistic Character Carving
Riley Monroe
Red-breasted Nuthatch
George Nelson
Lesser Scaup / Bluebill
Larry Nowell
Sculptured Portrait
Mac Proffitt
Spirit Face
Larry Rogers
Human Bust
John Roth
Chip Carving
Steve Schoolar
Realistic Relief Carving
Cecil Walley
Labrador Retriever
Randy Walters
Deep Relief
Jim Wilsford
Realistic Animal - Howling Wolf


Carving A Santa – Carole Jean Boyd.

Students will learn to carve a Santa (Father Christmas) from a reproduction cypress knee rough out. Students will be able to choose from three (3) different rough outs. Carole Jean is a veteran carver and teacher, having taught at the John C. Campbell Folk School and the SWS. She has won competitions in shows throughout the Southeast and is the winner of the Merle Bryam Memorial Award at 2000 International Woodcarvers Congress for her Father Christmas carving.
Blanks/Supplies: Roughouts will be provided for a cost of $22.00 – 33.00, depending on student choice. Instructor will provide the paint.
Tools/Supplies Required: Power tools, knives, gouges, paintbrushes and acrylic paints. Hair dryer for drying paint will be helpful. Paintbrushes in various sizes to include flat, round, and liners.
Power tools: Allowed. Indicate use of power tools on application.
Level: Intermediate - Advanced.
Limit: 14.

Realistic Horse – Allen Carmichael.

Allen will teach how to carve a realistic horse. The finished horse will be approximately 6” tall. This class will be an excellent opportunity to learn how to carve a horse. The carving will be finished with a "clear" oil finish to accentuate the wood. Allen is a long time member of the P M Chippers club.
Blanks/Supplies: Instructor will provide a rough out and will furnish the finishing materials. Paintbrushes will be available, but students may wish to bring their own brushes. Roughouts will be $25.00 each.
Tools/Supplies Required: Power tools will be allowed with use of a dust collection system. Students should also bring a good knife and palm tools, most of the carving will be done with knife and gouge.
Power tools: REQUIRED - must use dust collector. Indicate use of power tools on application.
Level: Intermediate - Advanced.
Limit: 10.

Laid-back Woodcarving – John Davis.

This class is for those who just enjoy carving fun things like animals, spoons, birds and such, without the pressure of realistic carving. This is carving in the round.
Blanks/Supplies: A variety of blanks will be provided with the choice up to the student. Costs of blanks is $3.00 each.
Tools/Supplies Required: Power tools: PROHIBITED.
Level: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced.
Limit: 10.

Introduction to Chip Carving– John Roth.

This class will cover the selection, use, and sharpening of chip carving knives; selection of wood; basic three-cornered chip and free-form chips. Variations on the basic chips to produce lettering and borders will be taught and executed on practice boards. Since design is an essential part of chip carving, geometric and free-form design elements will be discussed including the merging of different designs to make a complete pattern. Wood finishing will be discussed. Students are encouraged to bring any ideas for a design to put on a plate or plaque; wood items can be brought by students or purchased from instructor. This will be a hands-on class and we will complete at least one project. For non-beginners, more emphasis will be placed on design and execution. John has studied under Wayne Barton and others.
Blanks/Supplies: Practice boards and plates, cost depending on student choice, usually less than $20.
Tools/Supplies Required: Chip carving knives, sharpening stone and/or hone, straight edge or ruler, compass, French curve and circle template, a 0.5mm or 0.7mm pencil, drawing paper, tracing paper and any other drawing supplies student wishes to use.
Power tools: PROHIBITED.
Level: Beginning and Intermediate.
Class Limit: 12.

Carving a Lion – Nancy Crippen.

Nancy will teach how to carve a reclining lion (base not included). Nancy will discuss / demonstrate techniques for making an appropriate base. This class will be an excellent opportunity to learn how to carve a realistic animal. Nancy is a long time member of the P M Chippers club and frequent SWS instructor.
Blanks/Supplies: Instructor will provide blanks and will furnish paint. Paintbrushes will be furnished, but students may bring their own brushes. Blanks will be $15.00 each.
Tools/Supplies Required: Students should bring a good knife and palm tools. A wood burner and paint brushes (#2, 4, 8, and detail) are also recommended.
Power tools: REQUIRED - must use dust collector. Indicate use of power tools on application.
Level: Intermediate - Advanced.
Class Limit: 10.

Realistic Animal – Howling Wolf – Jim Wilsford.

This class will power carve a realistic howling wolf. Jim has been carving for over twenty years, and teaching animal carving for over twelve. Jim is an accomplished carver, expertly creating carvings of the creatures of nature and is a regular at the SWS
Blanks/Supplies: Blanks will be furnished for $10.00.
Tools/Supplies Required: Students need to bring power tools, dust collection system, gouges, v-gouges, and carving knife.
Power Tools: REQUIRED – must use dust collector. Indicate use of power tools on application.
Level: Intermediate - Advanced.
Class Limit: 12.

Realistic Character Carving – Carlan Honaker.

Carlan will teach students how to carve their choice of a realistic character. Students can choose between the following: woman at the well (carrying clay water jar), approx. 10” tall; leprechaun shoemaker, approx. 5” tall; pioneer woman holding baby. Carlan is a veteran of the Southeastern Woodcarving School
Blanks/Supplies: Blanks will be provided for a cost of $20 - $25 depending on subject chosen.
Tools/Supplies Required: A good knife and gouges. Tools and supplies will also be available for purchase from the instructor. Students may want to bring a stool to sit on.
Power tools: PROHIBITED.
Level: Intermediate - Advanced.
Class Limit: 10.

Realistic Songbird – Red-breasted Nuthatch – Riley Monroe.

Students will learn to carve, texture and burn feathers, and paint a realistic Nuthatch. This will be accomplished from classroom instruction and knowledge gained from field study, research material, photos and sketches. A systematic approach to carving will be stressed. To complete the project, work during the evening hours may be required. This is Riley's second year with SWS. Riley has been carving wildfowl for the past 10 years where he strives to bring out the realism of the subject. He has won numerous awards in competition at regional shows and the Ward World Championship Wildfowl carving competition. He has studied under Bob Guge, Rosalyn Daisy and Carl and Regan Danos.
Blanks/Supplies: Blanks, eyes, feet and paint will be provided for a cost of $20.00.
Tools/Supplies Required: Power tools with dust collector, knives, gouges, wood burner with tips. Paint palette, water spritzer and paintbrushes in various sizes. Hair dryer for drying paint will be helpful
Power tools: REQUIRED – must use dust collector. Indicate dust collector use of power tools on application.
Level: Intermediate - Advanced.
Class Limit: 10.

Sculptured Portrait of John Wayne – Larry Nowell.

Larry will present a systematic approach to carving a portrait relief of John Wayne from a photo. Larry will provide carving stands and will work with large tools. Larry will explain and demonstrate each step of the carving / painting / finishing process and assist each carver to ensure understanding. Larry is a retired teacher now carving and instructing full-time, this is his third year at SWS. Email: LHN1@email.msn.com.
Blanks/Supplies: Blanks, paint / brushes and finishing materials, at a cost of $25.00.
Tools/Supplies Required:Knife and any other tools you are comfortable with.
Power Tools: PROHIBITED.
Level: Intermediate - Advanced.
Class Limit: 10.

Carving a Spirit Face – Mac Proffitt.

Learn to carve a Spirit Face. Students will learn the basic techniques of face carving. Students should be able to finish at least one project in class. Learn carving techniques as well as hear Mac's stories (not required to stay in the room at this time!). Mac hails from Townsend, Tenn. where he is co-owner of Smoky Mountain Woodcarvers Supply (http://www.woodcarvers.com).
Blanks/Supplies: Blanks will be available from the instructor for $15.00.
Tools/Supplies Required: Sharp knife and at least a starter set of palm tools.
Power Tools: PROHIBITED.
Level: All Levels.
Class Limit: 10.

Realistic Bust – Larry Rogers

Students will learn to carve a bust of a small child's face (other choices will also be available). During this class, concentration will be on understanding the proportion of facial features and the chisel cuts used to bring a life-like face out of a block of wood. There will be a model to carve from, but projects will be flexible. Expect to work on a figure about 6" x 8" x 12". Larry comes to us from Chattanooga, TN. He has been carving for over 15 years and has studied with renowned carvers George Nelson and John Burke. Larry began as a devoted bird carver, but in recent years has turned his attention to human bust carving. He has taught at the Tennessee Valley Woodcarving School and John C. Campbell Folk School and is a member of the Chattanooga, Southeastern and National Woodcarvers Association and the national Sculptor Society.
Blanks/Supplies: Blanks will be available for purchase for $35.00 each. The instructor will also have chisels that the students may borrow or purchase.
Tools/Supplies Required: Students should bring a mallet and chisels of their preference.
Power tools: Allowed. Indicate use of power tools on application.
Level: Intermediate - Advanced.
Class Limit: 10.

Lesser Scaup / Bluebill (half-size) – George Nelson.

George will teach students how to carve and detail a half-size Lesser Scaup (Bluebill). For those that wish to finish carvings from previous classes, you may bring them in and finish them. George, a long-standing veteran of the Southeastern Woodcarving School, is an expert bird and waterfowl carver. He owns and operates a woodcarving supply business in Foley, Alabama (http://www.george-nelson.com).
Blanks/Supplies: Blanks and eyes will be available for $15.00.
Tools/Supplies Required: Knife and any other tools you are comfortable with, a power tool would probably be helpful, as well as wood burners and extension cords.
Power Tools: Allowed - must use dust collector. Indicate use of power tools on application.
Level: Intermediate - Advanced.
Class Limit: 10.

Realistic Labrador Retriever – Cecil Walley.

This class will teach carving students their choice of a sitting or standing Black Labrador Retriever. Finished sizes will be about 6-7” tall for the sitting version and about 7-8” long x 4” tall for the standing version. Emphasis will be given to texturing with a wood burner. Students will carve one of the dogs and paint as time permits. Cecil has won numerous awards with his realistic carvings and is a regular at SWS.
Blanks/Supplies: Blanks will be furnished for $20.00.
Tools/Supplies Required: Students need to bring power tools, dust collection system, gouges, v-gouges, wood burner and carving knife.
Power tools: Allowed - must use dust collector. Indicate use of power tools on application.
Level: Intermediate - Advanced.
Class Limit: 12.

Deep Relief - Steam Engine – Randy Walters.

This project will be a deep relief of an old steam engine and a couple of rail cars just pulling out of a mountain tunnel, approaching a wooden trestle. Pattern will be outlined on the blank, elevations will be established and excess wood will already be removed to save class time. Randy has been carving seriously for the many years and has studied with James Cecil, Jim Wilsford, John Burke, Tom Swearingen, Kirk Curtis and Roy Hellman. He has taught classes around the southeast and is a blue ribbon winner.
Blanks/Supplies: Basswood blanks approximately 2" x 14" x 18" and pattern will be provided for $35.00.
Tools/Supplies Required: Students should bring straight blade carving knife, mallet, assorted gouges, straight edge and large eraser.
Power tools: Allowed - must use dust collector. Indicate use of power tools on application.
Level: Intermediate - Advanced.
Class Limit: 10.

Realistic Relief Carving – Steve Schoolar.

Steve will instruct in the art of relief carving. Students will carve a relief carving of the hand of God touching the fingers with Adam, the center image of the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Carving is oval shaped and approx. 12” long. Steve comes from Fort Worth, TX where he is a full time sculptor working in the medium of wood. He has studied with top wood sculptors in the U.S. and England & teaches throughout the U.S.
Blanks/Supplies: Basswood rough-outs will be available for $10. The instructor will provide lights and carving stands. Sharpening equipment will also be available.
Tools/Supplies Required: Full-size carving tools. Sets of full size carving tools will be available for students to rent for $10. Students should bring his/her own tall stool.
Power tools: PROHIBITED.
Level: Intermediate - Advanced.
Class Limit: 10.


CRAFT CLASSES

Folk Art Painting
Ethel Green

Fun with Polymer Clay
Frances Rogers


Fun with Polymer Clay – Frances Rogers

Learn about the properties of the various polymer clays while making a stemmed rose, a pin, earrings, and a set of seasonal napkin rings. Frances (along with husband Larry) comes to us from Chattanooga, TN.
Supplies Provided: The instructor will provide clay, cookie cutters, and assorted tools for clay work, freezer wrap and rolling pins. Costs for supplies will range from $10.00 up, depending on what the student purchases.
Tools/Supplies Required: Students should bring cookie cutters (1" - 3"), Xacto knife, non-metal (such as Pyrex) pan for baking items, old rolling pin (wooden is best), Vaseline or baby wipes, plastic artificial leaves (such as roses), boxes or other containers to take home completed projects. Please note: items coming in contact with the unbaked clay are not suggested for reuse with food items.
Level: Beginner - Intermediate.
Class Limit: 10.

Art Painting – Ethel Green / Jean Guy

Ethel and Jean will teach students the art of folk painting on gourds, Terra Cotta flower pots, wood etc. Students can also bring their own projects. Ethel has been painting for the past 25 years. Ethel has won Best of Fair for Folk Art for several years at the South Alabama State Fair and has sold her gourd birdhouses for as much as $60.00.
Supplies Provided: Pattern copies will be provided. Gourds, pots, paints and brushes will be available for purchase. Cost to the student will be dependent on the amount of supplies and/or materials purchased.
Tools/Supplies Required: A supply list will be mailed to all students prior to the class.
Level: Beginner - Intermediate.
Class Limit: 10.