SEPTEMBER 14-18, 2020

All workshops will run Monday, September 14 through Friday, September 18, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, with a lunch break from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.
Please choose one workshop per person.

Welcome Reception and Dinner ~ Sunday, September 13 @ 5:30 pm
Relief Carving and Watercolor Painting with John Engler
Caricature Carving with Harold Enlow
Animal Carving with Debbe Edwards
Animal Carving with Sandy Smith
Human & Animal Sculpture Carving with Janet Cordell


for ONE

Sunday 9/13/20


Relief Carving 
Watercolor Painting

John Engler


Caricature Carving


Harold Enlow


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Animal Carving


Debbe Edwards


Animal Carving with 

Sandy Smith


Human & Animal Sculpture Carving


Janet Cordell


John Engler
Relief Carving and Watercolor Painting 

Experience the art of relief carving with Master Carver John Engler.  A wide variety of subject matter will be available to you, such as architectural forms (barns, cabins, mills) as well as animal forms (elk, bear, cougar, etc.). Watercolor painting instruction will be offered as well to those of you who would like to paint your carvings.   

John (Battlefield, MO) has been a professional woodcarver and watercolorist for over thirty years. He operates the John Engler and Associates Design Studio. John has taught in 18 states and judged over 50 woodcarving shows across the country.

Harold Enlow
Caricature Carving 

 Refine your carving skills with one of America’s foremost caricature carvers! Harold Enlow teaches you how to carve caricatures with life and expression with the tips and techniques that made him a master carver.  Harold works with individual students.  His goal is to see that each student goes away with a carving or two and a smile on their face! 

Harold became interested in carving quite young and became serious about carving when he was stationed with the US Army, in Okinawa. Harold began carving professionally in the early 1960’s and is considered the “Godfather” of caricature carving in the United States.  Harold has given much of his life to promoting the art of caricature carving, sharing his skills and love with thousands of students. Harold has written ten wood carving books and is a founding member of Caricature Carvers of America and a member of the National Wood Carvers’ Association, and several other carving groups around the country. 

Debbe Edwards
Animal Carving 

Debbe’s class is a learning experience combined with fun.  Her class will focus on anatomy, expression and mood, muscle structure, hair texture, movement, and painting to create the realism for which she is known.  Much attention is also given to expression, thus putting life in your animal’s eyes.  Debbe teaches through a combination of group discussions along with individual instruction. 

Debbe Edwards (Bluejacket, OK) has been teaching woodcarving classes for 25 years.  She began carving in 1990 and has wond numerous Blue Ribbon and Best of Show awards at Woodcarving Shows and Fine Art Shows.  Debbe is nationally known for her realistic animals. 

Sandy Smith
Caricature Animal Carving

Sandy’s Critters are fun and relatively quick to carve. They are created from small solid basswood blocks, or blocks
drilled for bottle toppers or toothpick holders. This class lets students create their own Critter or carve one from Sandy’s
existing menagerie of go-bys. Reference materials are offered; however, students can bring photos (all views – front,
back, sides, including feet) of critters they wish to carve.

Sandy and her husband, Gary, reside in Lakeview, a small town in the Ozarks in north-central Arkansas.
She is a member of the Caricature Carvers of America, and newsletter editor, webmaster and Show Co-Chair of the
North Arkansas Woodcarvers Club.

Janet Cordell
Human & Animal Sculpture Carving

This class is for carvers who want to strengthen their eye for form and broaden their knowledge of traditional tools and techniques, all the while building skills and confidence.  Janet teaches more advanced techniques through demonstration and one-on-one guidance to create beautifully sculpted, human and/or animal figures. Throughout, participants learn to better visualize the final piece so that they can make successful carving decisions at every step along the way. 

Janet will have a variety of blanks roughouts available to students.

Janet has been carving professionally for fifty two years, and has been teaching woodcarving and sculpture since 1986.  In 1994 she opened her own school of wood sculpture.  The Ozark Mountain School of Sculpture was housed in a log cabin on the family property, where the quiet, undisturbed atmosphere and proximity to nature fostered creativity. It has now become the Denton Family School. Students at all levels of sculpture are welcome in the classes.