EUREKA SPRINGS WOODCARVING RENDEZVOUS
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
Animal Carving with
Human & Animal Sculpture Carving
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.
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’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.
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.
Human & Animal Sculpture Carving
Janet will work with you on general wood sculpture, both “how to” and design. Project may be animal or human. The class is meant to help each student develop their own creative skills in wood.
Janet Denton Cordell has been a professional woodcarver for 53 years and come from a family with a combined total of over 200 years. Janet has received awards from peers and at the state level- Woodcarving Illustrated and Woodcarver of the Year, just to name a couple.