West Virginia
Woodcarving: Relief and in the Round
Add a whittle adventure to your life and explore the art of woodcarving, learning about tools, techniques and finishing and working alongside instructors to create your own designs.
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Program No. 2500RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Explore the art of woodcarving with experts in the Appalachian foothills. Learn about carving, finishing and sharpening, and examine techniques for "relief and in the round" using basswood, palm gouges and carving knives. Woodcarving projects include choosing from 35-40 animals and human characters and will be provided by the instructor.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Minimal walking and standing on this program.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn hands-on techniques from a professional artist, and spend hours in the studio perfecting your craft.
  • Enjoy evening entertainment as a group, including a covered bridges field trip, or take advantage of free studio time.
  • Be inspired by the picturesque and tranquil backdrop of the Appalachian foothills and four peaceful lakes, and explore the area’s historic covered bridges, a two-story log cabin and a one-room schoolhouse.

General Notes

Please note that there may be additional fees for supplies required. Please call for additional information. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Robert Barris
Bob Barris is a native of Ohio and has been carving for nearly 25 years. He has participated in many shows and has won several awards on the national and international levels. He is well known for his wildlife carvings, which he sells through art galleries across the United States. He has been teaching woodcraft for over 20 years and enjoys working with students of various skill levels.
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