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Registration for The Doane Woodcarving Experience 2018 will be open February 1, 2018 - July 10, 2018. Complete the following information and we will add  you to our mailing list. 


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2017 Class Listing

Please note that classes fill up quickly.  When you register for a class it is important to list your alternative choices on your registration form. Click on class names in orange to view a photo of the project.

 1. Bark Whimsy Houses - Ken Armsbury
 2. Male and Female Wolf Bust - Linda Curtis
 3. Architectural Carving in European Style - Izo Becic
 4. 2 - 12" Santas Basswood - Mallet - Marty Dolphens   
 5. El Taco Bandito- PJ Driscoll
 6. **NEW** Bengal Tiger Bust - Roger Nadrchal
 7.  Pyrography (Woodburning) - Gen Kreyling   
 8.  **NEW** Carving Cottonwood Characters- Rick Wiebe
 9. Antler Carving and GunStock Carving - Roger Lyon, Ken Adams
10. Caricature Carving - Floyd Rhadigan
11. Dulcimer - John Robbins 
12. **NEW** Rosemaling- Alan Pearson 
13. American Kestral - Steve Schumacher
14. Basswood Caricature - Students Choice - Dave Stetson
15. Music Box - Chip Carved - Rich Wagner
16. Intaglio Relief - Greg Wirtz  
17. Knife Handle and Tin Forge- Denny Neubaur  
18. **NEW** Decorative Gourds - Ruth Schumacher and Bert Wagner
19. **NEW** Clay Sculpture- Carlan Honaker
20. Project Room - For those non-carvers who have their own projects they would like to work on while socializing with fellow crafters. 


Class Information

What to expect:

The Doane Experience offers a dynamic carving experience.

Class sizes of approximately 8 to 12 students allow for individual attention from instructors.

Students will meet their instructors the evening of July 23rd. Classes unofficially start at this instructor meet and greet so bring your tools and plan to pay your instructor fees at that time. 

Those attending The Doane Experience for the first time will meet briefly Sunday for a New Student Orientation.

Students will experience 5+ days of carving and instruction.

There will be opportunities for impromptu classes during the evening. Sign-up sheets will be posted at registration.

Select vendors; The Woodcraft Shop, Moore Roughouts, and Loess Hills Sawmill will be onsite providing access to carving tools, books, roughouts, wood and much more. 

Throughout the week visitors are welcome to visit classes while they are in session. Many of these visitors are past attendees, or those interested in attending next year.

There will be a Student Show Friday, July 27th displaying completed projects from all classes. A photographer will be available for those wishing to have their projects professionally photographed.

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