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 19th. Classes unofficially start at this instructor meet and greet so bring your tools and plan to pay your instructor fees at that time.
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 Hummul Woodcarving and Loess Hills Sawmill will be onsite providing access to carving tools, books, 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 24th displaying completed projects from all classes.
5 days of carving Cottonwood Bark Houses, with a twist. Students may carve houses in the round or as a wall hanging, creating their own designs. Making these houses unique, you will carve them more symmetrical, with much more detail, with opening doors, framed windows, and various chimney shapes. Bark sizes vary and you will be able to design and carve to fit the wood. Equipment and supplies will be outlined in letter to students. Instructor will furnish bark, and finishing materials Bark spoons and knives will also be available. Any type of piece may be carved: house, castle, lighthouse, etc. Instructor will demonstrate carving designs, techniques, and methods.
5 days of carving and painting a mother Grizzly Bear and Cub . This piece shows Mother bear and cub as they emerge from the den, This piece is approximately 6” wide by 9" tall by 6” deep. We will use both power and hand tools –extension cords, dust collector and a good light are encouraged.
5 days of carving a basswood vase. Student will have a Choice of a Dragon pattern, or animal design The vase will be pre-turned and ready for you to design. Vase is 11inches tall and over 5 inches around. This is a power carving class so dust collector and various power carving tools and bits will be used. Students need to bring a wood burner and ball tip pen to complete the project. Instructor will provide a modified stump cutter in addition to paint.
New this year, Carol has been making woodcarving news for her carving and Painting skills. Enjoy 5 days of carving assorted basswood roughouts of a Santa, Witch, or Snowman, Students will need hand tools and palm tools.
5. Golfer -PJ Driscoll Advanced
Now is your chance to take a class with a real CCA member! 5 days carving a golfer caricature. This is a new golfer designed especially for 2020. This will be a blank and roughout combination. The approximate completed size is 9-10 inches. It will be out of basswood. This project may take some extra time in the evening to complete. Students may have time to paint the completed project in class.
5 days of carving a raccoon in a scene. The raccoon will be wood burned and painted. Instructor will concentrate on structure, texture, and habitat. This class will be like getting two classes in one. Students will learn to carve the raccoon in detail and will also learn habitat This piece is about 10 inches tall. Instructor provides detail instructions as well as paint to complete your project.
Floyd is another CCA member that is instructing again this year 5 days of carving projects starting from cutouts or rough outs, several to choose from. Projects will be a choice of fantasy, caricature, cowboys or Santa 3” to 12”. Students should bring gouges, knives, gloves, pencils, paint and paint brushes. Instructor will have projects to choose from.
5 days of carving an adult American Goldfinch in Tupelo. Pattern, cutout, feet and eyes provided. Students will need to bring study photographs, a power grinder, dust collector, face masks, wood burner, knife, sandpaper, paint and brushes, ruler, pencils, and light. Students will also need to bring their own habitat.
5 days of Intaglio relief, (carving a design beneath the surface of the wood). One of the new projects this year is of a Santa; you will have your choice of patterns, including Santa’s, religious, realistic, flowers, fantasy, etc. Project will be carved on 12” x 16” x 1” basswood board. Students will need hand tools, a sharp bench knife, a light (if additional light preferred), gouges #3, #5, #7, #9 sweeps and paint brushes
Ever wonder which chip to take and which chip to Leave? Choose your board, pick your pattern, and learn to see beyond the pattern to make your own project, After reviewing foundational chip carving skills, novice carverswill receive “basic training” as more advances carvers will move on towards their project piece Instructor will provide designs, spray adhesive, sandpaper, and stains.
This class will focus on a wide variety of more advanced techniques. Projects may vary from a large gourd project to which the various techniques are applied Techniques students may choose to use include: pyrography, power carving, in-lace, setting cabochons, filigree or lattice work, pine needle rims, use of quick wood or epoxy sculpt, and special effects. Time will also be spent on gourd design and viewing examples of the various techniques. THIS IS A POWERCARVING CLASS, so you will need a power carver, bits and burs, Dust collector and masks. A good light is recommended as well as any extension cords you may need. Some paints, dies and embellishments will be provided, however if students have a specific project in mind they may bring supplies that suit the completion of their special effects. (Example: feathers, beads, etc.)
Cartoonist and Author Richard Houlden will be teaching you how to carve a caricature face in a 1 1/2"“ basswood stick. You should easily complete three unique caricatures. Instructor will also paint the carvings showing a technique that only uses four colors. Instructor will provide blanks, you just need to provide tools and carving glove.
14. Project Room - For those non-carvers who have their own projects they would like to work on while socializing with fellow crafters.
Click on the link below to watch a video showing all the exciting class projects that were offered in 2019
You have heard his name in several woodcarving venues, and know what amazing projects he has created. You will receive 5 days of carving a realistic human face in cottonwood bark. Alec is known for his realism and his unique carving techniques. You will easily complete a finished project in this class. Tools required are hand tools, and a carving glove. Students will use benches in the class room.
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After careful consultation regarding the health and safety of everyone, our instructors, our vendors and our students we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event, scheduled for July 19 thru July 25.
Following increased and overwhelming concerns about the COVID-19 virus, we felt this was the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation. We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold this event, but we know it’s the right decision based on the information we have today.
We look forward to planning the Doane Experience 2021 that will bring all of us together to celebrate woodcarving.