Hi folks,

                I'm very excited to announce that we will have two new instructors for y'all to choose from this year.  Gary Falin from Alcoa, Tennessee, and Michele Parsons of Rutherfordton, North Carolina.  I've been bumping into Gary at different carving events for years.  I get the pleasure of teaching beside his class in Michigan and judging by the laughter, I'd say that you'll have a good time with him and learn a lot too, as Gary's one of the best caricature carvers out there.  Michele is both a woodcarver and a wood burner.  After a career working in the graphic arts, she has been carving, burning and teaching for the last ten years.  She has studied with some of the big names in the carving world and has taught pyrography classes from South Carolina to Wisconsin, as well as writing articles for Pyrography Magazine.

                This year we will again be at the Civic Center in Wetumpka, Alabama.  Of course we'll have to deal with the traps on the floor again, but in my mind, that's a small price to pay for all the other pluses of using the Civic Center.  As always I do recommend that you bring a light with you in case you're in one of the dim areas.

                Also I want to give y'all a heads up that this year the school isn't going to be a one man show, not that it ever has been.  What I'm referring to is that Judy Brooks and Kathy Coleman have stepped up to the plate to help me with the organization of the school, in particular they'll be working on publicity and Judy will be handling your registrations.  Turns out being on the road a third of the year makes it kind of hard (for me anyway) to organize an event like this. :)

                The turn out for the competition the last two years have been truly inspiring.  The first two years of the competition we have averaged about 125 carvings that have been entered.  Keep up the good work!  I hope that you have already started on some new carvings for the competition.  In my mind the feedback that you can get on your carvings from entering a competition is invaluable and is one of the fastest ways to become a better carver.  So if you've never entered a competition before, do not be discouraged - you're not alone on the road to being the best carver possible. :)

                As always I hope to see you in July.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call.

 

Dylan Goodson

Southeastern Woodcarving School Director

256-496-6797

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Where and When:

            The Thirtieth Annual Southeastern Woodcarving School (SWS) will be held July 9th - 12th, 2015 at the Wetumpka Civic Center, located at 410 South Main Street in Wetumpka, Alabama.

            The classes and competition display, as well as the vendor sales tables will all be set up in the main room of the Wetumpka Civic Center. 

            Refreshments will be set up in the kitchen adjacent to the main room where the classes will be held. 

 

Schedule:

Thursday, July 9th         3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Competition registration

Class registration

Thursday, July 9th              6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Judging (only competition officials will be allowed in the building during this time)

Friday, July 10th             7:00 am to 8:00 am

Class registration

Friday, July 10th             8:00 am

Classes start

Please note: the instructors will set the class hours during the initial class meeting.  The Civic Center will be available Friday and Saturday 7:00 am until 9:00 pm, and Sunday 7:00 am until 3:00 pm

Friday, July 10th            7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Night Classes or extra carving time

Saturday, July 11th        4:30 pm

Live Auction for donated carvings with the raffle to follow

Saturday, July 11th        7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Night Classes or extra carving time

Sunday, July 12th          12:00 pm

Competition closes. Carvings will be available for pick up at this time

Registration:

Please review the list of classes and the instructors that are available.  Note the level of experience and the tools needed for each class.  The cost of blanks and other materials provided by the instructor is payable to the individual instructor and is not included in the class fee.  The number of students in a class is limited to a minimum of three and a maximum of ten unless otherwise noted.  Therefore, each applicant should choose two classes and list them in order of preference.  If a class limit is reached or if a class has to be canceled, SWS reserves the right to place an applicant in his/her second choice.  If you choose, SWS will place you on a waiting list for your first choice and notify you if it becomes available before the beginning of the school.  SWS will hold your money pending an opening in a class or the school itself, unless you state otherwise.  All classes which do not have adequate students will be canceled on June 15, 2015 unless otherwise noted.

 

Costs:

A fee of $175.00 is charged to all woodcarving students and $100.00 for all craft students.  The fee includes class instruction and five refreshment breaks that will include coffee.

 

Complete the enclosed registration form, one for each student please (copies are acceptable).  Do not forget to include the appropriate fees.  If you wish to receive confirmation of your registration, be sure to include a business size, self-addressed, stamped envelope or a valid email address.

 

            Mail to:                        Southeastern Woodcarving School

                                                c/o Judy Brooks

                                                2793 Claud Road

                                                Eclectic, AL 36024

 

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TAKE NOTE THIS IS A NEW ADDRESS.

 Dylan is going to be on the road a lot again this year, so Judy will be handling your registrations.

 

Applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis (based on postmark) and must be accompanied by the correct fees.

REFUNDS WILL NOT BE MADE AFTER JUNE 30, 2015.

 

Special Needs:

Although the SWS will try to meet the needs of the students, some things cannot be avoided.  Students should be aware that areas of the room that the classes are in are not as well lighted as they could be for intricate carving and crafting. Students are advised to bring portable lighting to have available should the need arise.

 

Raffle and Auction:

Auction:

A “live” auction for donated woodcarvings and items will be held at 4:30pm on Saturday afternoon.  The proceeds from the auction allow us to keep the cost of the School down and your participation is greatly appreciated.

 

Raffle:

The raffle will immediately follow the end of the auction.  This year the CAWA members will be carving a Friendship Cane for the grand prize of the raffle.  Raffle tickets for the Friendship Cane will be sold in advance and you do not have to be present to win the drawing for the Friendship Cane.  Separate drawings will be held for a variety of items, including carving and craft supplies as well as general items not unique to carving or crafts, culminating with the drawing for the Friendship Cane. Tickets will be available from the CAWA table.  Please plan on attending the raffle Saturday afternoon.  The proceeds from the raffle allow us to keep the cost of the School down and your participation is greatly appreciated.

Please note: with the exception of the drawing for the Friendship Cane, you must be present to win!

 

NOTE: We invite you to bring an item to donate to the raffle. The item doesn’t have to be carving related, just something that you feel will add to the raffle.

 

Display Tables:

There will be limited space available for those that do not wish to participate in the competition to display their work.  Identification forms (which you will need to fill out and place next to each of your carvings), will be available at the registration table for your convenience.

 

Vendor Sales Area:

Smoky Mountain Woodcarvers Supply will be on hand to supply you with all the carving tools, books, and other accessories that you could need.  Mac will be happy to sharpen your dull tools for you, for a small (and very reasonable) fee.  Many of the Instructors will also have supplies and tools for sale.

 

Mini-Classes:

We will try to have mini-classes on Friday and Saturday evenings.  Classes are usually 1 to 2 hours.  These classes will be on a first come - first served basis.  Students will need to pay the instructor directly for the mini-class. 

Information about what mini-classes will be available and sign-up sheets for them will be on the registration table.

 

 

AREA LODGING:

            Below is a list of phone numbers for most of the hotels in the area.  Like last year I've gotten a group rate set up with the folks at the Home Town Suites in Prattville.  They are giving us the same rates as last year, $49.99 for the King Suite, $47.99 for the Double Room, and $45.99 for the Queen suite.

            Also I've set up a group rate of $80.10 per night with the La Quinta Inn in Prattville.  Be advised though, 10 rooms must be booked at the La Quinta, otherwise you'll most likely be charged their normal rate.

            To take advantage of these rates, be sure to tell them that you're coming for the Southeastern Woodcarving School, and make your reservations by June 9th.  If you find a better deal at one of the other hotels, by all means, take it.  I personally use Priceline.com to get good deals on hotels when I travel, and don't forget to ask about a senior discount, must hotels offer a senior discount of  20% to 40%.

            The following information is provided as a service.  CAWA and SWS cannot be held accountable for errors, misrepresentations or out-of-date information.

 

HOTELS AND MOTELS:

In Prattville:

Comfort Inn:                        334-365-6003

Days Inn:                              334-285-5312

Hampton Inn:                   334-285-6767

Home Towne Suites        334-358-9004 Carver's rate

Jameson Inn:                       334-361-6463

Sleep Inn & Suites:              334-532-0500

La Quinta Inn:                  334-358-5454 Carver's rate

Rodeway Inn:                      334-385-5022

Key West Inn:                      334-309-2004

Econo Lodge:                       334-361-2007

Super 8:                                 334-365-7250

 

In Wetumpka:

Wind Creek Casino and Hotel:

                              1-866-946-9360

You have to go through a phone menu to make reservations at the hotel.

Key West Inn:       334-567-2227

Millbrook Area Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 353

1756 Hwy. 14

Millbrook, Alabama 36054

334-285-0085  

www.millbrookchamber.com

 

Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce

1002 East Main Street

Prattville, Alabama 36066

334-365-7392

800-588-2796

www.prattvillechamber.com

Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce

110 East Bridge Street

Wetumpka, AL 36092

(334) 567-4811 Fax: 334-567-1811

info@wetumpkachamber.org

www.wetumpkachamber.com/

 

RV CAMPING:

Fort Toulouse historic park

2521 W. Fort Toulouse Road

Wetumpka, Alabama 36093

Phone: (334) 567-3002

www.fttoulousejackson.org

Fort Toulouse is located just 4 miles from the Wetumpka Civic Center, check out their website for more info.

K & K Camping Center:

P.O. Box 680897 Prattville, AL 36066
1810 Service Road East, Millbrook, Al. 36054

334-285-5269, 334-285-5635

Exit 179 off I-65 on Cobbs Ford Rd. to the east, beside the interstate.

 

 

Classes Descriptions

Pictorial Deep Relief - Randy Walters 

          Randy's new project for this year will feature an Eagle in the foreground of a round landscape scene.  You will get to choose what animal you would like to have in the center of your scene.  As in the past, other subjects will be available upon request.  To give you an idea here is a list of some of the projects that Randy has taught in the past: a locomotive pulling into an old western town.; a log cabin with or without a bear; cabin with a lake, canoe, woods with deer; a barn scene with windmill; a lighthouse with a cottage and a rowboat; an old steam engine train coming out of a tunnel crossing a wooden bridge.  Former students may bring one that has not been completed from a previous class.  If you desire to work on a project other than the main project, please contact the instructor at least 30 days prior to class. Blanks are prepared just prior to class.  (Contact information will be provided with class registration confirmation.)

 

 

Blanks:             Basswood blanks and pattern will be provided for $40.00.

Tools:               Students should bring a straight blade carving knife (stop cutting), assorted gouges, mallet, straight edge, large eraser,               super glue, wood burner and power tool of choice, a camera and a portable light. (Bring what you normally carve with.)

Power tools:     Allowed but must use dust collector. Indicate use of power tools on application.

Skill level:        All levels. 

 

            Scenes on Walking Sticks - Berry Vestal

         Berry will be teaching a class on how to carve a low relief scene on the shaft of a walking stick.  He would like for each class member to bring at least one idea/item (picture) that they would like to carve on their cane if possible.   We'll work on tying it together with a theme to personalize their cane.  The main emphasis will be the shallow relief carving of the scene each person chooses for their cane.  Berry will bring several nostalgic ideas, scenes and sample canes he's carved for those who need ideas.

Berry has been carving for approximately 25 years and has taken classes with many well-known carving instructors over the years.  He has mostly tried to be his own creative wood carver using a combination of others techniques and enjoying each and every experience. 

He can be reached at: cell phone: 615-714-1498, home phone: 615-302-0383, email: vestalb@charter.net.

 

Blanks/Supplies:           A turned basswood stick approx. 36” long will be provided at a cost of $15.00 each.  Berry will also provide                                                 some blanks for tops prepared to fit these sticks for an additional $6.00 each.

Tools Required:            You will need a carving knife, a few palm gouges and V-tool to carve the project, and a burning tool to do some                                    fine detail work if needed, plus your carving tools of choice.

Power tools:                 No power tools needed.

Skill Level:                  Knowledge of sharp knives and safety with at least some carving experience and creativity.

 

Grizzly Bear - David Sharp

               This year David will be teaching how to carve a realistic Grizzly Bear in a sitting position.  Project size will be approximately 6” x 6”.  The focus of the class will be placed on carving the head, achieving the proper curvature of the spine and detailing the feet and fur.  The bear will be painted in realistic colors.  If time allows, you will have the option of carving the bear's month open.

David Sharp has been woodcarving since 2007. He loves carving anything realistic.  Animals have always been a challenge to carve as realistic as possible, but using a simplified method, it makes them lifelike. David uses either power or hand tools when doing his carvings but only power tools when carving animals.  He has competed in many competitions and taken several 1st place ribbons but he still enjoys the fellowship of carving in class.  David hopes to see you in class soon.  He can be reached at  615-464-3178 and his website is www.davidsharpwoodcarving.com

 

Tools/Supplies Required:          Carving and power tools.

Power tools:                             Required - MUST USE DUST COLLECTOR!

Skill Level:                               All skill levels welcome

Blanks/Supplies:                     One blank is included with the class.  Additional blanks will be available for purchase.

 

 

Cottonwood Bark Houses - Ginny Gray

            Ginny lives in Stone Mountain, GA and travels in a 32 ft. Bounder RV with her 2 dogs ("they have her back"). She began carving in 1995 and after studying with 15 expert carvers between Tennessee and Provo, Utah, decided on relief work as her preference.  Then- she found cottonwood bark and whimsical houses and "was hooked".  She has taught "BARKING" in Atlanta, GA, Daytona, Arcadia, and Port Charlotte, FL, and Townsend, Tenn.  Whimsical is the magic word - no straight lines, no sanding, no power.  Come to Ginny's class and you may "get hooked on bark too".  If you have questions, she can be reached at 404-292-9488 or 404-313-4454.  Email is ginny@carvingfiddler.com

 

Blanks:                                    Cottonwood bark prices will range between $12.00 and $25.00.

Tools/Supplies Required:          Knives and gouges, tool list will be provided.

Power tools:                             PROHIBITED.

Level:                                       Some carving experience, although Ginny loves to teach 1st time Bark carvers.

 

 

Wood Burning - Michele Parsons

            Michele Parsons is a pyrography instructor and woodcarver from North Carolina.  She has published articles for Pyrography Magazine for the past three years and covers topics on design principles and projects.  Michele was a participant in the historic 20th Century Pyrography Exhibition at the Andrews Art Museum in Andrews, NC.  Michele will be teaching three different classes a day at the 2015 Fox Chapel Publishing Open House in PA this May.  Visit Michele’s website at www.ParsonsWoodArtistry.com to view samples of her work. 

You can contact her at 919-389-4918 or email: ncwoodcarver@yahoo.com.

 

            The first part of this class will concentrate on grasping the basics of burning with a variable-temperature woodburner, safety in burning, use and care of the different pen nibs, wood choices, how to make corrections, burning with tonal dynamics, color and finishes.  The second part of this class will be applying the knowledge gained in part one to create a project.  The students will choose a picture from a selection for the class project.  Each part of the project will be mastered through a series of instructor demonstration followed by students working on their project with individual instructor feedback.

 

Blanks/Supplies:           $5.00-$15.00 depending on choices.

Tools Required:            Bring your enthusiasm and your variable temperature woodburning equipment and pens. Some equipment is available for loan on a first-come basis and equipment will also be available for sale. Other materials will be supplied. Optional tools to bring: magnifying glasses or clip-on magnifier, a small fan (for pulling fumes away), lighting (small table lamp or clip-on flexible light).

Skill Level:                   Beginner to Advanced.

 

 

Beginning Woodcarving - Mac Proffitt

            Learn the basics of carving with Mac. Topics covered: types of wood, woodcarving terms, and tools used, sharpening and keeping tools sharp. He'll teach you how to properly hold and safely use the tools and what the different tools are used for. A carving project will be done in class including painting. He can be reached at Smoky Mtn. Woodcarving Supply (800-541-5994 or 856-448-6350) or by email: mac@woodcarvers.com. His website is: www.woodcarvers.com.

 

Tools:               Please direct inquiries about required tools to the instructor.
Power tools:    
PROHIBITED.
Skill Level:      
Beginner.

Heraldic American Eagle - Gary McDaniel

            Learn how to carve a high relief sitting eagle like the one show or one very similar to the photo. The size will be approximately 10"x8"x2" thick, in Basswood.  You'll be working with hand tools, and you should bring a carving hook (bench hook), or other holding device if you want to use one.  Gary can be reached at 256-303-4302 or email gmgarymc@gmail.com.  His website is www.3crosseswoodcarving.com.

 

Blanks:             The Blanks will cost $15.00 each.

Tools:               Contact the instructor for information on tools.
Power tools:    
PROHIBITED.
Skill Level:      
Beginner/Intermediate.

Caricatures - Steve Brown

 

            The class is designed for beginner to advanced carvers with attention given to facial expression, hand detail and clothing. There will be 140 plus projects (rough outs) to choose from. Steve is the author of “Carving Pen Figures” and "Carving Figural Kaleidoscopes”. Steve has been teaching caricature carving since 1986 and is a member of the Caricature Carvers of America. You can reach Steve at 270-871-42439 or email sbrownwoodcarvin@bellsouth.net. Visit his website: www.sbrownwoodcarving.com.

 

Blanks/Supplies:           Blanks will range in price from $3.00 to $65.00;  

Tools Required:            Students need to bring palm style tools, safety glove and a knife.

Power Tools:                PROHIBITED.

Skill Level:                   Intermediate - Advanced.

Class size:                     5 minimum – 12 maximum

 

Human Bust - Ken Carter

            This class will teach students how to carve a realistic human bust in basswood, or butternut if available.  The primary focus will be for the carver who wants to learn or brush up on a more realistic human carving and how to add design and content.  Project size will be about 10 inches tall.  Ken has taught over most of the Southeast and as far away as Wyoming. 

Ken can be contacted at: 334-300-2745.


Tools Required:            Students need to bring regular carving tools. Students can use palm or full size tools.
Power Tools:                 Allowed, NO ROTARY TOOLS without a dust collector. 
Skill Level:                   Intermediate to Advance.

Class Size:                    Minimum 4 – Maximum 10

 

Carver's Choice - Dylan Goodson

            In this class you get to decide what you'd like to carve!  Whether it's a relief carving, human figure, portrait or bust, bring your idea and Dylan will teach you how to go about carving that subject and genre.  Don't have any idea in particular that you'd like to carve?  Don't worry, Dylan will have a number of different projects on hand for you to choose from.  Including but not limited to: in relief -  at least two different landscape projects, a Barn Owl, and possibly a human face or figure in low relief; in the round - a Box Turtle, a European style head (male or female), and at least one human figure project.  Be sure to let Dylan know what you would like to carve beforehand.  He can be contacted at 256-496-6797 or by email:  contact@oldoakenterprises.com.  To see more examples of his work and to learn more about Dylan, visit these websites: www.oldoakenterprises.com and www.rumblingwaterstudios.com.

 

Blanks:             Blanks will be in the $5 to $55 price range depending on the project.

Tools:               Students should be prepared to work with mallet tools and a carving stand.  Dylan                            has a number of basic tool sets that he can loan to students who may not have the                                     proper tools.

Power Tools:     Allowed, NO ROTARY TOOLS without a dust collector.

Skill Level:       Students need to be fairly proficient with their tools and have a good understanding                          of how to carve with the grain.

 

Downy Woodpecker - Riley Monroe

 

            Riley has been teaching for many years and is an expert on carving birds.  This is the class for anyone that is interested in learning about bird carving.  Students almost always leave his class with a finished and painted bird.  This is a power carving class so be sure to bring your power tools, and your dust collector.  Students will also need to bring something to mount the finished bird on.  Riley's amazingly life-like birds have won Best of Show honors at carving shows like the Mid-South Woodcarving Show in Huntsville, AL, where Riley lives.  He can be reached at 256-881-2544. 

 

Blanks/Supplies:                       Blanks will be provided by the instructor.  Cost will be $25.00 per blank.

Tools/Supplies Required:          Hand tools and power tools.  Contact the instructor for more information on tools.

Power tools:                             Required - MUST USE DUST COLLECTOR!

Skill Level:                             All levels

Text Box:  "Pass the Bacon" was featured in a Woodcarving Illustrated Magazine article

Caricature Carving – Gary Falin

 

          Gary Falin almost needs no introduction.  A long time CCA member and a founding member of the Tennessee Carvers Guild, he has been a fixture on the carving show and class circuit for years.  Gary has competed in shows, judged shows and taught classes all over the country and he will be serving as our judge for this year's competition! 

          Rough-outs of Santas, Cowboys, Indians, Witches and more will all be available for you to carve.  Some will be busts while most will be full figures.

 

          A master of caricature and humor you'll have a blast in this class while learning from the best in the business.  Gary can be contacted with questions about the class by calling him at 865-254-4970

 

Blanks/Supplies:           Gary will have an impressive array of rough-outs for you to choose from, which will vary in price accordingly.

Tools Required:            Palm tools and knives.  Contact the instructor for more information on tools.

Power Tools:                 PROHIBITED.

Skill Level:                   Beginner to Advanced    

 

Santa Christmas Ornament – Carole Jean Boyd

 

          In this class, you will be carving basswood Santas and maybe even an elf.  These will be in the 6” to 10” size range, big enough to get some good practice on faces.  Some will be in the round and some will be relief.  Besides ornaments you can make them into pins, necklaces or refridgerator magnets.  Bring your paint brushes, Carole Jean will supply the paint.  You can use either hand tools or power tools or both; which is what Carole Jean does.  Plan on having a good time and go home with a head start on Christmas!  Carole Jean can be contacted at 334-868-9999 or email: cjrumblingwater@icloud.com.

 

Blanks:                      The cost of the blanks are not known at this time.

Tools:                         Palm tools and knives.  Contact the instructor for more information on tools.
Power tools:  Allowed, NO ROTARY TOOLS without a dust collector.
Skill Level:    
Beginner to Advanced

 

 

Wood Burning - Carolyn Marek

 

Text Box:  Carolyn's first place burning in the 2014 competition.

New projects for this year are: a scene of an old building with an old pickup truck in the foreground, Looking through an open window at (your choice of subject), and a camouflage scene of mushrooms, leaves and a frog.  These projects are on Baltic Birch Plywood/Italian Poplar, but could be completed on the surface of your choice.

Carolyn used to outlined her wood burnings; since painting and learning shading & other artistic techniques, "soft shading" has taken a center stage and opened a new window, and 'her style' is developing. This style has been referred to as 'painting with fire' & indeed that can be accomplished with all the browns; from the lightest tan to the darkest, almost to black.  "Soft shading" wood burning on birch/poplar plywood, pine, basswood, and paper will be investigated. If desired, color can be added with 'watercolor pastels' or 'Acrylic thinned with Blending Medium'.  If you have something special to woodburn, bring your project and wood choice. Carolyn can be contacted at bmarekcvr@gmail.com (727) 726-7725 or website: www.marekwoodcarvers.com.

 

 

Supplies:          $2.00-$15.00.

Tools:               Carolyn uses the Hot Tool with a lamp dinner control. Tools/controls are available for use in class and for purchase.                                   Also, tracing paper, graphite paper, pencil, eraser, stylus, and if desired, a lamp (clip-on or stand-on desk type.)  Bring                  your own woodburner, if desired.

Skill Level:       Beginner to Advanced.

 

 

Text Box:  Some of the projects created in past years.

Folk Art Painting - Ethel Green / Mary Beck

            Ethel and Mary will teach students the art of folk painting on gourds, terra cotta flower pots, wood etc.  Students can also bring their own projects.  Ethel has been painting for the past 25 years, and she has won Best of Fair for Folk Art for several years at the South Alabama State Fair.

            Mary has been a painting teacher for many years now, both public and private.  She is an expert in acrylic, oil and watercolor on a diverse selection of surfaces such as wood, fabric, gourds, glass, as well as canvas. 

            Both Mary and Ethel traveled to the White House Christmas celebration that was specifically for decorative painters. 

            Students will need to contact Mary or Ethel before the class for a list of needed supplies.  Mary can be contacted at 334-356-3462 or beckmary145@yahoo.com.  Ethel can be reached at 334-279-8505 or ethelsart@knology.net.

 

Supplies Provided:                   Pattern copies will be provided. Gourds, pots, paints and brushes will be available for purchase.   Cost                                          to the student will be dependent on the amount of supplies and/or materials purchased.

Tools/Supplies Required:          A supply list will be mailed to all students prior to the class.

Skill Level:                               All Skill Levels

 

 

Mini-Classes

 

David Sharp will be teaching a mini-class in the evenings, on your choice of an animal bust or a Christmas ornament. 

Tuition for David's mini-class will be $15.00 and includes one blank.

 

Michele Parsons will be giving a lecture on “Improving your Woodcarvings using Design Principles” on Saturday evening.

Tuition for the lecture will be to be determined.

 

Dylan Goodson will be offering a mini-class on carving a low-relief face in profile on Friday evening.  Dylan will offer a mini-class on Saturday evening as well, subject to be determined, it'll possibly be a short demonstration on clay modeling, or one of his night class go-tos, such as carving hands or eyes.  Tuition for either night will be $10.00.

 

Other Instructors may decide to teach mini-classes as well, be sure to inquire at the registration table, or from one of the school officials.

 

Payment for the mini-classes will be made directly to the instructors at the time of the mini-class.

 

Southeastern Woodcarving Competition

Information:

                The competition will be set up in the same room were the classes are held.  Competitors will need to have their carvings registered Thursday afternoon for them to be entered into the competition.  Competition officials will then place the carvings in their appropriate place in the competition display area.  Judging will take place Thursday night.

            To save time during registration, please fill out the competition registration form on page 10 and mail it in with your class registration form.  Carvers wishing to sell their carvings should indicate that on the competition registration form.  Please make sure you read and understand all of the competition rules.  If you have any questions, just give Dylan a call at 256-496-6797.

 

Prizes and Awards:

Open

Intermediate

Beginner

Best of Open                  $100

Runner Up                      $50

Best of Intermediate       $50

Best of Beginner            $30

Ribbons and $20 will be awarded for First places, Ribbons will be awarded to Second and Third places.

 

Rules:

1.                     To enter the competition, you must pay an entry fee of $5 for the first carving, $3 per carving for the next five carvings (or $20 for the first six carvings).  Each carving entered after the first six will be free.  CAWA will waive the entry fees for any competitor under the age of sixteen.

2.                     Anyone, having paid the entry fee(s), can enter the competition.  You do not have to be a member of CAWA, nor do you have to be enrolled for a class in the SWS.  Anyone entering the competition that is under the age of sixteen must have a permission slip signed by a parent or legal guardian.  Permission slips will be available in advance by request, or at time of carving registration.

3.                     Carvings to be entered into the competition must be submitted between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm on Thursday, July 9th.

4.                     Carvings must remain on exhibit until noon on Sunday.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

5.                     Only carvers which have been carving for less than five years and have not won Best of Beginner in a previous SWS competition can enter the Beginner division.  Carvers which have won Best of Beginner or that have been carving for longer than five years must enter the Intermediate division.  Anyone wishing to compete at the highest level can enter the Open division.  Professional woodcarvers and carving instructors and carvers having won Best of Intermediate are required to enter the Open division.

6.                     Limited use of non-wood materials will be allowed on woodcarvings (i.e. metal feet, glass eyes), but wood must be the primary material.

7.                     Carvings entered into the competition must have been completed within the last three years from the date of the competition.

8.                     Ribbons from any other show or competition are not to be displayed.

9.                     Carvings made from rough-outs and carvings started or finished in a class must be entered into Open Category 10 and Intermediate Category 10.  Rough-outs and class projects can be entered into any category in the Beginner division.

10.                  CAWA reserves the right for the show judge(s) to assign any carving to the most appropriate category.  The registration committee must approve all carvings.

11.                  CAWA reserves the right to add, combine or delete competition categories based on the number of entries.

12.                  Each “Best of” award will be selected by the judges from among all category first place winners with the exception of the instructor assisted and rough out categories.

13.                  The decisions of the judges are final.

 

DEFINITIONS of terms for WOODCARVING

1.                     The term "relief" means a carving of a raised design executed in a manner to decorate a flat surface generally exhibiting an illusion of depth.

2.                     The term "in-the-round" means shaping a free-standing three dimensional form.

3.                     The term "realistic" means work detailed to the extent of closely resembling the real object.

4.                     The term "stylized" means a creation of form but not necessarily the detail.

5.                     The term "caricature" means a distortion or exaggeration of the distinguishing features.

 

 

Open Division

 Anyone wishing to compete at the highest level can enter the Open division, professional woodcarvers and carving instructors are required to enter the Open division.

Intermediate Division

Carvers that have won a Best of Beginner award or that have been carving for longer than five years must enter the Intermediate division.

Beginner Division

Only carvers that have been carving for less than five years and have not won a Best of Beginner award in a woodcarving competition can enter the Beginner division.

1.                     Humans – Realistic

2.                     Humans – Caricature

3.                     Animals – Realistic

4.                     Animals – Caricature

5.                     Mythical & Fantasy (Woodspirits, Elves, Gnomes, Dragons, Etc.)

6.                     Santa Claus

7.                     Relief

8.                     Birds (all birds)

9.                     Aquatic (Fish, turtles, frogs, etc)

10.                  Walking sticks

11.                  Pyrography

12.                  Instructor Assisted

13.                  Rough-outs

14.                  Miscellaneous (carvings which don't fit in categories 1 thru 13)

1.                     Humans – Realistic

2.                     Humans – Caricature

3.                     Animals – Realistic

4.                     Animals – Caricature

5.                     Mythical & Fantasy (Woodspirits, Elves, Gnomes, Dragons, Etc.)

6.                     Santa Claus

7.                     Relief

8.                     Birds (all birds)

9.                     Aquatic (Fish, turtles, frogs, etc)

10.                  Walking sticks

11.                  Pyrography

12.                  Instructor Assisted

13.                  Rough-outs

14.                  Miscellaneous (carvings which don't fit in categories 1 thru 13)

1.                     Humans

2.                     Animals (mammals, birds, and aquatic)

3.                     Relief

4.                     Miscellaneous (carvings which don't fit in categories 1 thru 3)

 

STUDENT REGISTION FORM

This application may be reproduced - Please print clearly.

Please, one student per application.  Multiple applications may be mailed together.

Name:

Address:

Phone:

City,

State:

Zip Code:

Email:

Class preferences (Class title and/or instructor):

1.                     _________________________________________________

2.                     _________________________________________________

I will use power tools:      Yes          No

 

If your first choice is filled at this time, do you want to be placed on a waiting list in the event of an opening?

Yes

No

Return Fee

Refunds will not be made after June 30, 2015.

 

Return this completed application, with a check/money order made out to CAWA, to:

 

 Southeastern Woodcarving School

c/o Judy Brooks

2793 Claud Road

Eclectic, AL 36024

 

School@centralalwoodcarving.com

www.centralalwoodcarving.com

 

To receive a confirmation provide an e-mail address or send a self-addressed business envelope with first class postage affixed.

I, _______________________________, do hereby agree to release and hold harmless Central Alabama Woodcarving Assn. and the City of Wetumpka with regards to any injury or accident that may result from my participation in the 2015 Southeastern Woodcarving School held July 9th through July 12th, 2015. I also agree not to hold Central Alabama Woodcarving Assn. or the City of Wetumpka responsible for any broken, stolen or otherwise lost exhibit items which I may have displayed at the Southeastern Woodcarving School.

 

Date: ___________ Signed: _______________________________________________

Southeastern Woodcarving Competition Early Entry Form

To save time during registration Thursday afternoon, please fill out and sign this form and mail it with the appropriate entry fees to:

 

You can mail it with your student registration form, or separately at a later date.  Make checks payable to CAWA.

Southeastern Woodcarving School

c/o Judy Brooks

2793 Claud Road

Eclectic, AL 36024

 

Entrant's Name:

Phone #:

Address:

City:

State:

Zip:

Email:

Competitors under the age of sixteen must have a permission slip signed by a parent or legal guardian.

 Please circle which division you want to enter:   Beginner             Intermediate                 Open

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Title or Description of carving: (Description example), Pirate with treasure chest.  Or (Title example), Pirate Gold

 

Category: (Example), #2 Humans – Caricature

Size: (Example) 6”x4”x12”

Type of Wood: (Example), Basswood

Price (if for sale): (Example), NFS

1

Title or Description of carving:

 

Category:

Size:

Type of Wood:

Price (if for sale):

2

Title or Description of carving:

 

Category:

Size:

Type of Wood:

Price (if for sale):

3

Title or Description of carving:

 

Category:

Size:

Type of Wood:

Price (if for sale):

4

Title or Description of carving:

 

Category:

Size:

Type of Wood:

Price (if for sale):

5

Title or Description of carving:

 

Category:

Size:

Type of Wood:

Price (if for sale):

6

Title or Description of carving:

 

Category:

Size:

Type of Wood:

Price (if for sale):

 

Open Division

 Anyone wishing to compete at the highest level can enter the Open division, professional woodcarvers and carving instructors are required to enter the Open division.

Intermediate Division

Carvers that have won a Best of Beginner award or that have been carving for longer than five years must enter the Intermediate division.

Beginner Division

Only carvers that have been carving for less than five years and have not won a Best of Beginner award in a woodcarving competition can enter the Beginner division.

1.                     Humans – Realistic

2.                     Humans – Caricature

3.                     Animals – Realistic

4.                     Animals – Caricature

5.                     Mythical & Fantasy (Woodspirits, Elves, Gnomes, Dragons, Etc.)

6.                     Santa Claus

7.                     Relief

8.                     Birds (all birds)

9.                     Aquatic (Fish, turtles, frogs, etc)

10.                  Walking sticks

11.                  Pyrography

12.                  Instructor Assisted

13.                  Rough-outs

14.                  Miscellaneous (carvings which don't fit in categories 1 thru 13)

1.                     Humans – Realistic

2.                     Humans – Caricature

3.                     Animals – Realistic

4.                     Animals – Caricature

5.                     Mythical & Fantasy (Woodspirits, Elves, Gnomes, Dragons, Etc.)

6.                     Santa Claus

7.                     Relief

8.                     Birds (all birds)

9.                     Aquatic (Fish, turtles, frogs, etc)

10.                  Walking sticks

11.                  Pyrography

12.                  Instructor Assisted

13.                  Rough-outs

14.                  Miscellaneous (carvings which don't fit in categories 1 thru 13)

1.                     Humans

2.                     Animals (mammals, birds, and aquatic)

3.                     Relief

4.                     Miscellaneous (carvings which don't fit in categories 1 thru 3)

I agree not to hold Central Alabama Woodcarving Assn. or City of Wetumpka responsible for any broken, stolen or otherwise lost exhibit items which I may have displayed at the Southeastern Woodcarving School.

Date: ___________ Signed: _______________________________________________