A new series for wood carving enthusiasts is scheduled this coming January and February at the Chippewa Valley Museum in Eau Claire’s Carson Park. Attendees will be introduced to the art of chip carving while learning the skills necessary to complete a custom-made project at the beginner level. Guest instructor Harold Walters and assistant Chuck Lindvig will lead participants through six weekly sessions.
Participants will follow a step-by-step process to create a beautiful set of chip-carved coasters from blank canvases of wood. They will discover how to make their own patterns using a compass and grid. They will also practice proper knife techniques and have time enough to hone their skills during each class.
Classes are scheduled on Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 9, 16, 30 and Feb. 6, 13, and 27. Participants are encouraged to bring their own compass, a six- or 12-inch ruler, and #2 pencils from home. All other tools and materials will be supplied.
Cost is $55 for members and $60 for non-members. Enrollment is open to adults or individuals age 13 and older with adult supervision. Space is limited with only six spots available. Contact Karen Jacobson at 715-834-7871 or email@example.com for further information or to register.