CLASSES SCHEDULED AND BY APPOINTMENT:
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Peter Engler Designs
201 South Commercial
Branson, MO 65616
417-335-6862 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CLASSES BY APPOINTMENT:
Relief Carving and Painting Class by Ron Allison
This is a 1 Day Class which will be offered every Wednesday, including January and Feb. 2018, from 10 am to 4 pm with 1 hour break for lunch. Bring lunch or walk to nearby restaurants. Cost is $65 and includes basswood board, pattern, graphite paper, paints, and brushes. Bring your own favorite sharpened carving tools and safety glove. Or you may purchase them when you arrive. Beginners welcome or seasoned carvers can purchase a more complicated version of the eagle roughout from Ron for $20. You may also bring a carving you have and need help with carving or painting, instead of doing the eagle or Santa project. Ron will also give a class any day except Sunday, with a 1 day notice.
Realistic Face Class by Greg Wilkerson
Greg Wilkerson will be teaching a Realistic Face Class April 20 & 21, June 22 & 23, August 24 & 25, Oct 26 & 27, and Dec. 21 & 22, and also by Appointment, with only a 1 Day Notice. This 2 Day Class is $165 and runs from 10 am to 5 pm with a 1 hour lunch. Price includes your choice of one of 8 roughouts. Each roughout comes with a full color pattern.This class is not for beginners. You will need to have some carving experience, and bring you own sharpened tools and safety glove. For a more extensive list of tools to bring, call or email the shop. You may also purchase tools and gloves when you arrive and you will receive a discount on purchases while you are student.
Greg will show you the basics of facial anatomy in carving a face and give you lots of pointers in carving and keeping your tools sharp. Because of the retail environment, no stains or finishes will be applied during class, but a handout explaining how to finish, stain and paint will be given to each student. Call or email the shop to set up a class with Greg.
Portrait Class by Ron Allison
Ron will be teaching a Portrait Class by Appointment.
Cost is $130 for a 2 Day Class plus cost of carving wood, starting at $11 to $34. If you want more instruction, you can add an additional day for $65. Ron will show you how to carve and paint a portrait of your favorite family member, human, or animal. Bring your favorite carving tools and safety glove. Ron will furnish the paints and brushes.
Come by the shop, call, or email for more information.
Chip Carving Class by Jerry Baker
This class is by Appointment. Jerry will come in on a 1 Day Notice. Beginner and Advanced Classes available. Cost is $65 plus blank (call shop for more details.) Bring your chip carving knife and safety glove, or you may purchase them when you arrive.
Log Cabin Relief Carving Class by Sheilah Nichols
By Appointment. Cost is $65 + blank. Sheilah worked with John Engler for 28 years, and still works with him during the fall festival at Silver Dollar City. Bring your favorite sharpened tools and safety glove. Sheilah uses a v tool, flat gouge, and carving knife. If you need tools or a glove you may purchase them when you arrive. Beginners welcome. Sheilah also has a Covered Bridge Blank for more experienced carvers.
Relief Carving Class by Joe Land
Joe will be teaching his beautiful and unique style of Relief Carving and Painting, by Appointment, after April 18, 2018. Cost is $65 per day, and this is a 2 or 3 day class, depending on your time schedule. Bring your own sharp tools and carving glove, or purchase them when you arrive. Joe’s First Scheduled class will be April 23, 24, (and 25th, if you want to add a third day). The project will be Santa and Bunny, pictured below.* Call the shop or email to sign up or for more info.
This class could be for intermediate or advanced...probably not first time carvers.
3-D Relief Deer, Moose, or Buffalo by Ron Allison
Ron is adding a new class for intermediate carvers,The 3-D Relief Deer, Moose, or Buffalo. This will be a really fun class, and will be every Wednesday, or by Appointment ( with at least 1 Day Notice) for your convience. Cost is $65 per day and it is a 2 or 3 day class, depending on your schedule. Hours are 10am to 4pm with 1 hour lunch. Bring your own sharp tools and a safety glove, or purchase them when you arrive. The roughout and paints are included in the cost of the class. You may bring your lunch or walk to local restaurants.
Woodcarving Knife Sharpening Class
by Jim Miller
Jim will be holding a knife sharpening class every 3rd Saturday of each month. His first class will be held Saturday Morning, March 17, 2018 from 10am - 12 noon.
Cost is $36. Bring your woodcarving knife, sharpening stones or diamond sharpeners and safety glove. Or you may purchase any of these items when you arrive.
BEGINNER WOODCARVING CLASS by Greg Wilkerson
1 Day Class will be held Every 2nd Monday of each month.
Cost is $130 all day, $78 for 4 hours, $52 for
2 hours. You can also schedule an appointment with 1 Day notice,
to fit your schedule. Bring your lunch or walk to restaurants.
Bring your own sharp tools and safety glove or purchase them when you get here. Greg is an accomplished artist who worked with Peter Engler at Engler’s Block and Silver Dollar City, and did many of the Cigar Store Indians you have seen over the years.
Greg will be starting his classes back up in February 2018.
EYE & FACIAL FEATURE CLASS by Gerald Sears
Carving an eye, ear, nose, or mouth, this class will help you with carving parts of the face and hands. This is a 1 Day Class. Cost is only $65, and includes Basswood for instruction. Bring your own sharp tools,or purchase them when you arrive. Class runs from 10 am to 4 pm. Bring your lunch, or walk to local restaurants.
Starting in March, every 1st Saturday: March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug 4, Sept. 1, Oct, 6, Nov. 3, and Dec. 1, 2018. Make plans now to attend one of these great classes. He has added another option for those wanting to do a head in the round.
The roughout is
called the Head Stick, and is $20 to be paid to Gerald the day of the class.
Beginner Gourd Class by Ruth Schumacher
This class will be a 1 Day Class, every 1st Tuesday of each month, starting April 3, 2018.
Class dates are April 3, May 1, June 4, July 3, August 7, Sept. 4, Oct 2, Nov 6, and Dec.4. You may add an additional day if you want and you may also schedule a class by appointment for your convenience.
Class hours are from 10 am to 4 pm and cost is $65 per day plus $15 for supplies.
Topics covered in the class will include design, color (ink dyes), simple woodburning and embellishments.You may bring a woodburner, shader and tips, borrow one,or purchase when you arrive. Bring your lunch or walk to local restaurants. Examples of possible projects are shown below.
Ruth has been a teacher of children and adults as well as an educational consultant for many years. Artistic interests include needlework, stained glass, including church window restorations, music, and decorative gourds. You may view her beautiful artwork at the gallery in Peter Engler Designs.
Dogwood Relief Carving Class by Kevin Walker
This 3 Day Class is Friday- Sunday, April 6, 7, and 8th, 2018. Cost is $195 + $60 for the blank. This is a deep relief class and is not for beginners. Kevin will show you some simple techniques for carving a complex relief carving. For a list of tools you will need, call or email the shop.Kevin is the author of the book “Deep Relief Wood Carving” and has taught many seminars on deep relief carving. All day class starts at 10 to 4 pm. Bring your lunch or walk to local restaurants.
Caricature Carving Class by Wayne Laramore
Cost is $65 per day + roughout, starting at $19.
This is a 2 Day Class, Saturday and Sunday, April 14 & 15, 2018. Class starts at 10 am to 4pm.
Beginners are welcome. Bring your own sharp tools and a safety glove, or buy them when you arrive. You may bring your lunch, or walk to local restaurants.
Wayne is from Sparta, IL, and is the newest member of the Caricatures of America. He is also a frequent guest carver at Silver Dollar City, and Peter Engler Designs, where you’ll see him sharing his love for carving with the visitors there. He loves bringing new people into the craft, and you will enjoy his carving and painting style. He will have several roughouts for you to choose from. Come and join in on the fun.
Relief Carving Class by Sheilah Nichols
This is a 2 Day Class, Thursday April 19, and Friday April 20 2018, or by Appointment. Cost is $65 + blank. You may also add an additional day of painting your carving for $65. Sheilah worked with John Engler for 28 years, and still works with him during the fall festival at Silver Dollar City. Bring your favorite sharpened tools and safety glove. Sheilah uses a v tool, flat gouge, and carving knife. If you need tools or a glove you may purchase them when you arrive. Beginners welcome. Sheilah also has a Covered Bridge Blank and some other scenes to choose from, for more experienced carvers.
Carving A Scratching Bear by Desiree Hajney
This is a 3 day class, April 20-22, 2018. Cost is $195, plus $20 for rough-out.
Choose from a bear and cubs, in a sitting or scratching position. Areas covered in class will include anatomy, carving, texturing, wood-burning and painting. Bring your own sharp tools, safety glove, and a wood-burner with a spade if you like. This class is not for beginners. Desiree is an award winning carver and instructor, and is the author of 18 books. She has won countless awards and has been creating wood sculptures since 1985. She was a founding member of the Caricatures of America and the 3rd recipient of Woodcarving Illustrated Magazine’s Woodcarver of the Year. Class is 9:30-5, daily.
Relief Carving Class by Joe Land
Joe will be teaching his beautiful and unique style of Relief Carving and Painting. Cost is $65 per day, and this is a 2 or 3 day class, depending on your time schedule. Bring your own sharp tools and carving glove, or purchase them when you arrive. Joe’s First Scheduled class will be April 23, 24, (and 25th, if you want to add a third day). The project will be Santa and Bunny, pictured below.* Call the shop or email to sign up or for more info.
This class could be for intermediate or advanced...probably not first time carvers.
Miniature Fish Carving Class by Carol Andre’
This is a 1or 2 Day Class (your choice) Saturday, April 28th and Sunday April 29th.
From 9:30 am to 4 pm. Cost is $65 per day + $13 for blank,
brushes, paint, and glass eye. Carve a simple fish and learn simple
painting techniques. A good class for beginners. Bring your
own sharp tools and safety glove, or purchase them
when you arrive.
CARICATURE CARVING CLASS by Floyd Rhadigan
This is a 3 Day Class, May 4, 5, and 6, 2018 (Friday-Sunday).
Cost is $195 + cost of roughout (from $15 to $35). Floyd
grew up around woodcarving (his family owned a sign shop).
A family friend showed him how to make a knife from a straight-razor
and after that he was hooked.
He is a member Of the Caricatures Of America and former president in 2011 & 2013.
Floyd is the author of the woodcarving
book “Caricature Soldiers”, and was voted “ Woodcarver of the Year” by
Woodcarving Illustrated Magazine.
Bring your favorite tools and a safety glove or purchase them when
These are a few of the roughouts you can choose from for this class:
CARICATURE CARVING CLASS by Roger Stegall
Roger will be teaching 3 times at our shop in 2018. He was one of our most popular classes
In 2017, and now Roger has added several new roughouts to choose from for his class.
The dates for the classes are May 25 & 26. June 22 & 23, and October 5 & 6, all Fridays and
Saturdays. The cost for the 2 Day Class is $130 plus cost of roughout, starting at $20.
Bring your favorite tools and a safety glove. Class hours are 10 am to 4 pm with 1 hour lunch.
Bring your lunch, or walk to local restaurants. Perfect for beginner or advanced carvers.
SCHEDULED CLASSES FOR 2019:
Log Carving Class by James Barr
Come join us for this 3 Day Class, February 15, 16, and 17, 2019.
Cost is $325, plus $50 for log. Bring your favorite mallet and tools, safety glasses and gloves. For a more extensive list, call or email the shop. If you’ve ever wanted to learn to carve like the old masters from the early days of Silver Dollar City, The Wilderness Clockworks and Engler’s Block, this is the class for you. You can bring your own idea and James will help you lay it out, or use one of his. Class will be held at the shop and only 4 slots are available, so don’t miss out on enrolling. If you missed the one we had February 2018, you can still get in on this one. It was really amazing to watch the log take shape and turn into a beautiful & amazing masterpiece.
Parking For Students and Instructors
You can unload in the Unloading Zone in front of the shop. Then you can park all day at the end of Pacific Street in the Free Parking lot, just to the left of the Parking Garage.(About 1 block east of shop). You can also park in the Parking Garage from $6 to $10 per day. Handicapped can make arrangements ahead of time and we will park your car for you. There is also a Free Parking Lot at the Landing on the Belks or Bass Pro sides, where you can park all day and ride the Free Trolley over to our shop, but that takes about 30 minutes. The Trolley runs from 9 am to 6 pm. If you park anywhere else, you will have to move your vehicle every 2 hours (or every 3 hours in the new lot behind the shop), or get ticketed by the city.
Classes are non-refundable, except for emergencies, or if the class is cancelled by the instructor.
It is very difficult to get the classes and students coordinated, so that everyone can be available. We realize that most of you will have to make arrangements ahead of time to be able to attend these classes. Most of the instructors need a certain amount of students to enroll or it’s not worth their time to travel here to teach a class. Please make sure you call and check on the status of the class if you have any concerns. If a class is cancelled for any reason by the instructor we will call everyone as soon as we are notified.