Capital City Carvers

January 2012

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January to April Schedule

Jan.2No meeting. Senior Center closed
 9Business mtg., show & tell door prizes, carving.
 16No meeting. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
 23Carving of the Month: Waving Santa with Robert Christian
Feb.6Business mtg., show & tell door prizes, carving.
 20Program: Air brushing with Brad Sharp.
 25-26Weekend Workshop: Animals with Barbara Mann. Click for details
Mar.5Business mtg., show & tell door prizes, carving. Election of officers
 12Program: TBA
Apr.2Business mtg., show & tell door prizes, carving.
 16Ornament of the Month: TBD with Barbara Mann.

Election of Officers

New offficers will be elected at the March business meeting. Barbara will appoint a Nominating Committee at the Jan. 9th meeting. It is the job of the committee to present a slate for the election. If you are interested in running for an office, let a committee member know.

2011 Show & Tell Winners

At the last meeting slips were drawn from all the Show & Tell displays from 2011. Display a carving each month and you could win. The 2011 winners are:

First Prize of $50: Lee Roberts.
Second Prize of $25: Al Wyatt.
Third Prize of $15: Ned Megargee.

Program Notes

Jan. 23: Waving Santa. The figure is 9" tall and 1" thick, a modified relief. The pattern is traced on the cutout and it's mostly outlining with a V-tool and rounding edges. Robert will have an example to view and take orders for cutouts Jan. 9th.

Feb. 20: Air brushing. This is a painting techniques used by model builders, artists, and taxidermists. It can be applied to larger carvings, as well. Brad Sharp from Hobby Town will discuss and do a demonstration.

Mar. 12: Robert is trying to set up a program with the people who reclaim wood from Big Bend rivers that can be used for woodturnings, wood working, and carving. They are not able to finalize a date and the program may be swapped for another date. Date will be announced as soon as it is finalized.

Apr. 16: New ornament to be chosen at the March business meeting.

Weekend Workshop

The overwhelming choice for a February Weekend Workshop was animals. Barbara, who has been teaching animal carving since 1976, will be the instructor for the workshop on Feb. 25 & 26. The hours will be Saturday, 9 to about 5, and Sunday, 9 to about 4. We hope to be able to use the same location we have been using. The instructional cost for the two days is $60 payable to the club. Each carver will be responsible for paying Barbara directly for all cutouts. Instructions and resource pictures will accompany the cutouts.

Barbara has chosen six animals from which the club will choose at least two, maximum three, to be available at the workshop. The choice of two or three will be made at the Jan. 9th meeting and publicized on the web site. Barbara will have a sign up sheet for cutouts. Sign-up for the workshop & cutouts and the instruction fee payment must be done by Feb. 20th. The choices are: Standing Horse (2.25" x 7.5" x 9"); Giraffe (2.25" x 11" x 4"); Bison (2.5" x 4" x 6"); Sitting Frog (2.75" x 3" x 5"); Squirrel with Nut (1.75" x 4.5" x 4.5"); and Sitting Bunny (3.5" x 5.5" x 4"). The horse and bunny are available in basswood only; all others will be available in basswood or butternut. Each animal is a significant weekend project and may be made as realistic as the carver desires.

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