Capital City Carvers

January 2013

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January to April Schedule

Jan.7Business mtg., show & tell, door prizes, carving.
 11–13Weekend Workshop: Whimsical houses in cottonwood bark with Ginny Gray.
 14Program: Making bows & arrows with Scott McNutt.
 21No meeting Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
 28Carving
Feb.4Business mtg., show & tell, door prizes, carving.
 11Carving.
 18Program: Harvesting wood with Redwood Bay Lumber.
 25Carving.
Mar.4Business mtg., election of officers, show & tell, door prizes, carving.
 11Carving.
 18Ornament: Artist's pallette with Lance Peterson.
 19-22Florida Wood Carvers Roundup: Clearwater.
 25Carving.
Apr.1Business mtg., show & tell, door prizes, carving. New officers assume duties.
 8Carving.
 15Program: Airbrushing with Brad Shaw.
 22Carving.
 29Carving.

Election of New Officers

The election of new officers takes place annually at the March business meeting. Adelle will be appointing a nominating committee to prepare a slate for presentation on March 4th.

If you would like to serve on the nominating committee or run for an office, let Adelle know in January. We need members who are willing to work and spend a little of their time on behalf of the club.

Program Notes

January 14. Scott McNutt will discuss making bows and arrows from local woods.

February 18. Edward from Redwood Bay Lumber will discuss harvesting wood.

March 18. Ornament of the Month: Lance has designed an artist's pallette with a brush for an easy ornament. Small charge for cutouts.

April 15. Brad Shaw will be back to demonstrate airbrushing as a way of painting carvings.

Weekend Workshop

Our once a year weekend workshop with a guest instructor will be led this year by Ginny Gray from Stone Mountain, GA. Ginny teaches carving whimsical cottonwood bark houses, has truly mastered this this type of carving, and is very creative. She has the ability to jump start students creativity in this medium.

MONDAY, JANUARY 7, IS THE LAST OPPORTUNITY TO SIGN UP. The instruction fee of $80 is due at this meeting. The club voted a couple months ago to pay for the first piece of wood each member chooses for his or her project Paying for additional wood is your responsibility — costs $5 to $25.

The workshop will be held at Lewis Digital on Capital Circle NW, just above Park Ave., across from the FCI. We will meet Friday night 6 to to 9. Saturday 9 to about 5, and Sunday 9 to about 4. You need a sharp regular carving knife; a detail knife would be helpful, as would a 1/2" or 3/4" gouge. You can expect to complete your project during the weekend.

For lunch on Saturday and Sunday you can bring your own and eat at the carving site, or join others in going to one of the sandwich shops in the area. We take about an hour break for lunch.

There are still seats available for this workshop. You would be hard-pressed to find a deal like this for any weekend workshop.

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