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Carving a Short Stack of Stories

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Carving a Short Stack of Stories
Stan Peterson
Date and Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
$390 plus $25 Materials Fee
Total Cost:
Minimum Age Level:
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February 27, 2018
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March 13, 2018

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Workshop Overview

Using the infamous Brementown animals as a jumping off point, you will carve 3 or more basswood animals and join them into your own story. This class is for beginners as well as intermediate woodcarvers. An orientation to basic carving techniques, sharpening, and quick set glues will be provided.

An emphasis on flexibility in relating to how your sculpture and story evolves is what makes this FUN. You may start carving a frog, and it might become a beaver or a bird. Sculpture stacks will be finished with milk paints.

About the Instructor(s)

Stan Peterson’s approach to teaching is individualized to the skill level and interest of the students. He assists each person in finding their own voice through making art. He has taught drawing, relief printmaking, and woodcarving for more than twenty-five years to a wide variety of emerging and mid-career artists. He believes storytelling, humor, and a traveled perspective from visiting carvers in Santa Fe, Oaxaca, and Bali inform the ways we sit down together with a piece of wood, some sharp tools, and a few hours.

Stan Peterson is a professional wood sculptor living in Portland. His art is represented by Waterstone Gallery in the Pearl District and by Gallery 901 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Materials List: Students Bring


• Carving safety glove (Kevlar) for the hand holding the wood

• Sharpened carving knife

• Shallow gouge

• V gouge

Note: “Flexcut” tools are presharpened and recommended. They are available at Woodcrafters in Portland, Oregon, or online at: or

Materials List Provided by Instructor(s)

• Materials fee includes a bench hook for safe carving at home and basswood.

• Instructor provides additional knives, chisels, and saws for class use.

• Milk paints

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