* 8 carvers per workshop

* Carvers bring their own knife/knives

           (hopefully already sharp)                         

* Chris supplies the wood (branches)

  Carvers are free to bring their own wood too

* Cost:  $60.00 per person ($20.00 deposit

          upon registration, balance at workshop)

* Location:  2189 Old Philadelphia Pike,

          Lancaster, PA 17602

* Questions or more information, please call

          (717) 299-5955 or email:

          chriscarving@comcast.net

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PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS

Saturday, January 26, 2019




Saturday, February 23, 2019







            

​​WORKSHOPS

Several times a year, during the winter months, we have one-day workshops in my home in Lancaster.  These run from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. and cover the basic how-to's of branch carving, and are normally limited to eight carvers.  Folks bring their own knife or knives.  I supply the wood. However, anyone is free to bring his or her own supply of twigs and branches and wood scraps too.

Besides showing  lots of different things that can "hatch" from branches and other scraps of wood, I usually whittle a rooster and a flower and give both away.  I have a fun way of doing that, so everyone gets a chance.


ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE DAYS IN SCHOOLS:

These can involve up to six sessions in a school day, each taking a full class period.

FLOOR BEFORE STARTING

Sheri and I have been at the Pennsylvania Farm Show since the mid 90's.  While our overall participation there isn't exactly a program as such, we are continually demonstrating one way or another: carving, woodburning, explaining. And two or three times during the eight days of the Farm Show, I do a demonstration on one of the stages.

SAME FLOOR LATER!

We're hoping to see many old friends there, as well as getting to meet many, many new ones! 

Occasionally we have winter weather problems, but we'll deal with them at the time!

Guaranteed, no one will have to carve toothpicks, unless they want a fun challenge!

                THE DATES FOR THE 2019 PENNSYLVANIA FARM SHOW ARE: 


    Single Program:  $100.00 (Lancaster County area;       longer travel may involve a mileage cost)

    Artist-in-Residence day (up to 6 class periods):             $300.00

​SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, THROUGH SATURDAY, JANUARY 12.

2019 WORKSHOPS:

From November through March I work mainly out of home, doing programs, demonstrations, and workshops.  The first half of January is totally taken up with the Pennsylvania Farm Show, a yearly event that Sheri and I have been participating for more than 20 years.  The programs are for schools, scouts, service clubs, senior centers, church groups, home school organizations, conventions, . . . . . . . . . . An average program/demonstration takes between 40 minutes and an hour, and moves at about 120 miles per hour.  It's rare that anyone falls asleep!

GENERAL INFORMATION