This is a beginning carving Seminar for those who have never carved before, or those that are beginning carvers. This 3-day Seminar (Mon. to Wed.) will cover different types of carving knives, basic knife cuts, safety, use & selection of other (U & V) type tools, sharpening, character eyes and hair, sanding, and finishing (painting). The student will learn basic knife cuts, as well as learn to work with wood grain & select 1 or more different projects ranging in difficulty from very easy to more challenging. Students should have a carving either completed or nearly completed by the end of day 2 of the Seminar. Day 3 of this 3-day Seminar allows sufficient time to complete and paint a project. All tools & supplies are available from the Instructor. If you have a safety glove and/or tools, please bring them. ***NOTE: This beginner Seminar is paid for by the Guild to all new Guild members (those who have never been a member of TWG). However, students are required to pay TWG membership fees ($25) & a $25 Event Registration fee when they sign up for this Seminar***. If you are not new to the Guild, the cost of the 3-day Seminar is $30. Refer questions to Mike via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (409) 935-8551.