April 22, 2022
The following update is a bit long but wanted to give you information concerning the upcoming show on October 1 and 2 at the Sevierville Senior Center.
Training will be held September 28, 29 and 30 (Wed-Fri before the show). Details below.
For the show to be successful, we need club support, public support and carving community support across the southeast at least. Anything you can do to assist in communicating to those groups is much appreciated. I am not a Facebook user, so please help in that regard. Hopefully this information will find its way to our Facebook page, our newsletter and our website, but still it's the members talking it up to make a successful show.
Advertising. Claudette and Richard are exploring possible grants, if you have any other ideas on advertising, please let me know...ie area calendars, social activity calendars or other ideas. We will be looking into getting banners posted at the main road and outside the venue. Right now, this is the key issue we have to succeed at....publicity.
Training. This is not quite firmed up but this is the current lineup and there may be additions but these classes are in. You need to reserve a spot...money will be collected starting August 1.. But get your spot reserved now!!!!
Gary Falin Caricature Carving Tuition $150 plus roughout cost (over 30 roughouts to choose from) Students must bring their own tools and safety equipment. The student can carve or paint(supplies included) on the third day and could take home a finished project. Class size Minimum 5 Maximum 12
Michele Parsons, Wood Burning Tuition 3 day class $190 (includes materials, handouts, and patterns) Class covers the basics of woodburning, including safety, equipment, materials, techniques, color/finish. In this 3-day class, the project is a little more in depth and you get more hands on time to practice the techniques. (A 2 day class may be available if there is room, but must start on Wednesday and is a simpler project. Cost is $130.) The students should bring variable-temperature woodburners with the wire tip pens, not the craft solid point woodburners that look like soldering iron. Class supplies list on her website (www.PyrographyStore.com under the Classes tab). She does have 6 loaner kits available at no charge on a first request basis. Because of travel expense, there is a 6 student minimum. Maximum number is 12 students. Visit the website for details and she will have supplies available for purchase on site.
Bill Johnson Chip Carving Tuition is $225 for a 3 day class More details later.. His projgects are very good and he is a regular instructor at John C. Campbell.
Committee Here is the committee at the present time, but certainly this can change if folks want to be on it. After three cancellations, these brave souls have committed to making this the best show ever! Ellen Claudette Larry Eubanks Dean Irving
1. Tables can be reserved now. Let me know and eventually give the money to the treasurer, Jack Harris. cost is $25 for members and $35 for non members. I expect we will sell out on the tables since we have included wood turners in the vender tables. The floor plan for show tables will be available at the next meeting.
2. Bob Stadtlander will be the tools and supplies vender. He will have 6-10 tables of supplies. (again, don't wait on reseving a table)
3. We will have some kind of in-show demonstrations and a carving contest. Details later, if you want to demonstrate at the show, let me know.
4. there will be a knife and tool and sharpener(David Cummings)
5. I haven't got it quite confirmed but Gene Graham will most likely be here to sell knives
5. Show Brochures will be available by June 1.
6. Major show rules changes:
a. Due to show cancellations, the requirement to have entries carved in last two years is extended to 4 years. No ribbon winners can be re=entered.
b. Since it's been so long since last show, there is no restriction on the number of carvings that can be entered in a class.
c. There is a separate division for instructor assisted carvings(all skill levels compete for awards) The Novice, Intermediate and Advanced division projects must be carved by the entrant.
d. Roughouts will be an added class in the Advanced division.
If you read this far, I know I can count on you for support. Here is my email and phone number for questions or comments. firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 309-620-1197 You can text me too!
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