Wood Carving Slated At Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center

Penny Kimball, an Oswego County artist, will instruct two wood carving programs as part of Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center’s Nature Inspires series.

On October 18 will be an Introduction to Wood Carving in Relief and on October 25 Wood Carving in the Round will take place.

Both classes will begin at 2 p.m. and run until about 5 p.m.

During the first hands-on class, Introduction to Wood Carving in Relief, program participants will learn the basics of wood carving.

Wood relief carving is most easily explained as carving pictures into the flat surface.

During the second class, Wood Carving in the Round, program participants will create a cute mouse, dog or bird.

Chisels and gouges along with a mallet are the common tools used.

Carving tools and supplies are provided; however, participants can bring their own set of tools if desired.

Kimball, resident of Orwell, starting carving a few years ago.

Her initial purpose for learning to carve was to create marionette heads for her puppets. However, now she has fallen in love with this art form and wants to carve everything.

The program fee for each of these artistic workshops is $8 per person.

This hands-on workshop does require pre-registration since seating is limited.

For safety reasons, the class is only open to individuals 12 years of age and older.

To register for this program, please contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County 4-H Program at 963-7286.

Nature Inspires is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

Introduction to Woodcarving in Relief is being held at the Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center located on State Route 183 in eastern Oswego County.

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