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The second annual Suwanee River Woodcarvers Roundup in Florida will be held Wednesday March 29 through Sunday, April 2, 2006. This is an unstructured, no pressure, carefree carving event with very few guidelines. No matter what your age, if you already carve, would like to improve your skills, or would like to learn how, come for a few quiet days of wood carvers getting together to have a great time cutting up!!!
Carving classes Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The only instructional cost would be for materials needed and a $5.00 registration fee.
This Roundup will be held at the Manatee Springs State Park, 11650 N.W. 115th St., Chiefland, FL 32626. To Make reservation for camping/RVs at the park call Reserve America at 1-800-326-3521 or go online at www.floridastateparks.org. Basic campsite fee with hookups $16.
Other accommodations in area:
See web site http://www.geocities.com/podea_2000/ for updated class info.
Call Jim O'Dea at 941-697-2002 jeodeATaol.com or Tony Erickson at 352 665-7679 ajecaATaol.com to let us know your are coming so we have adequate table space. Bring your own chairs if you can.
The Roundup is a very friendly un-structured carving event for everyone. No matterwhat your age if you already carve, would like to improve on your skills, or would like to learn how, come join us for a great time cutting up!! No need to be here for all four days, you are welcome to join us at any time during the Roundup. Many come a few days ahead just for extra fun and fellowship. Over 50 workshops are on a first come basis. You can join many of them any time of the day. This is your opportunity to try different types of carving before purchasing the tools you need.
Learn how to create wooden marionette from design to final product with Miroslav Trejtnar and Zdar Sorm , leading Czech puppet artists and experienced teachers based in Prague, the Czech Republic.
June 20-June 30
Lee Arts Center
Students will design and create one 20" wooden marionette
July 8 -July 22
The Leverett Farm "Puppet Barn"
Students will carve two 30" marionettes; one hung on strings, the other hung on a wire using the traditional Czech method
Additonal information HERE
Free workshops from 22 of the top carvers,
including Jack Miller, Floyd Rhadigan, Tony Erickson, Jim O'Dea,
and Sally & David Nye. We will have relief, Alpine Relief,
Chip Carving, Power Carving, Bark Carving, Knife making, Caricatures,
Woodburning just to mention a few.
This is a very un-structured, no pressure, carefree carving event, if you carve, would like to improve on your skills or would like to learn how, come for a few quite days of wood carvers getting together to have a great time. Visitors welcome.