I began carving dolls in the nineties, and have never lost interest in them. I also enjoy all the elements that go with dolls. The five pictures directly below were taken by someone during a class, watching me go through the process. The Lady Godiva doll shown is now in a private collection. I encourage everyone to create a doll at sometime in their carving career. It's an instant heirloom!
The Lena Doll
CARVING AN OLD FACE
ONLINE CLASS: Carving an Old Face DATES: June 7, ll, 14, 18, 21, and 25. TIMES: 4:00-6:00 p.m., Central Time COST: $160, which includes your roughout. Extra roughouts are $24.
This class will focus on carving the old face, with its different, alike, and infinite varieties. The project is 6 1/2” tall, of basswood. Carvings in the pictures are not totally finished, for which I apologize, but I need to get this posted. You can contact me through my email at janetcordell.com.
TOOLS: I’m using a knife, and gouges in the following sizes: 11/30, 11/15, 11/10, 11/5, 11/3, 11/1. There are a few others that I sometimes use, but not as regularly. You don’t necessarily have to have these. Your own favorites will work best for you, in most situations. The main requirement is for them to be sharp.
Registration is done by contacting me, telling me you want in, and sending a check. I’ll send your roughout, and when it’s time, an email with the links for attending the class and accessing the videos. Thank you to the Woodcarving Academy for hosting.
I look forward to carving with you. If you have questions, just ask.