Intro to wood carving

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Saturday November 12

1:00 PM  –  5:00 PM

Intro Wood Carving: Carve Your Own Folk Art Cane

Some materials required

Ages: Teen to Adult


Saturday November 12, 1-5pm

Instructor Matt Toole

Members $125, Non-members $150

Matt Toole grew up around the barrier islands and salt marshes of Savannah, Georgia. He received a BFA from Georgia Southern University in 1994 and an MFA from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville in 2000. Toole has since been a resident artist at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, The John Michael Kohler Art’s Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and Franconia Sculpture Park near Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota. He has traveled throughout the U.S., U.K., Latvia, and Ireland collaborating on cast iron projects and creating performances dealing with the process of casting metal. Mr. Toole has been involved ...  and was formerly a professor of Foundation Studies and Sculpture at the Savannah College of Art and Design from 2006 to 2016


In conjunction with the Telfair Museum Exhibition Stick Men: Savannah Folk Art Canes and Wood Sculpture, This one day workshop will provide an introduction to basic wood carving techniques. In this class you will have the opportunity to view traditional folk art canes, learn about the various tools and woods available, and gain hands on experience carving your own folk art cane. Students will also begin to understand how to visualize the finished work and think in 3-dimensions. At the end of the session everyone will go home with their own set of carving tools and a good start on your own personalized cane!  

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