07 Feb DIY Soap Carving
Join us at the Hanna Branch for a DIY Soap Carving class on February 10 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Local artist, Carl and Heather Banas will be teaching this class which is designed for ages 10 and up.
Carl has been carving as a hobby for about 15 years. His wife, Heather, paints and adds finishing details to the carvings. Carl is passionate about teaching carving as a life skill. He has taught kids how to carve and wants to share his knowledge with as many people as possible.
Participants will learn carving safety, then use basic tools and templates to carve a design. Carl has provided these examples that are similar to what you will produce in this class:
If you can’t make it to DIY Soap Carving, or if you want to read up on carving before or after the event, here are some titles that might interest you:
- Woodcarving: 20 Great Projects for Beginners & Weekend Carvers is an excellent survey of the most common carving styles that contains step-by-step instructions and colorful photos.
- Easy Carving Projects For Kids, by Robin Trudel, presents thirty-six woodcarving projects, ranging in difficulty from beginner’s carvings to advanced woodcuts for printing, and includes such carving crafts as a pan flute, napkin holders, and holiday ornaments.
- And if you want to read some light-hearted musing, woodcarver and personality Nick Offerman’s memoir Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop.
For more information, you can always call the library at (219) 362-6156 or come into any of our seven locations and speak to a librarian.