Sauder Village
22611 St. Rt. 2
Archbold, Ohio 43502
In Northwest Ohio

1-800-590-9755


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28th Annual Woodcarver’s Show & Sale

at Sauder Village


Exhibit - Saturday & Sunday, October 25 & 26, 2014
Workshops - Wednesday - Friday, October 22-24, 2014



The Sauder Village Woodcarver’s Show & Sale is a special weekend filled with unique artistry and family fun. Founder’s Hall will feature skilled carvers showcasing handcrafted wildlife, fish, caricatures, Santas, pins and pens. Special guest carver Chris Hammack will be demonstrating and teaching a workshop. The show features vendor tables with carving supplies, woodcarving demonstrations and lively music by Wes Linenkugal. On Saturday in the Historic Village we will be demonstrating how the early settlers prepared for winter with hog butchering and other food preservation demonstrations.
 

Woodcarver’s Show & Sale in Founder's Hall

Dates & Hours:
Saturday, October 25, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 26, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Admission:
Tickets into the Woodcarver’s Show & Sale and entire Historic Village...
Adults - $16.00, Students (6-16) - $10.00  (Senior, Military and AAA discounts apply)

Tickets into just the Woodcarver’s Show & Sale - $7.00 (Senior and AAA discounts apply)
(Must be purchased in Founder's Hall where exhibit is located.)

Group rates:
Bringing a group of 20 or more? Special group rates and arrangements are available by calling our Group Sales Department at 800.590.9755.


Special Guest Artist:
Chris Hammack

After all these years one thing remains:  Chris Hammack loves to whittle and make people laugh. Chris’ carving career began 25 years ago after a thirty foot fall landed him in the hospital. During a five month convalescence he picked up a piece of firewood and a pocket knife and began carving caricatures, of which he had sketched as a young boy growing up in Texas. Within two years, Chris began competing in carving competitions returning home with First Place Awards.


The years following would bring national seminars, art pieces presented to U.S Senators, mayors and actors.  Equally, Hammack’s artwork has been featured on Leanin’ Tree cards for over twenty years.  Chris then started a successful business in Colorado and his art work went around the globe.  “I was told one couldn’t make a living whittling.  I’m proud to have proved you can”, Chris says with a smile.
Today, Chris is back to his roots in Texas where he continues to create new characters/scenes and taking them straight to a fresh block of wood.  Through his artwork Chris shares his intuitive knowledge of the cowboy lifestyle and the humor therein. “A good piece of basswood, a freshly sharpened knife and a funny story; all great materials,” Chris proclaims.

For more information about Chris Hammock, visit his website: chrishammackart.com

 

Instructor:
Bob Stadtlander

Bob, a resident of Mantua, Ohio, has been carving since 1990.  He is mostly self taught, but has taken several courses offered by other well known carvers.  He specializes in relief carving, mostly in wood 2” thick or less.  His fascination for woodcarving started at a very young age, however after being influenced by his family’s participation in the woodcarving world, he started carving as a hobby.  After carving for approximately fifteen years, Bob now specializes in scenic relief carving relying on shadow, light, and perspective to give his carvings a life-like feel. 


Bob began showing his work in 1992.  Bob has numerous awards, exhibits widely in the Northeast and Midwest and has taught workshops since 1994.  He has won best of show at the Georgia National Fair, Sunrise Side Woodcarving Show (Oscoda, MI), Wonders in Wood (Dover, Ohio), Art in Wood (Cleveland, Ohio), Mohawk Valley Art and Woodcarving Show (Albany, NY), and the Catatonk Valley Woodcarving Show (Candor, NY.)  Bob has taken on a variety of commission work, but also does much freelance work.  Many of his carvings are contained in private collections.

For more information about Bob Stadtlander, visit his website: stadtlandercarvings.com


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Workshops & Dinner Lecture

All class participants will receive two one-day complimentary admission passes to Historic Sauder Village. You can use this personalized, non-transferable pass on any day of the Woodcarver’s Show. Your passes will be given to you at class check-in and must be presented at the admission desk in order to gain entrance into the Historic Village.


“Carving Western Caricatures” Workshop
with Master Woodcarver
Chris Hammack

Dates:  Wednesday, October 22 - Friday, October 24
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (with one hour lunch break)
Location: Sauder Heritage Inn, Homestead Room
Class Fee:  $350 /Members $325
Class Size:  Minimum 9 / Maximum 14

Skill Level:  All skill levels - No previous carving experience required. Chris will work with each student individually based on their skill level

Description: Learn all aspects of carving western caricatures including sharpening tools, woods, designing, carving techniques, painting and finishing.

Supplies Needed:  a good fixed blade carving knife, small V gouge, U gouge, and a sense of humor!  Some knives will be available for purchase at the class.

Additional Information...  

  • A confirmation and supply list will be forwarded to all confirmed class participants.
  • If the workshop is full, you will be put on a waiting list and notified if space becomes available.
  • Note: Cancellations prior to September 19, 2014 will receive a refund minus a 10% processing fee. No refunds provided after September 19, 2014.
  • Note: If classes do not meet a minimum number of students by September 19, 2014, we may be forced to cancel the class and all fees will be refunded.

 


“Fundamentals of Relief Carving” Workshop with
Bob Stadtlander


Dates: Wednesday, October 22 - Friday, October 24. 
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (with 1 hour lunch break)
Location:  Sauder Heritage Inn, Homestead Room
Class Fee:  $265 ($250 Sauder Village Members) 
Class Size: Minimum 6 / Maximum 12

Class will consist of three days of teaching/carving sessions covering the fundamentals of relief carving.   Each student will choose a project (from a list provided) to complete during the class. Students should be able to complete one beginner project or one large egg during the class. If small eggs are chosen, it may be possible to complete more than one. Students will be expected to furnish his/her own tools and equipment. The class will cover the following:  layout, design, theory of relief and perspective, tool sharpening, using knives and gouges, detailing, and finishing techniques. A supply list will be provided with your confirmation of the workshop. Boards and Eggs, patterns, sharpening system, and paints/solvents used during the class will be provided.  Some supplies will be available for purchase.

Additional Information...  

  • A confirmation and supply list will be forwarded to all confirmed class participants.
  • If the workshop is full, you will be put on a waiting list and notified if space becomes available.
  • Note: Cancellations prior to September 19, 2014 will receive a refund minus a 10% processing fee. No refunds provided after September 19, 2014.
  • Note: If classes do not meet a minimum number of students by September 19, 2014, we may be forced to cancel the class and all fees will be refunded.

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Annual Woodcarver’s Awards Banquet

Date: Saturday, October 25, 6:00 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Chris Hammack
Location: Sauder Heritage Inn
Tickets: $25.00 per person (pre-registration required)

In addition to your workshops, plan to join us for the annual Woodcarver’s Awards Banquet on Saturday evening. After a delicious buffet dinner, awards are presented for winning exhibitors at the show and Chris Hammack will serve as our guest speaker.
 



Registration

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Discounts on Class Fees... Become a Member!

Help us to Continue Our Programming by Becoming a Member of Historic Sauder Village! Not only do Sauder Village Members receive discounts on class fees, but as a Member you also gain unlimited admission to the Historic Village and discounts in our Gift Shop, General Store and Quilt Shop throughout the term of your membership. Sauder Village, a non-profit public educational institution, is able to continue its programming, such as the Woodcarvers' Show & Workshops because of the generous support of our members. Consider becoming one of our valued Sauder Village Members. Call 800.590.9755 to register your membership and qualify for your class discounts right away!

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Lodging

Why not spend a day or two at Sauder Village and enjoy a relaxing stay in our beautiful Sauder Heritage Inn or Campground!

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Sauder Heritage Inn
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Questions?

Call 800.590.9755 or email info@saudervillage.org

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