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Carve Traditional Wooden Swiss Toys

Saturday, November 3     09:30 AM

Lee Valley Tools Inc., 1876 Cooper Road, Unit 180, Kelowna Locate on the map

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Saturday, November 3, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. \r\nand Sunday, November 4, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. A perfect beginners\' course to start woodcarving! You will learn how to carve three different farm animals, (cow, Bernese mountain dog and goat) following traditional designs found in the Bernese Alps. You will also learn how to paint the finished carvings and attach leather tails and horns. All tools and materials provided.\r\nFee: $150.00\r\n \r\n \r\nLars Baggenstos started his apprenticeship as a wood sculptor at the Woodcarving School of the Canton of Bern (in Switzerland) in 2001. During the four years of his apprenticeship, he mastered ornament and animal carving as well as human sculpture. Lars then opened a studio at Lake Lucerne in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Since then he has worked on his own projects and commissions, and for theater and film sets. After working for five years as a sculptor, Lars joined the School of Arts in Zurich to acquire a degree in the fine arts. Since 2015 Lars has lived with his Canadian wife in the West Kootenays, where he works as a sculptor and illustrator.

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  • Sunday, November 4 10:30 AM