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Course Overview

Weathered lines on faces can tell a thousand stories…and present a challenge to any woodcarver. Face up to any fears you may have and spend two days carving eyes, ears, noses, mouths and beards with Bruce Futterer. Focusing especially on fishermans’ faces, Bruce will have a number of projects from which students can select, including basswood blanks shaped like antique fishing net floats, and a variety of wooden-handled utensils. For those interested, a multi-faced walking stick is a possibility as well. This two day course will provide ample time to engage in several projects, practice skills, and explore ideas. Beginners and advanced students welcome.

Session Information

This course is part of Wood Week! Plan to attend the Carvers Conference on March 6, a day of speakers, demonstrations, skill shares and community gatherings free for all enrolled students, including the rare mid-winter pizza bake. Come early or stay late! Full schedule available in early 2020.


Wed, Mar 4th, 2020  –  Thu, Mar 5th, 2020

Course Details

Length: 2 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 14+
Tuition: $190.00
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: Varies ($5-$20)


You will need the following tools for this class:

All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

  • Carving tools
  • wooden-handled utensils
  • walking stick/cane

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Bruce Futterer
Bruce Futterer
Russellville, AR

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Carving Facial Detail - 3/4/2020