Debbe Edwards is a Native American Indian sculptor from Northeast Oklahoma. She is a member of the Cherokee Nation. Animals have always been a big part of her life, from raising wild animals to training and raising Quarter Horses. She credits her grandfather for teaching her respect, patience, love, and deep insight about all animals. Debbie began carving in 1990 and has been teaching woodcarving classes for 24 years. Debbe has won numerous awards at Woodcarving Shows and Fine Art Shows. You can view some of her work at www.debbeedwards.com
Debbe’s classes are a learning opportunity combined with the fun of carving a realistic animal. Her classes focus on the anatomy of the animal, muscle structure, hair movement and painting to create the realism that Debbe is known for. Much attention is also given to expression, thus putting life into the animal’s eyes. Debbe teaches through a combination of group discussion and individual instruction.
Suggested tools for both classes: safety glove, knife, #3 and #5 gouges, 1/2″ and 1/4″ U gouges, veiners in sizes 3/16″, 1 mm, and 2 mm and a wood burner if you have one.
Debbe Edwards’ classes are being subsidized in part with grant monies made possible by the North Dakota Council on the Arts. This is an incredible opportunity to be able to work with a nationally known artist at these reduced prices.
Class Project: Rabbit
April 13, 14, 15; Friday 9:00-5:00, Saturday and Sunday 8:00-11:00
Cost: $100.00 + blank ($19)
Class Project: Snow Leopard
April 16, 17; 9:00-5:00 with break for lunch
Cost: $100.00 + blank ($24)
This class is held at “In the Chips” 303 N. 21st St, Moorhead, MN