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Event Archive - Introduction to Northwest Coast Wood Carving: Herb Rice

Sat. March 23rd 2013 - Sun. March 24th 2013 Whippletree Junction Cowichan Bay BC (No Minors)
9am - 5pm both days
Opening: Thursday 1st January 1970
Presented by: Herb Rice / Salish Master Carver

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Cultural / Heritage:
Introduction to Woodcarving

Whippletree Junction, south of Duncan, Vancouver Island

March 23 and 24 2013
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

This two day workshop is specifically for those who have been interested in carving and would like to enhance their present ability or "awaken a sleeping interest."
Herb Rice will introduce you to the art of knife making and care. We will look at the different types of wood available and discuss how to prepare and use them.
The introductory course will deal with basic technique and design concept of Northwest Coast Native Indian woodcarving.
So limber your fingers up and do some strengthening exercises, it takes up a lot more energy then you may think.
Wood, designs and knives will be provided.

COST: $ 300.00 plus tax where applicable
Due to the individual attention offered, class size is limited so pre-registration and nonrefundable $100.00 deposit are required.

This course will include a three knife carving set that is yours to keep!
email me: [email protected]
call me: 250 701 3086cell


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Herb Rice (Northwest Coast Native Art)

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Herb Rice is a First Nation Artist of Coast Salish descent from the Cowichan Valley. He is a wood carver whose approach to his work is to combine the richness of his heritage with a more contemporary perception. Herb's art is rendered on wood in forms of Wall Panels, Doors, Totems, Talking Sticks and Figurines, all of which reflect legends, teach... more info
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The Cowichan Valley Regional District is a broad geographic region stretching from the Malahat to North Oyster and from the Cowichan Lake to Thetis Island.

The region's artists are represented by 5 sub-regional arts councils with support from the CVRD Arts and Culture Division