The Lake of the Ozarks Woodcarving Club held a cottonwood bark-carving seminar in July.

The Lake of the Ozarks Woodcarving Club held a cottonwood bark-carving seminar in July. It was taught by club member, Loren Woodard, of Sunrise Beach and was held at The Community of Christ Church at 42 Sunset Drive in Camdenton. Loren has taught all over the country and is an artist of The Juried Missouri Hands.

With Loren’s instruction, the students either carved a human face on their piece of bark or a whimsical house. For the human bust the students learned techniques for carving hats, beards, hair, noses, eyes, ears, mustaches, and more. For the whimsical house Loren guided the students in carving stairs, walls, roofs, windows, shingles, and more.

When asked to comment, Loren said that he was proud of our club as a whole, and that the students taking his class did a great job with their carvings.

The Lake of the Ozarks Woodcarvers Club meets the third Monday of every month at 7:00 P.M. at the Camdenton United Methodist Church. Beginners are welcome.

Also, there is open carving weekly at the senior center at the following places: in Laurie on Wednesdays from 12:15; in Camdenton on Thursdays at 9:00; the new senior center in Osage Beach on Osage Beach Parkway on Tuesdays at 9:00 and also the 1st and 2nd Thursdays.

In Lebanon there is a carving group on Wednesdays at 9:00 at the Peggy Summers Library. For more information about the club call President Stan Kasiske at 417-532-3999. The club’s web-site is: lakeozarkswoodcarvers.org.