In August The Lake of the Ozarks Woodcarvers Club sponsored a bark carving seminar held at The Community of Christ Church at 42 Sunset Drive in Camdenton.

In August The Lake of the Ozarks Woodcarvers Club sponsored a bark carving seminar held at The Community of Christ Church at 42 Sunset Drive in Camdenton.

The class was taught by Loren Woodard of Sunrise Beach. Loren has been teaching all over the country and is an artist of the Juried Missouri Hands.

The students got one-on-one instruction on carving a human bust in cottonwood bark or a whimsical house, also in bark. Loren helped them with their facial features while carving wood spirits, Native Americans, Santas, or mountain men. The whimsical houses were lighthouses or whimsical cottages with old stairs, doors, and windows - any magical architectural structure in the student’s imagination.

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. Jim Long teaches a carving project at 4:00 before the meeting. Also, there is open carving weekly at the senior center at the following places: There’s carving in Laurie on Wednesdays from 12:15. There’s carving at the senior center in Camdenton on Thursdays at 9:00. There’s carving at the new senior center in Osage Beach on Osage Beach Parkway on Tuesdays at 9:00. 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 Loren Woodard at 573-480-2003.

The club’s web-site is: lakeozarkswoodcarvers.org.