Loren Woodard: Instructor Carver

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Loren Woodard
Loren Woodard

Loren has been carving for twenty-two years and carves a variety of different subjects. He has a great love of Christmas and hence, carves many Santa Clauses, Snowmen, and Christmas ornaments throughout the year. In addition, Loren carves caricature and realistic human subjects.

Loren has studied under many of the nation's well known carvers such as John Burke, Jeff Phares, Stu Marten, Gerald Sears, Phil and Vickie Bishop, Harold Enlow, John Engler, Fred and Elaine Stenman, Debbie Edwards, and several others.

In addition to taking classes, Loren teaches several carving classes each year. He teaches a variety of classes. Please contact Loren if you are interested in a carving class for your club.

Loren is on the editor's panel of Carving Magazine, writes "how-to" articles for Carving Magazine, teaches woodcarving, and is happy to co-sponsor the Ozarks Woodcarving Seminar with John Engler.

Loren has been guest carver at Silver Dollar City for the past 15 years. In addition, he has worked the SDC Craft Festival, now known as the Harvest Festival, with John Engler for 12 years, and has demonstrated his carving skills at the Peter Engler Designs shop in the Grand Village.

Loren lives at the Lake of the Ozarks with his wife Carole. He has appeared on local television demonstrating wood carving and has appeared on the local Faribault, MN television several times, while teaching carving classes at Faribault.

Loren is a twenty-two year member of the Lake of the Ozarks Woodcarving Club and has held every office that the club has. He is the longtime seminar director for the club and is responsible for between eight and ten seminars per year for the club.

In addition to Loren's carvings, Carole, is also a carver. Carole has been carving for ten years. Most of her work is in the relief style. Carole has studied under John Engler and Fred and Elaine Stenman for a number of years.

You can see more of Loren's work at www.woodcarvers-gallery.com/

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See pictures of finished projects below

Bark House


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