Spoon Carving Workshop with Tony Perelli: June 30, 2018
Join Tony Perelli for a Spoon Carving Workshop at the WMC this summer! You can learn more about Tony's woodwork and previous workshops HERE. There are 5 major phases of the course that will be followed by student practice and work. We'll begin with an introduction and safety that will lead into log splitting, design, appropriate technique, and ending with a wooden spoon as the final product. All tools and materials needed will be supplied by the instructor but feel free to bring your own as well. 16 years old and up unless accompanied by an adult.
Tony splits his time as equally as possible between working as an artist and craftsman, time outside exploring and as an educator teaching these things. His workshop is a Yurt on the edge of the Chugach mountains in Alaska.
Participants should plan to be at the WMC campus by 9am on Saturday, June 30th. The day will be spent around the WMC campus. Lunch will be provided to workshop participants. The workshop will conclude around 4:30pm.
Location and Venue:
The WMC is a private nonprofit institute whose mission is connecting people with wildlands through art, science and education in the Wrangell Mountains. The course is based at the WMC's headquarters in the Old Hardware Store in McCarthy, Alaska. The town of McCarthy is set in the heart of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, the largest national park in the U.S. Over 23% larger than Switzerland, Wrangell-St. Elias is world renowned for its wild landscapes, high peaks, massive glaciers and rivers, healthy ecosystems, and dramatic scenery as well as its unique cultural history.
McCarthy is approximately a seven-hour drive from either Anchorage or Fairbanks. It is possible to fly or arrange shuttles from Anchorage to McCarthy, and occasionally we can help arrange carpools for students, though we make no promises. McCarthy and neighboring Kennecott, a national historic landmark, are situated within the Kennicott Valley (note the different spellings between the natural features and historical features.) McCarthy and Kennecott serve locals and travelers alike as a gateway to world-class backcountry opportunities and amazing front country hikes and walks (including access to the Root Glacier); the Kennicott Valley also provides a window into some of the most unique chapters in Alaska's history and an authentic, lively contemporary community.
Meal and Accommodations:
Lunch will be provided and shared communally. Hot water will be also provided for coffee and tea. Every effort will be made to accommodate dietary needs and restrictions with advance notice. Limited storage of equipment will be provided at the WMC campus.
Cost: $75/person. The workshop price includes lunch at the WMC.
Register: To register for this workshop, please pay the $75 workshop fee and you will receive an email confirming your registration. If you prefer, you may also mail a check or register at the Old Hardware Store in McCarthy. Write to email@example.com or call (907) 554-4464 with any questions.