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Wood Carving at Amboy 4-H Environmental Ed Center Sep 24

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An example of a beautiful nuthatch carving at a previous Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center wood carving event. An example of a beautiful nuthatch carving at a previous Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center wood carving event. Submitted photo

On Sunday, September 24th at 2 p.m. Oswego County artist, Penny Kimball, will return to the Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center to teach Introduction to Wood Carving as part of our Nature Inspires series. Program participants will use chisels, gouges, and a mallet to create a delightful work of art. Carving tools and supplies will be provided; however participants may bring their own set of tools if desired.

Wood relief carving is most easily described as carving pictures into a flat surface. Participants will be using chisels, gouges, and a mallet to create a delightful bird on a tree branch. Carving tools and supplies will be provided; however, participants may bring their own set of tools if desired.

Penny Kimball, resident of Orwell in Oswego County, started carving a few years ago. Her initial purpose for learning to carve was to create marionette heads for her puppets. However, now she has fallen in love with this art form and wants to carve everything.

The program fee for this artistic workshop is $4.00 per kit plus a $4 program fee per person. Pre-registration including $8 payment is required since seating is limited. For safety reasons, the class is only open to individuals 12 years of age and older. To register for this program, please contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County 4-H Program at 963-7286.

Nature Inspires is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature and administered by CNY Arts. Wood Carving in the Round is being held at the Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center located on State Route 183 in eastern Oswego County. Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.

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