Create a Comforting Doodlebird

July 7, 2022

Schedule: 8:30-11:30 am Thu

Instructor: Ann Ristow

Registration Deadline: June 27

Purchase one Woodlanders Day Fee for each day you plan to participate in the Woodlanders Gathering.

Description

Ann will provide a charming litle hand-carved wooden bird and show you how to add your own unique doodled designs. Ann has lots of fun ways to help you create beautiful intriguing structured patterns and add a wax finish. When life feels challenging, wrap your hands around your Comfort Creature, give it a rub and remind yourself to have a wonderful day. Makes a lovely gift.

Class size 12

Student Supply List
The birds are hand-carved and sealed. The fee also includes 2 pens, practice tiles and instruction sheet.

  • Materials Fee $25

Instructor

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Ann Ristow

I now live in a small town of Hopkinton, Iowa. Spent most of my adult life taking all kinds of craft classes. The ones I enjoyed I practiced a lot so I could master them. Some of the crafts I really enjoyed most include carving, knitting, tatting, Hedebo, papercutting and Zentangle. I try to incorporate some of the crafts together.…Read More

I now live in a small town of Hopkinton, Iowa. Spent most of my adult life taking all kinds of craft classes. The ones I enjoyed I practiced a lot so I could master them. Some of the crafts I really enjoyed most include carving, knitting, tatting, Hedebo, papercutting and Zentangle. I try to incorporate some of the crafts together. I have really enjoyed putting Zentangle on carvings. When people see them, they ask me to teach classes. I really enjoy passing along the craft to others.

Workshops

Zentangle

Scherenschnitte

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Bob Ristow

Bob Ristow has been interested in Shaker Oval Boxes ever since he visited the Canterbury Shake Village in New Hampshire. To advance his knowledge in box making, he attended several classes taught by John Wilson at the Home Shop in Charlotte, MI. Since then, Bob has demonstrated these procedures at several woodcarving clubs in IA, MN as well as at a number of rustic retreats as far away as Montana.…Read More

Bob Ristow has been interested in Shaker Oval Boxes ever since he visited the Canterbury Shake Village in New Hampshire. To advance his knowledge in box making, he attended several classes taught by John Wilson at the Home Shop in Charlotte, MI. Since then, Bob has demonstrated these procedures at several woodcarving clubs in IA, MN as well as at a number of rustic retreats as far away as Montana. He is always experimenting with different woods, shapes, and sizes to make these boxes. His other interests include woodcarving, wood turning, winemaking and fiber arts.

Workshops

Carve and Decorate a “Little Nothings” Box

Registration Policies & Waiting Lists

Class Confirmation
You will receive a registration confirmation via email. If you do not have an email address, you will receive a snail-mail confirmation.

Please read your class confirmation carefully as it may include a supply list and other important details, and note our current COVID-19 protocols on our Planning Your Workshop Experience page.

Materials Fees
Many classes have materials fees in addition to the tuition. These are identified in the class listing and are usually paid with the tuition payment, however in some cases materials fees are paid directly to the instructor at class time (check the class listing).

Cancellation Policy
While we recognize that life intrudes and plans change, in consideration of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for classes, we must adhere to the following cancellation policies:

Student cancellations

> Cancellations made 31 days before the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are eligible for a full refund less 25% of the workshop fee OR a gift certificate in the full amount of the workshop fee. The gift certificate can be applied to workshops or lodging through Dec. 31 of the following year and is transferable.

> Cancellations made 30 days or less than the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are not eligible for refunds. We encourage all students to purchase trip insurance.

> Cancellation requests must be made by calling our office at (608) 987-3292.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with your class, please refer to our lodging page for the lodging cancellation policy.

Cancellations by Shake Rag Alley

> If Shake Rag Alley must cancel a class you will be notified immediately via email or phone and will receive a full refund.

> If a class does not meet a minimum number of students, it may be cancelled. A decision to cancel a class due to under enrollment will be made on the day following the published registration deadline.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with a class cancelled by Shake Rag Alley, you may receive a full refund on lodging should you wish to cancel the lodging. Please call the office at (608) 987-3292.

Waiting Lists

If a workshop you are interested in is sold out, please fill out this waiting list form. We will contact you if a spot becomes available. The class code requested on the form is the Workshop ID shown at left, beneath the Add to Cart button.

Woodlanders Thursday

Did you remember to purchase your day fee?

Add the $115 Woodlanders Day Fee for Thursday to your cart, then select as many Thursday workshops as you wish, ensuring that your choices don’t overlap times. Materials fees listed at the end of each workshop description will be added to the shopping cart as you make your selections.

Day fees include: your choice of workshops, lunch, snacks, beverages, and evening activities. Thursday and Sunday registrants are welcome to attend evening events on Friday or Saturday.

Thursday, July 7, Workshop Schedule:

7:30-8:30                    Registration check-in

8:30-11:30       A01     Rustic Forked Branch Shelf: David Eagan

8:30-11:30       A02    Elgin Twig Mosaic: Elizabeth Johanna

8:30-11:30       A03     Comforting Doodle Bird: Ann Ristow

11:30-1:00                  Lunch on the Green

1:00-5:00        A04     Carve a Linocut Leaf: Richard Moninski

1:00-5:00        A05     Weave a Versatile Willow Cone: Mary Kopecky

1:00-5:00        A06     TeePee Garden Trellis: Dan Soman

1:00-5:00        A07     Carve a Doodle Fox: Ann Ristow

1:00-3:30        A08     Leather Coasters: Carole Spelić

Workshop ID 22W188-A03 Catalog