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WAG School of Woodcarving

The best carving classes in the southeast. Crossville,Tennessee

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Vic Hood


Vic Hood is the president of a unique building corporation, Leatherwood, Inc., which specializes in historic restoration. As a restorationist, Vic has been responsible for the restoration of several presidential houses, national landmarks, national monuments and house museums. He started carving in 1991, concentrating on carving full-size human busts for which he has won 83 awards, including several Best of Show awards. His most treasured honor was to be selected to create a Christmas ornament for the White House in 2001. Vic is one of the founders of the Leipers Fork Carving Club in Leipers Fork, Tennessee. Vic studied carving under John Burke and Larry Rogers for several years before becoming a carving instructor himself.

He currently teaches classes on carving the human bust at several major workshops around the country and at individual club workshops. Due to Vic's experience in competitive pumpkin carving, he was invited to be the featured pumpkin carver at the 2003 Gentry Farms Pumpkin Festival. Vic, along with Jack Williams, co-authored Carving Found Wood, published by Fox Chapel Publishing Co., Inc.


bringshis extensive knowledge to help you step-by-step in making a realistic human bust.  Vic has special techniques that will help you to add detail, movement and realism to your carvings. From layout to rough out to detail, you will learn the best way to carve the human face from one of the masters.

$425.00 for the 3 Day Class and Room & Board

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