Class # 7 – Instructor: Bill Payne
Momma Bear with Cub laying across her back: - Skill level: I, A 
Cost: $25.00 per day + Blanks $25.00 - 4 day class  Monday - Thursday
Minimum students: 6 per day, Maximum: 8 per day

Bill is offering a 4 day carving class for Intermediate to Advanced carvers. The project from a rough out of a Momma bear with a cub laying across her back. Your projects will be carved using knives, gouges and other hand tools. You will need to bring a wood burner to texture the hair.  If You have any questions about Bill’s class please contact him. Email:

About Bill: Bill Payne is a native Kansan, he has lived in Oklahoma long enough to claim his "Okie" citizenship. His entire working career was spent in aviation. 
Working with the Air Force, the Air National Guard and American Airlines.
His love for working with wood began in a high school shop class. During the early years of family life he built many pieces of furniture for the home.  His love for woodcarving developed while his boy's were in Boy Scouts. Making neckerchief sliders was a starter but soon led to more ambitious projects. He joined the Eastern Oklahoma Woodcarvers Association in 1974 and has been active in promoting woodcarving ever since. He has taken woodcarving classes from a number of master carver's and has become a woodcarving teacher.  Annually he has traveled to woodcarving shows around the country and has won numerous awards for his carvings. He also became a skilled judge of woodcarving and has judged woodcarving shows throughout the midwest. He likes to try different kinds of wood, including domestic and imported.  His favorite saying is "I'll try any kind of wood once."