June 18,2018

John Henderson has agreed to mentor a Stone Carving Class for the kids who attend the Summer Camp at our Bensenville Recreation Center again, this year. The classes will begin on Monday July 7 ato 12:nd will go from 10:00 to 12:00 every Monday for the next several weeks. John needs 1 or 2 people to help supervise the kids for each class. You don't need to know how to carve stone to help out. Mainly the assistance he needs is relative to monitoring student behavior and keeping clean wet towels available for each child. If you can help, even for one or a few classes, please call John (708-344-9719) and let him know.

Denny Newbauer is a gentleman who owned his own factory in the past. Some of you may own a knife made by Denny. Knife forging class with Denny scheduled for 7/24/18. He provides the blades and handles. You can choose the shape of the blade you want. The handles we used before were made by filling a cactus skeleton with a Bondo-type material, and were quite fun to do. He also makes wonderful small carvings, and brought some to the last class. If you would be interested in coming to this class, please call or e-mail Leon Sirota at 630-487-9048. Cost of class $35 (include materials to made 1 knife)

Bob Mau will be coming on July 14 (Saturday) to teach facial features during a 6 hour class. The class will cost $30 if we can get the same type of space we used before at the office building in Park Ridge. If we are unable to get that space, we can rent a room at the Bensenville Recreation Center, and the cost will be $35..

Don Szypura announced that Dorothy Lawinger has finally reached the final stages of dealing with John Hagensick's estate. Dorothy has offered whatever left-overs in the house to members of our club. He and Dorothy will be at the house on Fridays from 10:00 until 3:00 until July 5. If you would like to go, please call Don at 773-814-4926. Anything left at 3pm July 5 will be disposed of.


The Dayton, Ohio Artistry in Wood Show is coming up. If you are planning a summer trip, this is, we believe the largest carving event of the year. Complete information can be found at daytoncarvers.com or on Facebook at "Artistry in Wood, Dayton OH"

Some of our members spent a good part of the meeting painting their carvings. Everyone who participated seemed pleased with the results.

Those members who attended Congress gave a synopsis of their experience. As usual, it was an educational and fun event.

******Next meeting we will talk about sharpening, and Angie Ruiz will discuss oil pastels as an option to color your pieces.******