has been carving since 1985 and loves it more with every passing
year. Not only does he carve for the enjoyment, but he also passes
along the craft to others by teaching carving classes. For the last 10
years he has taught at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brass Town,
NC. As well as the Tennessee Valley Wood Carver School in Crossville,
TN. Also the Wood Crafts Shop in Knoxville, TN. In addition to various
private clubs up and down the Eastern coast.
He has won more
competition ribbons than he can keep up with. In the National Santa
Claus Carving Competition he has received 2 Honorable Mentions in 4
years of entries. However, in 2006 he walked away with the Grand Prize
in the competition! His entries into the International Caricature
Carvers Competition have earned a 2nd and 3rd best in show. In 2008 he
was the Winner of the CCA - 1st Best of Show.
Visit his website at www.carvingsbywayne.com.
Click on the name of the DVD to see a sample video and more information.
Carving a Sleepy Santa
Wayne carve his Sleepy Santa that won the 2008 CCA National
Championship. Starting from a roughout, Wayne shows you how to carve a
Santa face, hair and beard. Then Wayne shows you how to carve hands,
clothes and wrinkles. Then he teaches you how to carve the candle that
Santa is holding. This is a 2 DVD set and comes with a pattern and
color pictures of the finished carving.
Carving Christmas Ornaments
Wayne Shinlever carve 2 different Santa Ornaments. You can carve these
from roughouts or one can be carved from a basswood egg and the other
from a block of wood. Wayne, starting from a roughout, shows you how to
make closed and open eyes. He also shows you how to make a mouth with
or without teeth. You'll be an expert in no time following Wayne's
award winning techniques.
Wayne demonstrate his techniques for detailing hair, faces and
clothing, with this Cowboy. He takes you from roughing out to carving
facial detail to clothing and everywhere in-between.
Wayne's Conventional Santa is in Carving Magazine - Holiday 09 issue.
Wanye carve his most requested carving. Wayne is known for his Santa's.
He has a way of carving eyes on his Santa's that make them look
extremely happy. You will also see him carve a full Santa suit,
including fur, belt, boots and wrinkles.
Wayne's Glass Santa Ornament is in Woodcarving Illustrated- Holiday 09 issue.
this DVD, Wayne demonstrates how to make a quick and easy Santa face.
The way Wayne carves and paints this ornament makes it look like it is
made of glass. See his requested technique for carving hair and
mustaches, as well as a full santa face.
of carving all your figures with facial hair? Afraid of detailing
faces? Wayne makes it simple to achieve award winning detail in this
DVD. He takes a traditional Christmas ornament and puts his little spin
on it. Eliminating the mustache, adding a full mouth and adding some
work on the cheeks helps this Elf look like he's laughing.
Wayne demonstrate his National Award Winning technique for painting and
finishing his carvings. Wayne is known for the special look of his
finished pieces. He likes the wood grain to show through all his
carvings and has developed a technique that allows that look to shine