Okanagan to host Wood Carving class led by master carver

August 22, 2018

Okanagan College will be hosting the Indigenous Wood Carving class again on its campus this Fall. Indigenous Wood Carving is led by master carver and Cree Métis artist Darren McKenzie, and includes basic carving techniques for beginners, as well as more challenging projects. McKenzie explained that the course does not require participants to have any previous artistic knowledge or Indigenous carving experience. This year’s version of the course will feature more power tools, shortcuts, and secret tricks of the art form. “Normally I prep everything because it saves time. People expect to show up and start carving,” explained McKenzie. “But with this course, I’m going to show them more about layout, take them through the journey the long way, from start to finish.” Nation Talk