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Dylan Goodson

Artist Bio
Dylan Goodson started carving in 2000 at the age of fourteen. After three years of trying to learn on his own, he bought his first carving book. In 2005 he took his first carving class, and hasn't looked back. He enjoys going to woodcarving shows around the US, he has won major awards at some of them and has been an exhibitor at the International Woodcarvers Congress and Dayton, Ohio's “Artistry in Wood” show for several years. During the spring of 2010 he spent two weeks studying woodcarving and gilding in Austria. Since 2007 he has been teaching classes on Relief carving and figures, and has found that he enjoys teaching just as much as carving. Over the course of 2012 Dylan has renovated a historic building in Wetumpka, Alabama which he and Carole Jean Boyd are using as a studio. Dylan is a member of both the Central Alabama Woodcarvers Assn. and the Tannehill Woodcarvers Club. To learn more about him, and to see examples of his work go to and check out his studio's Facebook page,

Class description

Relief Scene or Human Figure - Dylan Goodson

This is your chance to learn how to create realistic portraits!  Dylan will be teaching a class on how he creates low relief portraits with only a 1” thick board.  The subject of the class project will be an old cowboy/rancher.  (See Photo) The project size will 10.5” x13” and it will only be one inch thick.  This is your chance to learn how to get the most depth possible out of a piece of wood while working on the realism and expression of your faces.

If you are a returning student that wishes to finish a project started previously or take on a different project then you will need to contact Dylan beforehand. 

Dylan can be contacted at 256-496-6797 or by email: .  To see more examples of his work and to learn more about Dylan, visit his website:

 Blanks:             $20-30 depending on wood prices

Tools:                Full or intermediate sized mallet tools are recommended, but not required. A carving stand provided by Dylan for the class.

Power Tools:    Only Reciprocating carvers (power chisels) allowed.

Skill Level:           All skill levels.

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