Learn basic woodcarving skills and take home your own Santa ornament!  Students will be provided the wood blank, along with a quality carving knife, protective Kevlar glove and thumb guard.  This class is designed as a beginner’s class but some experience handling a knife and working with wood will be helpful.  The participants will learn proper carving techniques with emphasis on safety.  They will also leave with an understanding of the nature of wood and various finishing options.  The class will be taught at the Dairy Building from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Lunch will be on your own.  The cost is $25 per student.  Class size is limited to 10 students. Register by calling 309 927-3899 or emailing bhha@mymctc.net   This workshop is sponsored by the BHHA and the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency.