Woodcarving the Nativity in the Folk Art Style
Step-by-Step Instructions and Patterns for a 15-Piece Manger Scene
By Shawn Cipa
Over the years, the story of the nativity has been depicted by thousands of artists, in ca variety of art forms. But, when one thinks of a nativity, visions of a hand-carved wooden set often come to mind. Now, carvers looking to create a family heirloom of their own will learn to carve a full 15-piece manger scene with award-winning artist, Shawn Cipa.
First, you will learn to carve and paint the 3 central figures: Joseph, Mary and the Holy child through full-color, step-by-step carving demonstrations. Then, you will find front and side-view patterns for an additional 11 figures. Each project features full material lists and painting color schemes to help bring your carving to life. A construction pattern for a simple stable rounds out the scene.