Thursday, September 15, 2011

Visiting Artist: Matt Smith

Today woodcarver, Matt Smith, visited NCMS to put his talents on display. Throughout the day Smith gave demonstrations to our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade art students.

Despite the cold and wet weather, everyone enjoyed watching Smith at work. We learned that it takes 3+ chainsaws to create a single sculpture! During his visit Smith created a penguin, eagle, and fish, all of which will eventually be raffled off to the community!

A special thanks to Morgan Day at North Canton Patch and Lisa Reicosky at the Canton Repository for coming out and supporting the NC Art Department.



  1. Lily B. Pd. 4
    I was so amazed at his work and passion for sculpting. It was an amazing opportunity and truely a wonderful experience. I wish I could do it myself but I'm not as gifted as him.

  2. Lily, you are gifted in your own way! Maybe one day you will be able to pick up a chainsaw and carve :)

    Thanks for you comment!