Kathy Wise has always had a strong love for animals along with a talent for sculpture. She has worked with many Giftware companies including Enesco, Simson, Westland, United Design and Encore Group. Kathy has designed over 1000 different animal sculptures in over 40 lines that have been sold worldwide. She has worked in many medias including bronze, ceramic and wood. Kathy’s first intarsia pieces came about in 2002 when she began designing custom patterns for her father-in-law’s Intarsia craft business. In the fall of 2004, Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts published the first article by Kathy, and she has now been published over 60 times. She was the winner of five Intarsia first place awards (2006-2011) and people’s choice award (2011) in the Design in Wood show, San Diego. She is the author of four books: Intarsia Animals: Woodworking the Wise Way, Intarsia Birds: Woodworking the Wise Way, Intarsia Woodworking Projects and Intarsia Woodworking for Beginners. Kathy was a featured artist in The Difference Makers, published by The Lost Art Press.

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We have taken HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of photos over the years of our students, instructors, and staff — during classes, after classes, and at various gatherings. Throughout this brochure and on our website, you will see many photos that were taken prior to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Images of people without masks or not practicing social distancing were taken before the pandemic and before the safety practices were implemented. Please rest assured, we follow all of the safety precautions and guidelines mandated by our local and state health officials. Community means everything to us —we aim to provide a safe environment for all who teach and learn at MASW. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our practices, or would like more detailed information about the school’s health and safety guidelines, please do not hesitate to call or email us!