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2nd Annual Suwanee River Woodcarvers Roundup

Manatee Springs State Park,

Chiefland, FL

March 29-April 2, 2006

The second annual Suwanee River Woodcarvers Roundup in Florida will be held Wednesday March 29 through Sunday, April 2, 2006. This is an unstructured, no pressure, carefree carving event with very few guidelines. No matter what your age, if you already carve, would like to improve your skills, or would like to learn how, come for a few quiet days of wood carvers getting together to have a great time cutting up!!!

Carving classes Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The only instructional cost would be for materials needed and a $5.00 registration fee.

This Roundup will be held at the Manatee Springs State Park, 11650 N.W. 115th St., Chiefland, FL 32626. To Make reservation for camping/RVs at the park call Reserve America at 1-800-326-3521 or go online at www.floridastateparks.org. Basic campsite fee with hookups $16.

Other accommodations in area:

See web site http://www.geocities.com/podea_2000/ for updated class info.

Call Jim O'Dea at 941-697-2002 jeodeATaol.com or Tony Erickson at 352 665-7679 ajecaATaol.com to let us know your are coming so we have adequate table space. Bring your own chairs if you can.

Santa Clara Valley Carvers

39th Annual Wood carving and Wood turning Show

Prospect Hight School, Sarataga, CA

April 8th and 9th 2006


7th Annual Woodcarvers Roundup

Osceola County Fairgrounds in Evart M

June 14 -17, 2006

The Roundup is a very friendly un-structured carving event for everyone. No matterwhat your age if you already carve, would like to improve on your skills, or would like to learn how, come join us for a great time cutting up!! No need to be here for all four days, you are welcome to join us at any time during the Roundup. Many come a few days ahead just for extra fun and fellowship. Over 50 workshops are on a first come basis. You can join many of them any time of the day. This is your opportunity to try different types of carving before purchasing the tools you need.

For informatiion at www.evartroundup.com

 Wooden Marionette Workshops

Learn how to create wooden marionette from design to final product with Miroslav Trejtnar and Zdar Sorm , leading Czech puppet artists and experienced teachers based in Prague, the Czech Republic.

Arlington, VA
June 20-June 30
Lee Arts Center

Students will design and create one 20" wooden marionette

Albertvillee. AL
July 8 -July 22
The Leverett Farm "Puppet Barn"

Students will carve two 30" marionettes; one hung on strings, the other hung on a wire using the traditional Czech method

Additonal information HERE

Creative Woodcarving Seminar

June 25 - 30

Cadillac, MI

Topics and Instructors include:

Realistic Human - Chris Howard

Realistic Animal (power) - Jim Wilsford

Caricature - Gary Falin, Floyd Rhadigan and Wayne Shinlever

Ducks - Joy Yax

Song Birds - Ben Donaghy.

Fish (power) - Orlando Villareal

Wood Burning - Linda Sales

Canes & Walking Sticks - Silvano Salvador.

Relief Carving - Elaine & Fred Stenman

Kaliedoscopes - Steve Brown

Bark Houses - Tony Erickson


For more information contact Floyd Rhadigan

287 Riverview Dr. Saline, Mi. 48176. 734-649-3259

floyd@fantasycarving.com www.fantasycarving.com

4th Annual RouNorthEast Woodcarvers Roundup

July 23 - 26, 2006

Cherry Ridge Campsites & Lodging

Honesdale, Pa. (the beautiful upper Pocono Mountains)

Free workshops from 22 of the top carvers, including Jack Miller, Floyd Rhadigan, Tony Erickson, Jim O'Dea, and Sally & David Nye. We will have relief, Alpine Relief, Chip Carving, Power Carving, Bark Carving, Knife making, Caricatures, Woodburning just to mention a few.
This is a very un-structured, no pressure, carefree carving event, if you carve, would like to improve on your skills or would like to learn how, come for a few quite days of wood carvers getting together to have a great time. Visitors welcome.

For more information email GAReinfriedATaolDOTcom

"Traditional Decorative Wood Carving" with Fred Wilbur
Cortona, Italy
September 9-16, 2006
One-week intensive wood carving workshop.

All-inclusive* workshop includes:
-Free escorted group travel from Rome to Cortona September 9, 2006
-Instruction in the studio and on location
-Seven nights three-star accomodations in historic Cortona** (private room & bath)
-Local museums and events
-All meals*** (Italian breakfast, lunch and dinner)
-Daily wine tasting opportunities
-Day sightseeing trips to Florence and Assisi
-A farewell wine tasting dinner
Enrollment, Accommodation & Meals plans start at US$2449.00

More information here: hometown.aol.com/infotuscany/TraditionalDecorativeWoodCarving
Or contact: Fred Wilbur, Instructor  fwilbur


6th Annual "Spit n' Whittle" Social Carving Weekend

September 8-10, 2006

Osceola County Fairgrounds in Evart MI

More information at www.evartroundup.com