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"What a Relief" Carving Workshop

Woodcarvings by W.F. Judt Studio

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CA

June 18-23, 2006

W;F. (Bill) Judt will host his first annual Relief Carving Workshop in his Saskatoon Studio. The purpose of the course is to introduce novice carvers to the full process of relief carving, and to allow experienced and advanced students an opportunity to expand their relief carvign skills. Each studentwill work at his/her own pace on an individually chosen project.

Registration is limited to seven students, to ensure an intimate gathering in a fully equipped relief carving studio.

For more information click HERE or email W.F. Judt at bjudtATsasktel.net

Creative Woodcarving Seminar

Cadillac, MI

June 25-30, 2006

Classes forming in the following subjects:

Realistic Human , Chris Howard, TN.

Realistic Animal (power) Jim Wilsford, TN.

Caricature . Gary Falin. TN, Floyd Rhadigan , MI, Wayne Shinlever, TN.

Ducks. Joy Yax, MI.

Song Birds. Ben Donaghy. MI.

Fish (power) Orlando Villareal. MI.

Wood Burning, Linda Sales , MI.

Canes & Walking Sticks, Silvano Salvador. MI.

Relief Carving, Elaine & Fred Stenman , MN.

Kaliedoscopes, Steve Brown, KY.

Bark Houses. Tony Erickson, FL.

For more information contact Floyd Rhadigan, 734-649-3259 or email to

 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

The 25th Annual Woodcarver's Day

Mystic, CT (Olde Mistick Village, Apple Orchard)

Sat July 8. 9:30am-5pm. Rain date July 9th.

Free admission. Contact Warren J. Blessing Jr. 309 Woodbridge Rd., Coventry, CT 06238, 860-742-3253 or warren@ctvalleywc.com

4th Annual Roundup Northeast 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, Jack Miller, Floyd Rhadigan, Tony Erickson, Jim O'Dea,. 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 tohave a great time. Visitors welcome.

For more informatin email GAReinfried@aol.com

A Gathering Of Woodcarvers 2006

Monday September 18 - Saturday September 23

The Carving Shop, Somonauk, IL


Activities start at 6:00 PM on Monday with a Social (Margarita Seminar) where there will be snacks and drinks while the instructors introduce themselves and give information about their seminars.

There will be about 15 instructors teaching about 60 seminars on woodcarving Many of these seminars are directed toward the beginner carver. They will include carving birds, decoys, relief, in-the-round, busts, bark carving, caricature carving, sharpening and much more. The seminars run 9 AM to 5 PM with an hour off for lunch, Tuesday and through Friday. Some seminars are half-day ($5 plus material), some full day ($10 plus material) and some are more than one day. All payment for seminars go to the instructors to help cover expenses.

To sign up for seminars students can ask the instructor at the beginning of the seminar if they have any room left or you may call Bob Mau (basswood@aol.com ) (630-556-4253) to reserve a space.

Camping is available on grass sites, for a cost of $10 per night ($5 for instructors). There is electricity and some water hook-ups available. Please reserve your site with Sandie Roosa (outdoor1@ulster.net ).

Motel rooms available at the Super 8 Motel in Yorkville (630-553-1634) about 10 miles from the GOW. Amerihost Inn (815) 895-4979 (about 22 miles) in Sycamore Illinois.

On your own for breakfast and lunch. Monday evening there are margaritas and spoon tacos. There is a Chili Dump on Tuesday night (bring some chili and dump it into a big pot) or $2 per person. Wednesday night is potluck. If you don't bring a plate to pass you can eat for $2 per person. Thursday night is on your own with a pizza place a few doors down or restaurants in the area. Friday night is hot dogs and chips around the campfire with music and song.

Tuesday evening Ol' Don Burgdorf is doing a talk on creating a likeness of someone in wood. Wednesday evening is the 'Blanket Trade' where you can swap your unused tools and supplies. Thursday evening is a power-carving demo with a tool sale. Friday evening we sit around the campfire singing and listening to music and stories. There is a whittling contest, doing cane segments, where the canes will be raffled off to help cover GOW expenses. You can pick up the blanks beginning Monday and must have them finished and back in Thursday evening at 9 PM..

Bring your carved, painted or burned ornament for the ornament exchange.

Middle September it is still warm during the day. However it gets cool at night so a sweater or jacket is recommended.

Instructors currently scheduled include (tentatively)

Your GOW hosts are, Joe and Sharon Dillett (food and facilities), Sandie Roosa (registration, camping and activities) and Bob Mau.(Seminar instructors and scheduling).

More info here http://www.thecarvingshop.com/gow_2006.htm

Tri-City Carvers (MI)

Wood Carving & Art Sale

Sunday September 24, 2006

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Bay Valley, Royal Troon Ballroom

For more information, visit the club web site HERE