Gretna Retreat 2013

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Wahpeton Carving Weekend 2012

Posted on 18. Aug, 2012 by .

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Airbrushing was added to this years woodcarving class at Whapeton .This produced some great looking fish,using the technique of blending colors. Next years class will include habitat, and the option of carving smaller fish to group with aquatic life  

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Gretna Woodcarvers Retreat 2011

Posted on 09. Apr, 2012 by .

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Bass, Crappie, Bluegill, or Perch were the fish projects for the Gretna Retreat this year. The class did a great job on capturing the realistic colors of these fish. Other carvers attending participated in classes including butternut faces, walking canes, whimsical houses, flutes, and chip carving. With the convenience of the classes and cafeteria located […]

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Wahpeton Carving Weekend 2011

Posted on 09. Apr, 2012 by .

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North Dakota State College of Science, Whapeton ND. With the Missouri River challenging travel from Minot, ND to Omaha, NE over 150 enthusiastic wood carvers converged on North Dakota State College June 24-26, 2011. Our fish woodcarving class of twelve students carved, woodburned and painted either a roughout of a Bass, Bluegill or Crappie. Some […]

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Doane Experience 2011

Posted on 07. Dec, 2011 by .

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The Doane Experience 2011 at Doane College Crete, Nebraska was a very creative week for the carving students in our fish carving class.  All the fish were carved and air brushed with great attention to detail.  Gary was  pretty much on his own as solo instructor,as  I was part of the Doane Committee that organized […]

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Wahpeton Carving Weekend 2011

Posted on 07. Jul, 2011 by .

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With the Missouri River challenging travel from Minot, ND to Omaha, NE over 150 enthusiastic wood carvers converged on North Dakota State College June 24-26, 2011. Our fish woodcarving class of twelve students carved, woodburned and painted either a roughout of a Bass, Bluegill or Crappie. Some of the advanced carvers either carved more than […]

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Kaw Valley Wood Carving Seminar at Baker University, Baldwin City Kansas

Posted on 06. Jul, 2011 by .

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Kaw Valley Wood Carvers Topeka , Kansas hosted their annual Seminar June 9-12, 2011 chaired by Carlan Hanaker and David Butts, the event had over 30 students and seven instructors. Some of the Baker University Resident Assistants stopped by to visit our class and try their hand at wood burning. The carvers in the fish […]

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DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge

Posted on 11. May, 2011 by .

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DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge April 15-June 5, 2011 Missouri Valley, Iowa DeSoto Wildlife Refuge will feature our carvings of game fish and habitat of the Midwestern waters at the DeSoto Visitor Center this April 15- June5, 2011. Several fish carvings will be on display, exhibiting some of the the popular species of DeSoto Lake.

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Gretna Woodcarvers Retreat 2011

Posted on 04. Mar, 2011 by .

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Bass, Crappie, Bluegill, or Perch were the fish projects for the Gretna Retreat this year. The class did a great job on capturing the realistic colors of these fish. Other carvers attending participated in classes including butternut faces, walking canes, whimsical houses, flutes, and chip carving. With the convenience of the classes and cafeteria located […]

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