The Vision of the Regina Whittlers and Woodcarvers Club is to develop and maintain a fraternity of persons interested in all aspects of whittling and woodcarving.

Future Events:

 

Bird Carving - Carve a Saw-Whet Owl with Cam Merkle

At the Razertip Class Room, Martensville, Sask

Thursday Evenings from 7pm to 9:45pm

Feb. 8 - Mar 29

Over 8 weeks (2.75 hours per week; total 22 hours) you will carve (using power carving tools), texture and finish a 5-1/4” high, realistically-shaped, natural finish Saw-whet owl perched on a stump from a single piece of butternut wood. There will be no painting in this class; we will apply natural finishes to the bird to bring out the unique woodgrain beauty of each piece. This class will be of interest to carvers of any experience level; whether you've never carved a bird before or you’re an expert, you will find this class enjoyable and challenging as Cam works with each individual student based on their experience and abilities. When the class is done you'll have a beautiful carving that you'll be proud to display! You'll also have learned many new skills.

The Razertip classroom is a fully-equipped facility where each workstation has all the top-quality tools and equipment you'll need to complete your project. Even if you have tools of your own, you won't need to bring them (unless you really want to).

A fee of $230.00 includes everything - a bandsawn blank, study notes, pattern, finish coat, and any other tools and supplies as needed (also includes all applicable taxes). All you need to bring is a desire to carve your bird!

Cam Merkle is the owner and president of Razertip Industries Inc. and Saskatchewan's only Wildfowl Master Artist. He has been teaching bird carving since 1984 and has been a teacher, judge and competitor with his carvings at shows and carving events all over North America. An avid bird observer and photographer, Cam has over 40 photo reference books and 2 pattern and photo books currently in print with more in the works.

Limit 10 students.

For more information or to register by phone at 306-931-0889.

More info at www.facebook.com/razertipclassroom

 

 

Bird Carving - Carve a Natural-finish Loon
 with Garry Rector

Wednesday Evenings February 21 through April 25 2018, 6:30pm- -9:30pm

At The Razertip Classroom, 301-9th Street North in Martensville

Garry Rector will instruct you in the use of using rotary tools to create a Common Loon, approximately 12 inches long.  The piece will be done creating a smooth finish with some detail, glass eyes, then coated with a clear finish to bring out the natural grain of the wood.  Once completed you will have created a piece of art you will be proud to display  This class is ideal for first-time or less experienced carvers (although more experienced carvers will also enjoy the class).

The Razertip classroom is a fully-equipped facility where each workstation has all the top-quality tools and equipment you'll need to complete your project. Even if you have tools of your own, you won't need to bring them (unless you really want to).

A fee of $250.00 includes everything - a bandsawn blank, pattern and glass eyes, clear finish and any other tools and supplies as needed (also includes all applicable taxes). All you need to bring is a desire to carve your bird!

About Garry Rector:

Garry started carving in 1989. He teaches his carving skills on a regular basis. He has taught in Saskatoon, Martensville, Winnipeg, Regina, Moose Jaw and at the Kenderdine Retreat at Emma Lake. He has instructed numerous workshops at the Lee Valley Tools Store in Saskatoon.

Garry’s accomplishments include Best of Show and Best of Division awards and many category awards from carving shows all over North America.  In 1998 he had the honor of winning the competition at the Reflections of Nature Show for the Ducks Unlimited Sculptor of the year for his miniature Ruddy Duck.  Garry was honoured to be published In the annual Competion Carving magazine in 2015.  He won the Best of Show In the Hunting Decoy Catergory for three consecutive years in the Alberta Wildlife Images of Nature show in Edmonton Alberta.

His works can be found in many private collections around the world.

Garry is also a member of the Saskatchewan Wildlife Art Association and the Saskatchewan Woodworkers' Guild.

Limit 10 students. For more information or to register by phone at 306-931-0889.

More info at www.facebook.com/razertipclassroom

 

Prairie Canada Carving Competion

April 21 & 22, 2018
Pembina Curling Club Winnipeg

Prairie Canada is encouraging all carvers to incorporate the "Grey Jay" theme into their carvings, in keeping with the recommendation of Canadian Geographic magazine ti recommend that the "Gray Jay" be adopted as our national bird.

Further information regarding the theme.

 

Shuswap School of Carving and Arts

No School in 2017

Future: September 23 - 29, 2018

 

 

Club Happenings

Next Meetings:

Regina Whittlers and Woodcarvers

Regular meetings are held at 7:00pm on the Second Thursday of the month. The odd numbered months are formal business meetings.

Jan 11, 2018
Feb 8, 2018
Mar 8. 2018
Apr 12, 2018
May 10, 2018

Neil Balkwill Centre,
Elphinstone St. Regina


Monthly Carving Nights

On the third Thursday of the month at the Neil Balkwill Centre, Elphinstone St. Regina at 7:00pm

Jan. 18, 2018
Feb 15, 2018
Mar 15, 2018
Apr 19, 2018

Project Blank Provided - Cost $5.00


Free Drop-In Carving

Wednesday Mornings

9:30am - Noon

Neil Balkwill Centre
Elphinstone St. Regina


 

 

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