Green Mountain Woodcarvers October 2022 Carve-In

Hands of older, light-skinned person. The left hand is wearing a Kevlar carving glove and holding a partially-carved piece of wood. The right hand is holding a carving knife and is carving the wood.

Stop in to watch a wood carver at work, ask a question, or learn about this carving club.

The Green Mountain Woodcarvers will be carving in the workshop. The GMWC is a group of carvers from Vermont with members from around New England. They meet monthly for “Carve-Ins” around the State and host a annual Show and Class (in August). We’re delighted to have them at the Museum for one of their monthly meetings!

At the Carve-In, carvers talk and work on a variety of woodcarving projects. Carvers are always happy to explain how they carve and to share their expertise with others. Ask questions and become a GMWC member!

More info at the Green Mountain Wood carvers website: http://greenmountainwoodcarvers.org/carvein.html

They are on Facebook too, at https://www.facebook.com/groups/486055891784569/

A Swan of Manageable Size (August Woodcarving Seminar)

scaled-downhttps://ebird.org/vt/species/tunswa/US-VTwoodcarving of trumpeter swan, painted white with a black beak, on a wooden table

August 17 – 19, the Birds of Vermont Museum is hosting the Green Mountain Woodcarvers’ annual three-day seminar.  This year, they will carve a scaled-down Swan (based on the Trumpeter Swan).

The Swan can be carved in several styles, from “Antique” to fully detailed depending, on each carver’s abilities and choice.  If you are interested in taking the class, visit http://greenmountainwoodcarvers.org/class/class.html and follow the instructions there for more details and to register.

More about Trumpeter Swans:
ID – https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Trumpeter_Swan/
Vermont Sightings – https://ebird.org/vt/species/truswa/US-VT

and Tundra Swans (added because they can look very similar):
ID – https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Tundra_Swan/
Vermont Sightings – https://ebird.org/vt/species/tunswa/US-VT

 

Northern Shoveler: One-Day Woodcarving Class

What you need to get started carving: woodcarving tools (gauges and knife shown), protective glove, template or wood blank (bird-shaped blank pictured). And a water bottle, because it's important to stay hydrated.

Carve and paint a remarkable (yet small) Northern Shoveler during this one-day carving class! Wood blank and paint provided.

David Tuttle of the Green Mountain Woodcarvers leads the workshop.

All levels welcome. Great for adults and teens. Younger kids need parental permission. Great skill-building for Scouts and 4-H.

Bring mask, tools, gloves, and lunch. (Contact us if you will need tools or gloves; Dave often brings some to sell.)

Must register and pay in advance: $35 for Museum and GMWC members • $45 for everyone else. Museum and GMWC members may receive their member discount as a refund at the door.

Class size limited to 10. (Minimum 6 students needed to hold a session.)  If class fills, please join the waitlist. If enough people are on the waitlist, we try to arrange additional sessions.

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Masks required when indoors.

Contact us if you would like to hear of additional upcoming classes.

Northern Shoveler: One-Day Woodcarving Class [additional date]

a teacher demonstrates woodcarving to two people; only their hands and their small bird carvings are shown

Carve and paint a remarkable (yet small) Northern Shoveler during this one-day carving class! Wood blank and paint provided.

David Tuttle of the Green Mountain Woodcarvers leads the workshop.

All levels welcome. Great for adults and teens. Younger kids need parental permission. Great skill-building for Scouts and 4-H.

Bring mask, tools, gloves, and lunch. (Contact us if you will need tools or gloves; Dave often brings some to sell.)

Must register and pay in advance: $35 for Museum and GMWC members • $45 for everyone else. Museum and GMWC members may receive their member discount as a refund at the door.

Class size limited to 10. (Minimum 6 students needed to hold a session.)  If class fills, please join the waitlist.

Masks required when indoors.

Contact us if you would like to hear of additional upcoming classes.

 

Northern Shoveler: One-Day Woodcarving Class

What you need to get started carving: woodcarving tools (gauges and knife shown), protective glove, template or wood blank (bird-shaped blank pictured). And a water bottle, because it's important to stay hydrated.

Carve and paint a remarkable (yet small) Northern Shoveler during this one-day carving class! Wood blank and paint provided.

David Tuttle of the Green Mountain Woodcarvers leads the workshop.

All levels welcome. Great for adults and teens. Younger kids need parental permission. Great skill-building for Scouts and 4-H.

Bring mask, tools, gloves, and lunch. (Contact us if you will need tools or gloves; Dave often brings some to sell.)

Must register and pay in advance: $35 for Museum and GMWC members • $45 for everyone else. Museum and GMWC members may receive their member discount as a refund at the door.

Class size limited to 10. (Minimum 6 students needed to hold a session.)  If class fills, please join the waitlist. If enough people are on the waitlist, we try to arrange additional sessions.

Masks required when indoors.

Contact us if you would like to hear of additional upcoming classes.

 

Green Mountain Woodcarvers May 2022 Carve-In

Hands of older, light-skinned person. The left hand is wearing a Kevlar carving glove and holding a partially-carved piece of wood. The right hand is holding a carving knife and is carving the wood.

Stop in to watch a wood carver at work, ask a question, or learn about this carving club.

The Green Mountain Woodcarvers will be carving in the workshop. The GMWC is a group of carvers from Vermont with members from around New England. They meet monthly for “Carve-Ins” around the State and host a annual Show and Class (in August). We’re delighted to have them at the Museum!

At the Carve-In, carvers talk and work on a variety of woodcarving projects. Carvers are always happy to explain how they carve and to share their expertise with others. Ask questions and become a GMWC member!

More info at the Green Mountain Wood carvers website: http://greenmountainwoodcarvers.org/carvein.html

They are on Facebook too, at https://www.facebook.com/groups/486055891784569/

Cedar Waxwing: One-Day Carving Class [Sunday option]

What you need to get started carving: woodcarving tools (gauges and knife shown), protective glove, template or wood blank (bird-shaped blank pictured). And a water bottle, because it's important to stay hydrated.

Note: this class was originally scheduled for March 6th but has been moved to March 20.

Carve and paint a delightful cedar waxwing during this one-day carving class! Wood blank and paint provided.

David Tuttle of the Green Mountain Woodcarvers leads the workshop. Saturday sold out, so we thank him for responding to people’s interest by offering this second option!

All levels welcome. Great for adults and teens. Younger kids need parental permission. Great skill-building for Scouts and 4-H.

Bring mask, tools, gloves, and lunch. (Contact us if you will need tools or gloves; Dave often brings some to sell.)

Must register and pay in advance: $35 for Museum and GMWC members • $45 for everyone else. Museum and GMWC members may receive their member discount as a refund at the door.

Class size limited to 10. If class fills, please join the waitlist. If enough people are on the waitlist, we can try to arrange additional sessions.




Woodcarving of cedar waxing in profile (facing to the left)
Woodcarving of cedar waxing by David Tuttle

Masks required when indoors.

Contact us if you would like to hear of additional upcoming classes.

Cedar Waxwing: One-Day Carving Class with Dave Tuttle

What you need to get started carving: woodcarving tools (gauges and knife shown), protective glove, template or wood blank (bird-shaped blank pictured). And a water bottle, because it's important to stay hydrated.

Carve and paint a delightful cedar waxwing during this one-day carving class! Wood blank and paint provided. 

David Tuttle of the Green Mountain Woodcarvers leads the workshop.

All levels welcome. Great for adults and teens. Younger kids need parental permission. Great skill-building for Scouts and 4-H.

Bring mask, tools, gloves, and lunch. (Contact us if you will need tools or gloves; Dave often brings some to sell.)

Must register and pay in advance: $35 for Museum and GMWC members • $45 for everyone else. Museum and GMWC members may receive their member discount as a refund at the door.

Class size limited to 10. If class fills, please join the waitlist. If enough people are on the waitlist, we can try to arrange additional sessions.

Woodcarving of cedar waxing in profile (facing to the left)
Woodcarving of cedar waxing by David Tuttle

Masks required when indoors.

Contact us if you would like to hear of additional upcoming classes.

Solstice Tomten: One-Day Carving Class with Dave Tuttle

Solstice Tomtens, wood carvings by Dave Tuttle.

Carve and paint an adorable (or mischievous) wooden tomten during this one-day carving class! Wood blank and paint provided.

David Tuttle of the Green Mountain Woodcarvers leads the workshop.

All levels welcome. Great for adults and teens. Younger kids need parental permission. Great skill-building for Scouts and 4-H.

Bring mask, tools, gloves, and lunch. (Contact us if you will need tools or gloves; Dave often brings some to sell.)

Must register and pay in advance: $35 for Museum and GMWC members • $45 for everyone else. Use this link to Eventbrite to pay for your place or click the button below; Museum and GMWC members may receive their member discount as a refund at the door.

Class size limited to 10.



Class will be held outside if weather permits, otherwise indoors with windows open.

Class size limited. Masks required when indoors or within 6′ of each other (if outdoors). UPDATE! Because Vermont has been so diligent about getting vaccinated, we increased class size to 10.

Contact us if you would like to hear of additional upcoming classes.

Green Mountain Woodcarvers October 2021 Carve-In

What you need to get started carving: woodcarving tools (gauges and knife shown), protective glove, template or wood blank (bird-shaped blank pictured). And a water bottle, because it's important to stay hydrated.

The Green Mountain Woodcarvers will be carving in the workshop. Stop in to watch a wood carver at work, ask a question, or learn about this carving club.

The GMWC is a group of carvers from Vermont with members from around New England. They meet monthly for “Carve-Ins” around the State and host a annual Show and Class (in August). We’re delighted to have them at the Museum!

At the Carve-In, members will be working on a variety of carving projects. Carvers are always happy to explain how they carve and to share their expertise with others. Ask questions and become a GMWC member!

More info at the Green Mountain Wood carvers website: http://greenmountainwoodcarvers.org/carvein.html

They are on Facebook too, at https://www.facebook.com/groups/486055891784569/