Green Mountain Woodcarvers 51st Annual Show

two older people sitting behind a table with many small woodcarvings on it

Celebrate woodcarving!

At the show, discover some of the variety of styles and techniques possible: from caricature carving to wildfowl, birds to Scandinavian flat plane carvings. Demonstrations are planned throughout the day of carving styles and methods. This is a good opportunity to learn how woodcarvers, using simple hand tools, transform a block of wood into a piece of art. Kids activities and crafts will be available too.

The Show also has space for vendors, and other artisans working with wood products. Members exhibiting in GMWC annual show come from all over New England. Other woodcarving clubs are often represented! including the New England Woodcarvers and Maine Woodcarvers.

Please note: this event is outdoors, weather permitting. Everyone is encouraged to attend. For additional information contact Bob Lindemann by phone at +1 802-229-2062 or by email at rlindemann@pshift.com

See also http://greenmountainwoodcarvers.org/show/show.html

¾ Mallard Drake (August Woodcarving Seminar)

Two woodcarvings of mallards, a female (hen) and a drake. They are decoy-style, with detailed painting of their plumage. Image courtesy the Green Mountain Woodcarvers.

From August 14 – 16, the Birds of Vermont Museum is hosting the Green Mountain Woodcarvers’ annual three-day seminar. This year, carvers will carve a ¾-scale Mallard drake.

Matt Strong and Bob Lindemann will teach the course; Matt will cover the carving and Bob will assist with the painting. Each carver will have the option of creating the pieces from a simple working decoy, an antique piece, a smoothie, or a more detailed wildfowl carving.

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. The three-day course fee is $120 plus materials. Contact them soon as they need time to prepare blanks.

To become a member of the Green Mountain Wood Carvers, visit http://greenmountainwoodcarvers.org/membershippage.html

To become a member of the Birds of Vermont Museum, visit https://birdsofvermont.org/membership

And more about Mallards: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Mallard/

This event is part of the Festival of Woodcarving.