Seminars and Classes

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This event held every year in February. Gretna Wood Carving Retreat is an annual event of wood carving classes located in Gretna, NE. There are hands-on classes, demonstrations, wood vendor, open carving, some swapping of carving tools and sharing ideas with each other. More info at:

Ozarks Woodcarving

Come Wood Carve in the Ozarks of Southern Missouri

This event held every year in March. We will have the talented lineup of instructors teaching a large variety of classes over the 5 days.  Something for everyone, Beginners to Advanced. There will also be vendors on site with their vast array of hand and power carving tools and sharpening services.  For more information, please visit:

Creede Woodcarvers Rendezvous Colorado

Come carve with us where the mountains are high, the sky is clear and cold rivers are full of fish.

This event held every year in July. Our classes are held in the Creede Community Center and Firehouse. We have 30+ talented instructors that come from all over the country to teach carving and non-carving classes over 7 days, from beginner to advanced. Be sure to attend our Auction for spectacular items donated by instructors and vendors. Don’t miss the Banquet on our last night to wish everyone good-bye until the next year.
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Classes in Pleasant Hill, Missouri

This event is held several times throughout the year with different instructors. If you are a moderately confident carver, or a pro looking for some new tips and tricks, make sure to check out our Professional Carving Seminars schedule.

Our seminars feature a wide range of carvers and styles from John Engler’s relief carving to James Barr’s log, hammer and chisel class to Barb Aker’s pyrography. Don’t miss your chance to learn from the pros. Space is limited so sign up today! For more information please visit:

The MAWA Woodcarving Experience at Doane

Classes in Crete, Nebraska

This event is held every year in July. The MAWA Woodcarving Experience at Doane offers instruction in over 20 classes, representing several techniques and styles of carving to choose from. Classes are offered for beginner, intermediate and advanced carvers. For more information, please visit: