Capitol Woodcarvers

Events and Classes

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At the February club meeting, carvers will be given two basswood cubes to carve into balls using only a knife *(no sanding allowed). these are regulation cubes, so if you cannot attend the February meeting, contact Don Fromherz to get yours. The champion from the 2019 derby will be present at the February meeting to display the winning ball and give some tips on how to create a monster roller.

The derby will be held at the March meeting. Carvers will select their finest ball to enter.

The balls will be rolled down a new and improved ramp system designed by John Cereghino. Prizes will be awarded for accuracy and distance. The Club President will resolve any disputes and maintain crowd decorum.

The second ball may be carved and/or painted for entry in the new category of "Most Unique". This will be a people’s choice award and a prize will be given.

Bring your favorite knife to the February meeting so we can start chipping away.

*An official sandometer much like the TSA scanners will be employed.

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Teaching Opportunities

Capitol Woodcarvers supports woodcarving in many ways including assisting carving instructors. We encourage and support our members who want to teach woodcarving. Teaching opportunities include:

  • Recurring regularly scheduled classes
  • One-time classes
  • Youth classes
  • Senior classes
  • Demonstrations
  • Introductory Classes

If you would like to teach a class, Capitol Woodcarvers will assist you with:

  • Class planning/structure
  • Advertising
  • Venue arrangement
  • Loaner tools
  • In-class assistant(s)

Please contact Capitol Woodcarvers if you would like to conduct a woodcarving class. We would be happy to help you plan, setup, and conduct your class.

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2022 Oregon Woodcarver's Rendezvous

September 8 - 11

Please print and complete the below Rendezvous Registration and Class Forms. Indicate which classes you will be attending by circling selected classes.

Information / Registration

Download the 2022 Oregon Woodcarver's Rendezvous Registration Form

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2023 Scheduled In-Person Events

  • Annual Bush’s Park Picnic (August)
  • State Fair (August/September)
  • Oregon Woodcarvers Rendezvous (September)
  • Keizer Art Association Show (October)
  • Annual Christmas Ornament Sale (November)
  • New Years Club Dinner (December)
  • Carving Classes
  • Carving Session: Monday Mornings – Everett Koontz
  • Carving Session: Friday Afternoons – Center50+
  • Wednesday and Friday Lunches

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Club Meetings

Last Tuesday of the month, except August and December. 7:00PM - 9:00PM at Center50+, Salem.

An important and appreciated part of all our meetings is the "program". This program typlically includes a presenter/speaker who passes on/demonstrates techniques, procedures, experiences, and knowlege related to matters of interest to our Club members.

If you would like to present a program at one of our meetings, or if you know of someone members would like to hear from, please notify Terry Moss so that arrangements and scheduling can be made.

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Capitol Woodcarvers Show at Keizer Art Association

Basket of Iluusion by Barbara Fromherz

October 5 - October 31

This is a great show enjoyed by visitors and carvers alike. It is a unique opportunity for carvers to display their beautiful works-of-art to the general public. The carvings on display represent Capitol Woodcarvers and its members very well.

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Carving Classes:

Several of our club members offer local carving classes. Chip, caricature, relief, and other carving-style classes are available.

Classes are presented either in mentored or group sessions. Participants range in skill levels from beginner to intermediate and advanced.

Please contact the class instructor to confirm class schedule, space availability, location, and other details. If an instructor can not be otherwise contacted, come to a scheduled session to participate or schedule a future class.

Denis Miller Woodcarving Class

Where: Center 50+

When: Monday evenings

Time: 6:45PM - 8:45PM

Class is open to all levels from total beginner to experienced carvers.

For more information contact Center50+.

Donna Miller Pyrography Class

Terry Moss, Uncle Sam Figure

May 20-21, Everett Koontz Studio

Terry will be teaching the Uncle Sam figure. Cost is $100 including the block. Class is limited to 10 students.

Everett Carter, Buddha Cat in a Robe Class

June 20 – 22, Everett Koontz Studio

Everett Carter is teaching the Buddha Cat in a Robe. Cost is $100 including the block. Class is limited to 10 students.

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Friday Open Carving

Friday Open Carving at Center50+.

Fridays: 1:00PM - 4:00PM

See you at Center50+

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