Red River Valley Woodcarvers

"To promote camaraderie among woodcarvers and encourage the continuance of the art through education, public display, and civic involvement."


April 2018

Congratulations to our Competition Winners!

 Beginner Category (0-5 Years of Experience)

1st Place – John Randash

2nd Place – Rhonda Smith

Intermediate Category (6-15 Years of Experience)

1st Place – Phyllis Rieppl

2nd Place – Bev Ashmore

Advanced Category (16+ Years of Experience)

1st Place – Bernie Davenport

2nd Place – Kenny Willits

Wood Arts Festival!

It’s finally here!  Join us April 14-15 at the Ramada Inn, 1333 13th Ave S, Fargo, ND
Admission is $3/person, under 12 free or $7/family

There will be wood carving and wood turning on display as well as a variety of demonstrations through the weekend.

Interested in becoming a wood carver?  Sign up for the FREE adult beginning carving class being offered Saturday and Sunday morning.

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Carve Santa Ornaments with Dick Skauge

May 5 – Carve Santa Ornaments with Dick Skauge

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Click here for printable registration form.

Dick Skauge will be teaching how to carve a Santa face ornament.  We will use a corner of basswood, sizes will vary.  We will carve a Santa face with a cap and a lot of different types of hair.  We will use smaller hand tools.  The class will not include painting.  There is a limit of 12 students.  Class will run from 9 am to 4 pm with a break at 10 for the club meeting which you are invited to attend.  Lunch is not provided but you may bring a sack lunch or there are many venues available in the area.

Experience level: Beginner and up

Tools needed: Safety glove and thumb guard, carving knife, small gouge, small v-tool.  There will be a limited number of tools available to borrow if needed.

Fees: $30.00 paid to the Red River Valley Woodcarvers (RRVWC)
$1.00  material fee paid to the instructor – will receive 3 blanks

Class will run from 9am to 4:00pm and is limited to 12 students.  The fee is $30.00 per student payable to the Red River Valley Woodcarvers. The class materials fee of $1 to be purchased from the instructor.

Lunch will not be provided but there are many venues available in the area.

Pre-registration is required in order for In the Chips and the instructor to be prepared for the class.  Please print and mail the registration form to “In The Chips” with a $15.00 deposit to reserve your place in class.

Call 218-233-6000 or email for any questions or concerns.

Location: “In the Chips”, 302 21st. St. N., Moorhead, MN 56560

Many of this year’s projects can be seen at In the Chips, about 4-6 weeks prior to the scheduled class date. Registration forms are also available 4-6 weeks before the scheduled class date. Red River Valley Woodcarvers and In The Chips, LLC. are not responsible for any injuries or illness incurred relating to any class.


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