Next Meetings

The club is back meeting in person at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Center at 7:00 p.m. on the below dates. Carving and painting of the snowmen will continue till Christmas.

Thursday, November 10th, 2022

Thursday, November 17th, 2022

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Starting in January we will be using the Study Sticks we bought pre-pandemic and learning how to carve faces. If you didn’t get the Study Sticks or have something else you would like to order from Fox Chapel, let Herb know. We receive a club discount from Fox Chapel .

Plans are under way to start a Beginner’s Class for new carvers. Let Tim Caswell know if you are interested or email

We are considering holding a comfort bird carving bee. Any members out there that are willing to help cutting out the 2″ bird blanks? Please let Herb Klassen know if you are interested in participating or volunteering or email

The club is looking for volunteers to help organize the joint wood show with the turners in the spring. The turners are in charge of the show this year but we need some carvers to join the committee.

Some of our club members have graciously offered to assist other club members in the following categories. Please contact Herb Klassen at and he will put you in contact with your mentor.

John Robertson – Chip; Relief; Bark

Bryan Gourlie – Shop Tools

Wilbur Feader – Carving; Pyrography

Tim Caswell – Sharpening; Shop Tools; Painting/Finishing; Soapstone

Leif Ellefson – Bark

Andre Beaudoin – Caricature; Painting/Finishing; Stylized

Bob Dawson – Caricatures; Sharpening

The facial features carving project will be started in September of 2022. Please stay tuned for further information on programming for next year.