Next Meetings

The meetings are in person at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Center at 7:00 p.m. on the below dates. .

Thursday, February 9th, 2023 – RWW Annual meeting

Thursday, February 16th, 2023 – Bark Carving with Leif Ellefson

Thursday, March 9, 2023 – Work on own projects – show off projects

We are sad to report that, at this time, we will not be able to start the Study Sticks we bought to learn how to carve faces. It is still the intention of the club to have this class run but we needed to postpone due to teachers ability to teach at this time. We appreciate your patience and we are all eager to get started on this project.

Winter Bark Carving Class with Leif Ellefson

Leif is offering to teach a Bark Carving class this winter. The class will happen on the third Thursday of the month in our regular meeting night at the Neil Balkwill from 7-9 p.m. The class dates will be February 16, March 16, April 20 and May 18.

The Project will be a bark house and Leif will provide instruction in all aspects of the carving from preparation to carving to details to finishing. The cost of the class will be $50.

Registration deadline will be Monday, February 13, 2023. Please provide your payment to Herb Klassen if you are interested or E-transfer to

Other News

The club is looking for volunteers to fill board positions and 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

Winter Class – Bark Carving with Leif Ellefson.