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John C Campbell – Folk School, Week long class gift certificate
The John C Campbell Folk School in Brasstown North Carolina has donated a week long class at their Folk School. Redeeming this gift certificate requires travel to their location for the one week class. Travel, lodging and meals are on your nickel and so are any class materials. The certificate is valid until October 15, 2016.

We are holding an online silent auction to award this gift certificate. Please review the wide range of woodcarving and other folk school classes offered on their website .  There is no restriction on what type of class you choose.  The certificate is non-transferable.  Their week long classes are typically priced over $500. We are starting the silent auction bidding at $150. Please remember any money we take in is a donation to the TWG treasury. The silent auction will end at Midnight December 15, 2015.

To submit your bids to Jennifer Laughlin Click Here .
Watch the TWG home page Bulletin Board for the highest bid.

Hello Fellow Carvers

Summer is here, school is out and it is time to plan that vacation, visit family and friends and travel. However, we don’t want to lose track of the Texas Woodcarvers Guild 2015 Fall Extravaganza in October.

The October event will be the last planned fall event. The board has chosen to go to one event a year in the spring. The 2016 Spring Round-Up will kick off the once per year combined Seminar, Show and Competition.

The 2015 Fall Extravaganza planning is well under way. We have 20 Instructors that are eager to conduct seminars from 1 day to 5 days. Two new instructors, Dylan Goodson and Bill Killian will be sharing their talents with us. Dylan will be offering a choice of realistic human figures or a relief scene. The realistic figure will be a Swordsman and the relief, a carving of a Farm House. Bill Killian will be offering a 10” Crappie utilizing power carving. Both seminars are 5 days. Both instructors are award winning, as are many of our instructors.

We also welcome back the other instructors have been with us before. Some are offering new projects and fresh carving tips. A summary of The Fall Extravaganza instructors and their projects are:

Gary Batte – Christmas Shelf Elf

David Borg – Dragons and Critters

Fred Carter – Heirloom Christmas Ornaments

Dallas Deege – Caricature Techniques on Facial Expressions

Dylan Goodson – Realistic Figures or Relief Scenes

Carolyn Halbrook – Chip Carving, Letter Carving

Don Hartt – Fancy Walking Canes

Bill Killian – 10” Crappie (power)

Pat Moore – Select from over 70 roughouts

Joe Perkins – Angel Ornament

Danny Reb – Christ the King

Wanda Reichert – Hand carve an 8” Crappie

Wanda Reichert – Introduction to Intaglio

Patty and Adair Rucker – Carve and Paint a Santa

Patty Rucker – Woodburning

Adair Rucker – Carve a Santa

Tom Sarff – Basic Beginner Carving

Tom Sarff – Faces for Beginners

C. J. Solberg – Gnome

C. J. Solberg – Caricature Santa

Dave Stetson – Choice of Caricature Carving

Jimmy Stewart – Carving Dogs

Jimmy Stewart – Carving the Human Head

George Vaughn – Hibiscus Flower with Humming Bird (power)

Cal Steward – Thunder Gourd

The Texas Woodcarvers Guild Website will be up and accepting registration for the above seminars early in July. We highly recommend you register ON-LINE early and receive immediate confirmation of your seminar selection. Remember, if you register ON-LINE you must pay ON-LINE. Registering and paying ON-LINE confirms your selection and paying ON-LINE secures your selection. At the same time you can pay your dues and order banquet tickets. Avoid the line and delay at the Registration desk.
Also, plan to attend and participate in the Banquet, Business meeting, and Raffle Thursday evening.

See you in October.

Dan Gillen TWG President
Larry Miller  TWG Vice President


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