Blackhawk Carving Club
Rockford, Illinois 61109
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Blackhawk Carving Club Events

Meeting Schedule

Carving sessions every Wednesday 8:30-11:00 am (Visitors always welcome).  Monthly business meeting - third Wednesday of the month, at 9:00 AM.  Ken-Rock Community Center (North room)  3218 Eleventh Street, Rockford, Illinois 61109     map and directions

At our meetings, carvers often bring in work they have finished.   We all get  to see and appreciate their results.  Friends and spouses of carvers are especially welcome to visit and meet carvers.

Club Activity Schedule

January 2 open carving
January 9 open carving
January16 open carving and meeting
January 23 open carving
January 30 open carving

February 6 open carving
February 13 open carving
February 20 open carving and meeting
February 27 open carving

March 6 open carving
March 13 open carving
March 20 open carving and meeting
March 27 open carving

April 3 open carving
April 10 open carving
April 17 open carving and meeting
April 24 open carving

 Class at the Center for Learning in Retirement

Beginning Woodburning This class will cover the basics of the wood burning tool.  It will include instruction on creating fine line detailing and sepia tones of shadowing as well as textures and color.  All burning will be done on a flat board.  Participants will need to have their own wood burner. Instructor Gordy Moscinski

Classes at the Woodcraft Shop

Realistic Bird Carving and Painting with Josh Guge. Northern Pygmy Owl. Friday to Monday: January 25, 26, 27 and 28, 2019 - $240 (plus a material fee)

Scandinavian Flat Plane Carving with Harley Refsal. Caricatures and wooden wearables.  Friday evening 6:00 pm to Sunday at 4:00 pm: February 8, 9, and 10, 2019 $125 (plus whatever cutouts you choose to carve)

All things painting… with Josh Guge. Learn color theory and paint a Woodcock. Friday to Sunday: February 22, 23, and 24, 2019 - $185. Plus a $10 material

Carving Caricatures with Floyd Rhadigan. 60 different roughouts to choose from. March 8, 9, 10, 2019. Friday to Sunday: $185 (plus roughouts: $15 to $55)

Carving Realistic Human Faces in Bark with Alec Lacasse. Friday to Sunday: May 10, 11, and 12, 2019 - $174 plus $25 material fee

Medium Relief Woodcarving with John Engler. Friday to Sunday: May 24, 25 and 26, 2019 - $185 (pre-stenciled blanks are $35+)

The Woodcraft Shop, 2724 State Street, Bettendorf, IA 52722
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