Workshops & Seminars

Neill Johnson Walking Stick Purchase Award

Tab Dudley - fox walking stick


Prairie Canada is pleased to provide a variety of workshops in conjunction with our annual show.

Prairie Canada Workshops – Fall 2019- Winter 2019

Prairie Canada is offering occasional carving workshops at the Elmwood East Kildonan Active Living Centre in Winnipeg (180 Poplar Avenue). The Centre has a dedicated workshop and lunchroom– bring a lunch. Coffee is provided. Registration is on a first come first served basis. Register with Tom McCormack at (204) 253-0885 (home). Workshop details are sent out to students in advance of the workshop. Prairie Canada can supply dust collectors and power carving equipment for a $5.00 fee. Profits raised through the workshop go towards hosting the annual competition. Full day workshop usually run from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Evening workshops run from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

Prairie Canada Carving Show and Competition 2019 - May 3-5

Prairie Canada is pleased to offer workshops, featuring talented Manitoba instructors, offering workshops for every carver from beginners to advanced.   Classes TBA

PCCA Class - Wood Spirit in Cottonwood bark

Sunday January 27th from 10:30 am - 4:00 pm at Fort Whyte, 1961 McCreary Road.  Instructors: Paul Giasson and Don Young.  Bring your own tools.  As well, there will be some knives, gouges and v-tools available if you do not have your own tools.  Bring a pencil and a lunch.  Cost $45.00.  To register phone Fort Whyte at (204) 989-8355 and ask for Jessica Jarosiewicz.


Oak Hammock Carving Guild Workshops – Winter 2019

Carve and paint your own working decoy.  Use hand and power tools to shape a cork body and pine head.  Then paint your ducks in the traditional way with oil house paint.  Cost, including all materials: Members $110+ GST = $115.50   Non-members $130 + GST =$136.50  To register call (204) 467-3300

January 6, 13, 20 - Canvasback Drake

February 3, 10, 17 - Common Goldeneye Drake

March 3, 10, 17 - Bufflehead Drake


Carving in the Park - Alberta Wildlife Carving Association

June 18th - 23rd, 2019 with instructors Pat Godin, Dennis Drechsler and Jeff Krete.  For more information and registration contact: Bob Steele at For course descriptions, click here

Lee Valley Tools - Winnipeg Seminars

January 11 & 12     Carve a Screech Owl with PCCA
January 19              How to Add Color to Your Pyrography Project
February 2               Beginner Carving (Ages 12 to 17)
February 16             Pyrography on Leather
Feb. 28 to Mar. 2    Beginner Power Carving
March 14 & 15        Turn a Wooden Pepper Mill
March 16                 Turn Wooden Pens
March 21                 Turn a Wooden Virage Pen
March 22                 Turn a Safety Razor Handle
March 28                 Turn a Lidded Wooden Box
March 29 & 30        Beginner Woodturning

Artists Emporium Seminars

February 2              Bark and woodcarving with Peter Symchuk
February 14            Intro to Soapstone Carving with Peter Symchuk
February 15            Pyrography Projects with Stephanie Strugar