Workshops & Seminars

Jim Richardson Canadian Antique Replica Purchase Award

Susan Cowtan - W. J. "Buck" Crawford c.1920 bluebill

Morgan Whiteway Best of Show Slick Purchase Award

Ray Minaudier: ring-neck drake


Prairie Canada is pleased to provide a variety of workshops.

Prairie Canada Workshops – Fall 2017- Winter 2018

Prairie Canada is offering a host of 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

Prairie Canada is pleased to offer workshops, featuring talented Manitoba instructors, offering workshops for every carver from beginners to advanced. Topics range.  Watch here for more information when 2018 workshops are confirmed

Oak Hammock Carving Guild Workshops – Winter 2018

Learn to carve and paint a traditional gunning decoy - cork body with pine head, tail and keel.
January 7, 14 , 21 - Canvasback Drake
February 4, 11, 18 - Ring-necked Drake
March 4, 11, 18 - Common Goldeneye
Cost $100.00  Call Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre to register (204) 467-3300

Lee Valley Tools - Winnipeg Seminars

Lee Vally's list of seminars is now available for January to April.  These fill quickly so register early.


January 5 & 6 Beginner Carving: Wood Spirits with a Twist
January 11 Sharpen Your Kitchen Knives
January 12 & 13 Beginner Power Woodworking for Women
Jan. 18, 19 & 20 Beginner Power Carving
January 25 Veritas® Hand Tools


February 1 Glass Etching
February 2 & 3 Beginner Carving: a Small Canada Goose (Sold Out)
February 8 Sharpen Your Chisels, Plane Blades and Scrapers
February 9 Cane a Chair
February 10 Kumihimo Cord Braiding: (Ages 10 to 13)
February 15 & 16 Make a Wooden Drum
February 17 Beginner Turning: 2 Pens
Feb. 22 to Mar. 1 Make an Anglo-Saxon Lyre


March 2 Perennial Plant Care
March 3 Cut Your Own Mats
March 8 Finish with Milk Paint
March 9 & 10 Beginner Carving: a Sleeping Duck
March 15 & 16 More Woodworking: a Japanese-Style Toolbox
March 17 Watercolor Pencils
March 22 & 23 Intermediate Pyrography


April 5 Intermediate Woodturning: an Ornate Cigar Pen
April 6 & 7 Beginner Woodturning
April 12 Intermediate Woodturning: a Multi-Axis Candlestick
April 13 Intermediate Woodturning: a Pen and Pendant
April 14 Beginner Pyrography: on Leather
April 19 Sharpen Your Kitchen Knives
April 20 & 21 Intermediate Carving: Whimsical Houses in Cottonwood Bark