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

Workshops

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 2018

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

Decorative Fish Carving - The Brook Trout

Participants will carve a realistic Brook Trout of approximately 12” in length using power carving tools. A variety of texturing and detailing options will be demonstrated in order to bring your carving to life. Finishing will be accomplished using pigment powders, pastels and some acrylic paint. Class materials including carving blank, glass eyes and finishing materials will be supplied.
Intermediate power carving course; power carving tools and appropriate burrs are required. Limited supplies of power carving tools and burrs, as well as wood burners are available. Class dust collectors are available. 
Instructor: Jean Mousseau
Skill level: 
Advanced Beginner to Intermediate                      
Duration: 8 weeknights: includes carving and finishing
Dates: Starts: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 and runs every Tuesday for 8 weeks, ending Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Times: 6:00PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Elmwood East Kildonan Active Living Centre workshop, 180 Poplar Ave. Winnipeg
Cost: $300.00
Seating is limited
For more information, or to register contact: Tom McCormack, (204)253-0885 email: tom67mccormack@gmail.com


Oak Hammock Carving Guild Workshops – Winter 2018

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

Artists' Emporium

Bark & Woodcarving with Peter Symchuk
 First come, first serve! We’ve been stirring up interest in store by putting Peter’s stunning carvings on display and now he’s going to walk you through the method of carving your own piece from bark!
Mar. 16th, 5pm - 9pm | $45+GST
Bark & Woodcarving Class with Peter Symchuk
 First come, first serve! We’ve been stirring up interest in store by putting Peter’s stunning carvings on display and now he’s going to walk you through the method of carving your own piece from bark!
Mar. 31st, 11am - 4pm | $56+GST

Lee Valley Tools - Winnipeg Seminars

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

 
February
   
February 15 & 16 Make a Wooden Drum
February 17 Beginner Turning: 2 Pens
Feb. 22 to Mar. 1 Make an Anglo-Saxon Lyre
 

March

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

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