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World Championship carver and club member Al Jordan is offering three summer classes: 

·       June 6 and 7, 2019 (carve) and June 12 and 13, 2019 (paint) - Virginia Rail (note split sessions)

·       July 15 to July 19, 2019 - Carve and paint a male Cedar Waxwing

·       August 6 to August 10, 2019 - Carve and paint a male Bluebird

·       August 26 to August 30, 2019 - Carve and Paint a Rose-breasted Grosbeak

 Normally Al's students pay $575 for a 5 day class.  Al is offering these classes to members of the Genesee Valley Woodcarvers at a special price of $350 which includes a cutout, eyes, and patterns.  Al power carves his pieces from tupelo, wood burns for detail, airbrushes base colors, shadows, and some accents, and then uses a brush for the final details.  If preferred, the student may hand-paint the entire piece.

This is a fabulous opportunity get to know Al and work with him in an inspiring and supportive group setting. 

Contact Al directly at ajordanbirds@yahoo.com or (585) 227-2235 for more information and also to register any of these classes.  Hope to see lots of members availing themselves of this wonderful opportunity.


Club classes are being announced for 2019. Classes run for 6 one week sessions on the 2nd and 4th Mondays in January, February, and March. 

The class offerings are:
Jim Butlin - Santa Claus head
Alison Currie - Smoothie Chicadee
Mel Connell - Beginner (coasters and ornaments) and Advanced Chip Carving (large illusion circle and bread boards)
Harry Patrick - Red-throated Loon, NE Native American style or distressed paint
Robin Salisbury - Large Rubber Ducky (special category for 2019 show)
Don Morrow - Comfort Bird (3 sessions only)

Kudos to the willing and able instructors.
We thank them for so generously sharing their time, knowledge, and skills.

Click here to download a class registration form.