Last Minute Change for 2016 Gretna classes schedule

Jan 30

Steve Reed has health issues that needs to be taken care of next week.  Unfortunately he has to cancel but will do it next year.    ***Therefore a couple changes have been made for classes.  Nancy Oluffsen will teach her panda bears class on Saturday instead of Sunday.   (SEE BELOW)  Nancy Oluffsen:  Panda Bear Shot glass Hanger:  Class will be SATURDAY.  Cost will be $15.00.  Handcarving one bear. You will need palm gauges, knife, sanding stick/paper, plastic or rubber glove (will bleach the bear).  Bring shot glass. Picture on www.gretnawoodcarvingretreat.com  JOHN ROBBINS will also be available to teach his Little People every DAY     No Charge. They are made from 1 x 1 x 2-inch blocks.  The carving will be small enough that it can be entered in most miniature categories at shows.  You can add them to a grouping.  He will furnish the wood and paint for the little guys.  No charge for class nor materials. TOOLS NEEDED:   THUMB GUARD – – carving knife, glove and small V tool (dockyard).  Blanks...

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Update for Marty Dolphens class

Jan 20

Marty Dolphens  class is full for the 4 days.  He does have room for a couple 1 day on Saturday and Sunday.

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Reminder and Class Update!

Jan 18

UPDATES GRETNA WOODCARVERS RETREAT FEBRUARY 2016 EVERYONE BRING YOUR TOOLS, BAND-AIDS AND APPETITE. BUY, SWAP AND TRADE TABLE AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE INCLUDING VISITORS CLASSES — ONLY ROOM FOR 1 MORE IN 3 OF THE CLASSES – MARTY DOLPHENS STEVE REED ROGER NADRACHAL CAMPERS (STAYING IN CABINS) BRING FLASHLIGHTS BRING BEDDING FOR A BUNK BED, TOWELS & TOILETRIES BRING A SNACK TO SHARE FOR EVENINGS DAY CARVERS – NOON LUNCHES INCLUDED IN YOUR FEE. FIRST MEAL WILL BE NOON ON THURSDAY. George Bledsoe will be there as usual Saturday and Sunday with carving wood for sale. EMERGENCY NUMBER Eastern Nebraska 4-H CAMP – 402-332-4496 John Robbins 308-236-3307 Mary Robbins...

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Gretna Retreat is almost here!

Jan 14

Holidays are over so now is the time to register for  the Gretna Woodcarvers Retreat in February 4, 5, 6 & 7. Marty Dolphens, Roger Nadrachal and Steve Reed’s classes are almost full. Less than a month to go, so send in those registrations soon. Will try to keep you updated about full classes on the web page....

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New instructor added! Nancy Oluffsen: Panda Bear Shot glass Hanger!

Nov 08

New instructor added! Nancy Oluffsen: Panda Bear Shot glass Hanger!

Nancy Oluffsen: Panda Bear Shot glass Hanger: Class will be Sunday. Cost will be $15.00. Handcarving one bear. You will need palm gauges, knife, sanding stick/paper, plastic or rubber glove (will bleach the bear). Bring shot glass.

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Additional Instructor added to class list!

Oct 29

Roger Nadrchal: Slim Santa Caricature this year.  This class will be Friday through Sunday.  Cost: $45 for all three days including roughout.   Carving will be about 8″ tall in basswood.  There should be enough time to possibly paint on Sunday.  Some experience in carving is needed for this piece.  Tools:  Basic hand tools, knife, gouges, carving glove.  Instructor will provide paint and brushes.  Maximum number of students is 6 with a minimum of 3.  Contact information is:  wood_chips@yahoo.com or...

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Gretna 2016 instructors and registration form is now available!

Oct 28

Gretna 2016 instructors and registration form is now available! Sign up now! Get ready for another great time.

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