Gretna Wood Carvers Retreat 2017 Sign Up forms are here!

Oct 07

Please click on the Sign Up page and download your enrollment form today! Check out the instructor list and review the Things That You Will Need to make sure your stay is a great experience!

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Roger Jacobs has passed away

Sep 05

Roger Jacobs has passed away

Roger Jacobs of Woodland Park, Colorado has passed away.   Roger has been a carver at Gretna for many years.   He usually took Marty Dolphin’s class.  Their address to send a card to Carol and their family is 1259 Mountain Meadows Drive, Woodland Park, CO  80863-7407.  You could send them a card and be praying for their family.

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INSTRUCTORS FOR 2017

Jul 23

GRETNA  WOODCARVERS  RETREAT Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center – Gretna, NE Feb. 9th -10th – 11th – 12th – 13th  2017 Sign-in begins at 9:00 A.M on Thurs the 9th First meal Thur lunch is at 12:00 pm – Last meal Mon for breakfast INSTRUCTORS FOR 2017  KEN ARMSBURY – Whimsey  Bark Houses – Every day TRACI BATES – Gourd Creations    (Thur, Fri, Sat) LORETTA BROBERG – Intro to Incised Carving – Thur & Fri mornings MARTY DOLPHENS   Bark Carving Faces   – Every Day ROGER NADRCHAL  – Snowman – Fri, Sat & Sun NANCY OLUFFSEN    Animal Shot Glass Hanger Fri aft or Sat STEVE REED  –   Hill Billy Caricatures (4-6 in) Every Day GREGG THOMPSEN   The Bear, a Farmer or a Gnome – Every day                                 MARY JO WOLF  – Chip Carving – Every Day GEORGE BLEDSOE –  Wood Vendor   Saturday & Sunday   Registrations and complete descriptions will be available at the Mid-American Woodcarvers Association, Inc 42nd Annual Fall Show & Sale October 7- 9, 2017   FOR MORE INFORMATION: See website: www.gretnawoodcarversretreat.com Contact:  JOHN or MARY ROBBINS Call 308-236-3307 or 308-627-4435 Email jrobb3@hotmail.com or merobbins1942@yahoo.com Put Gretna Retreat in subject...

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Gretna 2016 – Thank You!!

Feb 13

Gretna 2016 – Thank You!!

Just finished another successful retreat at Gretna.  We had 6 newcomers and they all want to come back.  Had  a couple of new instructors as well.  Looking forward to the next one.                    FEBRUARY 9, 10, 11, 12    Thank you to everyone who attended, taught or visited this year.  Save your dates for next...

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2016 Gretna Wood Carvers Retreat Pictures

Feb 13

2016 Gretna Wood Carvers Retreat Pictures

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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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