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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.
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
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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 provided.
Marty Dolphens class is full for the 4 days. He does have room for a couple 1 day on Saturday and Sunday.
GRETNA WOODCARVERS RETREAT
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 –
CAMPERS (STAYING IN CABINS)
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.
Eastern Nebraska 4-H CAMP – 402-332-4496
John Robbins 308-236-3307
Mary Robbins 308-627-4435