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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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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