September 11, 12 and 13


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The RRVWC are happy to start the 2015-16 class season with two classes in September. The classes will be taught by Greg and Sandy Wirtz.

Greg, a twenty year veteran wood carver, specializes in a style called Intaglio relief carving which he describes as “carving a design beneath the surface of the wood”.

While Greg’s carvings have won acclaim at the national and international levels he says “to me it’s just a hobby. And it’s relaxing.” Greg teaches extensively in the upper Midwest.

Greg’s subject for this class will be a Santa or other subjects of the student’s choosing. It will be carved on a 12” X 16” X 1” basswood board. Students will need hand tools, a sharp bench knife, gouges #3, 5, 7, 9 sweeps and paint brushes.

Sandy Wirtz, Greg’s wife and teaching partner, also teaches extensively in the upper Midwest. Her flat reed basket weaving classes are very popular.

She will be teaching the making of baskets in various sizes and shapes. Students may choose the type they would like to make. Each one can be made in a day. Students will need to bring an old bath towel, empty spray bottle, craft scissors (heavy duty), pocket knife, fabric tape measure, pencil, awl, flat head screw driver, dish pan, 12 spring clothes pins and a spoke weight (if you have one).



The Red River Valley Woodcarvers is a group of individuals from Fargo-Moorhead and surrounding areas who enjoy the art of woodcarving. Our membership includes a wide range of skill levels.

Never carved before? No problem. We provide education and mentorship in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. We encourage anyone who is interested in woodcarving to attend one of our monthly meetings.

Our monthly meetings are held the first Sunday of each month. Click here for more information about our meetings, and map of location.