Carving in the Park

June 18 - 23 2019

AWCA’s Annual Summer Carving School

Welcome to the Alberta Wildlife Carving Association’s “Carving in the Park” Summer Carving School. “Carving in the Park” began in 2010 with the mandate of creating a summer program featuring the highest quality of instructors available.  Our 2019 program features three of the most outstanding North American Carvers.

Click on the links below for Bios and picures.

Pat Godin 

Dennis Drechsler   

Jeff Krete

Classes are designed to expand carvers’ skills, abilities and understanding of three-dimensional wildlife art in an intimate class setting with classes generally being between 8 and 12 carvers . AWCA tries to keep costs, reasonable and has opted for 6 day courses rather than the usual 5 day format.

Classes are conducted at Whitecroft Hall 314, 52313 RRD 232 Sherwood Park, Alberta with the number of classes limited to two or three. This results in a very casual cozy atmosphere with an emphasis on making the experience as pleasant as possible for participants. The coffee is always on with home-baked treats as well as lunches. “Carving in the Park” also hosts an Saturday evening BBQ to allow participants and their families to get to know each other a little better. 

Course Sign Up

Those who attended “Carving in the Park,” 2018  have the first opportunity to sign up for the same instructor for 2019 or transfer to another class. If you are new to our summer clssess and wish to register, contact  Bob Steele at