Carving in the Park

AWCA’s Annual Summer Carving School


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 instructors available. The classes are designed to expand the AWCA member and instructors carving skills, abilities and understanding of three-dimensional wildlife art.


 AWCA is of the belief that it is far more cost effective for its membership to bring instructors to Western Canada than for individual carvers to travel to carving schools in Canada and the United States given the cost of travel, food, accommodations and registration fees. In addition, AWCA tries to keep costs, especially to members, 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.