The Blackhawk Woodcarver’s Club meets every Wednesday from Noon-3 pm at the Ken-Rock Community Center.New Membership always welcome. Stop down and check out the club and their activities.
The Blackhawk Woodcarvers was founded in 1993 to bring local and area carvers together. They formed a group that could trade tips, share their experiences, and just whittle and talk about carving. Today, the Blackhawk Woodcarvers have a membership of over 100 men and women whose skills cover the entire spectrum of the craft, from chip, characters, abstract and relief carving. The club is open to all carvers, at all skill levels, including those with no carving experience at all. Equipment can be as simple as a pocketknife to the more sophisticated power tools. The goal of the Blackhawk Woodcarvers is to preserve and encourage continued growth in the art and craft of carving. Club activities include seminars, workshops and "hands- on" carving every Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. until 11:00. A business meeting followed by demonstrations and "Show and Tell" is held on the third Wednesday of the month.
In August a professionally juried show is held where members' work is exhibited and some offered for sale. Vendors of tools, cutouts and wood used in carving will be present.
The clubs resources include:
• A small how-to video library and books covering many carving styles and carving projects.
• Club discounts with some vendors.
• Classes and demonstrations by carvers in the Midwest area (including our own members)
on the various techniques in the world of carving. • A grinder/polisher for your use.
Blackhawk Woodcarvers support various programs by giving demonstrations to area organizations. All meetings are held at Ken-Rock Community Center at 3218 11th Street,Rockford, IL 61109. The meetings are held in the multi-purpose room. map and directions If you carve, or would like to learn, now is the time to visit the Blackhawk Woodcarvers Club. Feel free to check us out before joining. A year membership is only $ 25.00. For more information call: Don Stansfield at 815-235-0075 or Bob Hallstrom at 815-963-1326