Our goal is to promote the art of woodcarving through teaching, sharing, and fellowship. We want to be of service to those who carve and who wish to learn to carve.
The benefits of Woodcarving are many. Obviously, it provides a creative outlet for those who wish to work with their hands. Every woodcarving is unique and different. Carvings can become gifts of lasting beauty and significance that can be handed down from generation to generation. A carving group provides companionship as well. You can carve and visit at the same time, not disturbed by the constant noise of power equipment in the background. And the cost of entry into woodcarving is small – all you really need to get started is a good, sharp knife.
The Reno Woodcarvers meet three times a month at the home of Paul Volpp. Beginning carvers are given special attention. We always have plenty of beginning woodcarving projects available at every meeting. In addition, we occasionally present a monthly featured project suitable for novice and intermediate carvers. Blanks (at cost) and instruction are provided for this featured project, and experienced carvers are always there, ready and willing to help. Many people also just bring a current project to work on while enjoying the companionship and creative atmosphere.
Along with our monthly meetings, we also sponsor professional woodcarving instructors who come to Reno and lead seminars. In the past, we have had Ron Ransom, Wayne Barton, Bob Travis, Chuck Solomon, Phil & Vicki Bishop, Dave & Michele Stetson, Debbe Edwards, and others.
If you have ever had the slightest urge to pick up a knife or gouge and start carving a piece of wood, we invite you to check out our group. Visitors are always welcome at our monthly meetings. Please give me a call for further information or to be put on our mailing list.
Paul Volpp, Reno Woodcarvers