Woodson Art Museum Offers Fall Woodcarving Workshop

WAUSAU, WISCONSIN: Woodcarving and painting techniques are the focus of a fall workshop offered by the Woodson Art Museum and led by renowned carver Bob Guge. During Birds in Wood: Wildfowl Woodcarving Workshop, November 2 – 4, Guge shares how to master skills necessary to achieve his signature soft-textured surfaces resembling downy plumage.

Guge, a northern Illinois woodcarver and veteran teacher, has amassed national awards and recognition throughout his forty-year career.


  • Five-time Best in World Champion, Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition, Ocean City, Maryland
  • Numerous Best of Show nationwide awards


  • Birds in Art exhibition, 1982 – 1996, Woodson Art Museum
  • American Bird Sculpture – Decoys to Decorative, 1987, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC

Guge work included in permanent collections at:

  • Woodson Art Museum
  • Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury, Maryland
  • Private and corporate collections throughout the world

Workshop instruction includes:

  • Discussions about anatomy and pattern making
  • Using a cast model of a bird for reference
  • Roughing, smoothing, and texturing with power tools
  • Color mixing and painting with acrylics

Workshop cost: $395. A nonrefundable deposit of $100 is due upon registration; $295 balance due by September 1. An early-bird discount registration rate of $355 is available; full payment is due by June 15.

Workshop cost includes Friday, Saturday, and Sunday lunches, snacks, beverages, cast for painting, and all instruction.

Registration deadline: September 1; space is limited to 12 participants. A registration form is available at www.lywam.org.

Woodson Art Museum
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
First Thursday of each month 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
Saturday – Sunday Noon – 5:00 pm
Closed Monday and holidays

Admission: Always Free Admission
Phone: 715.845.7010
Fax: 715.845.7103

Email: museum@lywam.org
Location: Franklin and 12th Streets, Wausau, Wisconsin 54403-5007
(700 N. 12th Street)
Online: www.lywam.org

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