The Northeastern Wisconsin Woodworkers Guild holds Monthly Meetings and hosts events and programs throughout the year. Click Resuming In-Person Guild Meetings for information about beginning to meet in person again. Click Upcoming Events & Programs to see the schedule. Click Monthly Meeting Location for information about where monthly meetings are held. Click Events Sponsored by Other Organizations to see other related events that might interest you.
Monthly meetings feature presentations of interest to woodworkers. They are typically held at 7pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Please click Upcoming Meetings to check details below or look in the current newsletter in Newsletters. The exceptions when monthly meetings do not take place include the month of the Woodworking Show, August Picnic, and December Potluck celebration.
Examples of past program topics include:
- Glues and adhesives
- Spalted wood
- Flute making
- Many more
Suggestions for programs are always welcome.
Meetings also include time for questions, help from other woodworkers, and sharing of accomplishments (Woodworker’s Show and Tell).
There is also a “sub-group” of carvers who hold an additional monthly gathering with “hands-on” sessions focusing on carving techniques, sharpening, design, and painting.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 @ 7:00pm
Award Winning Artist, Pat Williams, will teach
the Guild Members in April. She will share what it takes as an Artist, to create the details of the Winged world; Bird shapes/ proportion/ reality. Help you to understand the shape of each feather and its growth direction, so you can create a beautiful bird in all its realism. How important a "shadow" is to your finished work. Learn the "Pendulum: movement of your brush for feather detail.
Pat said, "I feel my biggest rewards come from
seeing my students excel in Art which is the window of one's soul. I often use my Art to deliver a message or inspire the viewer" Pat is a self taught Artist since the age of 13 and a sought after ART Teacher for over 40 years. "I always used the Library to teach myself new techniques and have experienced first hand all the mistakes, as a result, I am able to notice a nuance before a budding artist gets in a discouraging habit. I help them to really "SEE", and "Think like an Artist". "I want my students to leave, looking at nature and it's winged inhabitants.....and noticing their feathered gifts. There is a beautiful world of winged birds around us, which my students are able to truly SEE and carry with them, when they are done with my class."
Pat feels whether you are painting a picture, carving, sculpting, woodworking etc.; Your world as a creator can always be improved with new enthusiasm for the beautiful world around us.
SPECIAL NOTE: Pat asks that all who come to the meeting bring a pad of unlined paper & a pencil. She has an exercise for everyone to do.
Upcoming Events & Programs:
May 18, 2022 at 7:00pm – Members’ Woodworking Forum – Ask questions, Share solutions
June 15, 2022 at 7:00pm – Jim Wesp – Kettle Moraine Hardwoods – Domestic and Exotic Lumber
July 20, 2022 at 7:00pm – Chuck Druckrey – Timber Framing
August, 2022 – Annual Guild Picnic (Date TBD)
Sept 21, 2022 at 7:00pm – Brian Zabel – Zabel’s Sawmill -Aspects of Running a Sawmill & Kiln Drying
Oct 8-9, 2022 – 39th Annual Woodworking Show – Denmark High School
Schedule is subject to change without notice
Monthly Meeting Location:
Northeast WI Technical College (NWTC)
Monthly programs are held at NWTC, 2740 W Mason St, Green Bay
Please note: Beginning in June, the Guild will be meeting at NWTC
Events Sponsored by Other Organizations:
If your organization has an event you would like included please contact us.