Instructor Tom Baldwin
Duration 7 Weeks
Start Date January 17, 2023
End Date February 28, 2023
Location Second Floor



TUESDAY 12:00- 3:15 PM I January 17 – February 28, 2023 (7 WKS) 

The class will be taught by world-class international award-winning wildfowl carving artist, Tom Baldwin. Students will start with a bandsawn blank and complete a fully detailed and painted wooden bird that will look as though it could fly away when finished. This class is structured for people who have little or no experience in wood carving.  Students will learn the techniques of micropower carving using Tupelo wood. CVAC will provide the tools necessary for this class.  Students must provide their own acrylic paints and brushes later for the painting portion of the class. If you like birds – you are going to love this class. A $25 material fee is included in the final price. M $187 NM $209


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Tom Baldwin Biography

Tom Baldwin is a world-class wildfowl carving artist who started his class at CVAC in the summer of 2016.  Tom won the prestigious title of Second Best in the World (Division D – Interpretive Wood Sculpture, World-Class Level) for his piece titled The Grief of Gaia at the Ward World Championships in 2017.  This work was also included in the international  2019 “Birds in Art” exhibit at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin.  Among his other awards are the Best Sculpture in Ohio at the 70thAnnual Ohio Artist Exhibition at the Zanesville Museum of Art (2015) and the M & T Printing purchase award and first place awards at the Canadian National Wildfowl Carving Championship (2012).

Supply List

  • Script-liner paintbrush and additional paints to be determined by instructor on first day.
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