Instructor Tom Baldwin
Duration 1 Weeks
Start Date July 24, 2023
End Date July 28, 2023
Location The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center


WEEK TWO: Bird Carving w/Tom Baldwin

DATES/TIME: July 24 – 28, 2023 // 11:00 – 3:45 PM

LOCATION: Cuyahoga Valley Art Center

TUITION: Member $187   Non-Member $209

(Beginner-Advanced) Tom Baldwin, international award-winning wildfowl carving artist, will lead this week-long class that teaches advanced to beginning-level students alike how to create fine wooden wildfowl sculptures. Students will start with a Tupelo wood bandsawn blank and complete a fully detailed and painted wooden bird (TBA) using micropower carving tools and acrylic paints. All tools will be provided for this class. This class is structured for people who have little or no experience in wood carving.  If you like birds – you are going to love this class.

Students must provide their own acrylic paints and brushes to potentially complete the painting portion of the class at home.  A $25 material fee is included in the final price.


Tom BaldwinInstructor: Tom Baldwin

Tom Baldwin is an internationally award-winning wildfowl carving artist.  He recently won 2nd Best in the World at the 2017 Ward World Wildfowl Carving Championship in Interpretive Division,  M & T Printing purchase award at the Canadian National Wildfowl Carving Championship, and has won back-to-back Best in Shows at the  Wings and Water Festival,  Award of excellence at the 2014 Kaleidoscope Holiday show, 1st place at the 2015 Kaleidoscope Holiday show, top 5 runners up for the Akron High Arts Festival 5 years in a row and Best of Show at the 29th Annual Regional Juried Art Show at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center.  Tom also received the best sculpture award at the 70th Annual Ohio Exhibition at the Zanesville Museum of Art. Tom’s new book “Three Carving Projects for the Beginner” was released in 2018.

Tom was also accepted into the prestigious 2019 “Birds in Art” Exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin.  He also judges for the Ward World Wildfowl Championship, The Canadian National Wildfowl Carving Championship, Ohio Decoy Carvers and Collectors Show, and the New Brunswick Woodcarving Show.

Tom lives in Akron, Ohio with his wife, Barbara, and their two dogs.

You can see his work at

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