Art Adventures for Preschoolers

Wednesdays, October 19 – November 9

Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am (first session) or 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (second session)

Where: Winterset Art Center, 224 S. John Wayne Dr.

Member Cost: $20 per child

Non-member Cost: $25 per child

Are you interested in having your pre- schooler experience art, but you don’t have the knowledge, supplies, or desire to clean up the mess? Let the Winterset Art Center help you! We are excited to share our love of creating with your students. Preschool Art Classes are designed for children who are developing their fine motor skills and learning about the world around them.

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Wood Carving Workshop

Tuesdays, October 18 – November 15, 2016

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Who: Ages 19 and up, all skill levels

Where: Winterset Art Center, 224 S. John Wayne Dr.

Member Cost: $60 plus $15 material fee

Non-member Cost: $75 plus $15 material fee

Randy Hansen, nationally – known, award winning woodcarver, will be teaching students to carve a blue bird peeking out of a blue bird house.

Call: 515-255-2236 to reserve your place and get more information about this exciting new workshop. Class size is limited.

2013 International Woodcarvers Congress
Forest Prince/Ruffed Grouse by Randy Hansen, 1st in Class: Game Birds by Affiliated Wood Carvers

Randy Hansen is a retired middle school science teacher from Des Moines, Iowa. He puts his biology degree to use by creating detailed wildlife carvings. Randy carves primarily birds, but has also created fish and mammals over his carving career. He regularly donates his work to a variety of conservation organizations. These have included the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, The National Wild Turkey Federation, Pheasants Forever and the Blank Park Zoo. In October of 2016 one of his carvings will be auctioned off to raise funds for the Navy Seal Family Foundation in San Diego, California. Randy has entered major carving contests from Maryland (Ward Foundation) to San Diego (California Open) and from Louisiana to Canada, Randy’s work has always placed in the top three. Hansen’s carvings have also been named best of show five times at the Iowa State Fair. His carving of a belted kingfisher placed third best of show at the International woodcarver’s congress in 2014. Randy is currently ranked in the top two for national decorative carver of the year. He has been named carver of the year twice for the local Ducks Unlimited organization, and has displayed his work at the Aldo Leopold art exhibit at Iowa State University. Randy’s carvings can be found in private collections throughout the Midwest and from Massachusetts to Georgia and from Alaska and south to California.

2014 International Woodcarvers Congress. Award winning carvings.

“I am looking forward to helping carvers in the Winterset area create carvings that they can treasure or possibly share with friends or family.”
~ Randy Hansen


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