Affiliated Wood Carvers, Ltd

International Woodcarvers Congress

Affiliated Wood Carvers, Limited, (AWC) is a non-profit corporation whose primary purpose is to promote the fine art of woodcarving through the sponsorship of the International Woodcarvers Congress.


Each year, AWC hosts a variety of seminars taught by some of the foremost carvers in the world. Classes range from one-day to five-days; topics include woodcarving, clay sculpting, painting and many more. There are also classes offered for the non-carving participant.

Anyone who is a member of AWC Ltd. can take a seminar. Membership is $20.00 per year (USA), $25.00 (Foreign) and runs the calendar year from January to December.  You may join or renew your membership using the Seminar Registration Form below or the stand-alone membership form HERE

Impromptu gatherings of carvers during the evening hours offer many opportunities to  socialize, pick up different carving techniques and perhaps a trade secret or two.

Specific seminar topics and costs are announced in the “Congress Newsletter” sent to all dues paying members. The seminar description flyer is also available for download further below on this page.

For current information on seminar status, please click the Seminar Status menu item to your left.

Information and Forms


Please Note - 

Seminar instructors for 2018 (in no particular order) include:  Janet Denton Cordell, John Engler, Leah Goddard, Carol Jean Boyd, Josh Guge, Vic Hood, Chris Howard, Jan Jensen, Denny Neubauer, Ryan Olsen, Michele Parsons, Bruce Shostak, Rick Harney, and Alec LaCasse.

2019 Seminar Descriptions and Registration Form are NOT yet available!  Please check back.

    2018 5 Day Seminars 

    2018 3, 2 and 1 Day Seminars 4-27-18 version 

    2018 Complete Seminar List 4-27-18 version 

2018 Seminar Registartion Form 5-14-18 version 

2018 Shirt and Patch Order Form