2018 Summer Camp Instructors
All instructors on this page have confirmed they will be at camp!
If you would like to be an instructor, call
Brent Hemmerlein at  (574) 360-7296
or Marcia Yrineo at (574) 250-5395

Click on NAME link to go to the instructor’s website.
Click on a picture for slideshow view.


Karen Hundt-Brown  –  Gourds

Thunder Drum, Pyrography on gourds, Gourd Jewelry,
Dream Catchers and many other gourd projects.
(Please bring your woodburning tools!)  –  616-706-9685
Thursday, Friday, Saturday


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Jim Foster  –  3-D Relief Carvings  –  937-214-7800
Thursday, Friday, Saturday



Dayle Lewis

Chainsaw Carving afternoons
and a variety of small carving projects in the mornings
Thursday, Friday, Saturday


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Don Worley – Caricature Carving – No See Ums


937-845-0741  –  Thursday, Friday, Saturday



John Housefield – Carving rocks in basswood

Plastered House Project $45. Penguin Project – $20.



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Sharon Bechtold  –  Pyrography

Directions in Pyrography and Shamanism Workshop

YouTube Video

Project photos will be added soon.


Rod Beamish – Wood Vendor

Rod will be selling basswood and his caricature rough-out blanks.

He is not an instructor this year, but is willing to help anyone who needs assistance with carving his caricatures.


Jerry Ervin – Yam Carving

Mornings Only – Thursday Friday Saturday.


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Marcia Yrineo – Paper Quilling

Cost $5 for paper supplies. Study sheet to take home of various shapes. Complete as many projects as time allows.  Photos below are from books examples and friends. I will bring a selection of books you can choose projects from. Some paper and wood boxes will also be for sale at cost, but not required. You may bring blank cards or your own special paper or small boxes if you like, but I have a nice selection to choose from.




Mary Weinheimer – Beginners projects.


Paul Ray Simpson – Spoon carving. Wood vendor, but will NOT bring basswood (so he does not conflict with Rod Beamish’s basswood sales.)

More instructors coming soon.


7 thoughts on “Instructors/Projects/Crafts

  1. This was my first time attending the carving camp. I was very disapointed. Half of the teaching carvers, listed on the comupter site, were not there. Felt like I made the trip for nothing. Why didn’t you have the courtesy to remove those not comming from the computer site? Probably will not go again.


    1. We are very sorry that you were disappointed. There were several instructors who committed to our event, but did not show up. Only one of the missing instructors let us know that he was not coming, but that information was not reported to Marcia, so his name was not removed from the website. Some of our instructors were at another event who changed their date to the same as ours. The rest were expected to attend and teach, but simply did not show up. This is not preventable unless we require the instructors to sign a contract that we can hold them to. We are not a business, and do not attempt to make a profit. We do not pay the instructors, they volunteer to teach.

      Karen Brown has retired from being coordinator of the summer camp. (Thank you Karen for 3 years hard work!) A committee from the Council Oak Woodcarvers Club will be in charge in 2018. We are working very hard to improve the entire experience and we are making a lot of changes. We will make a public statement of what to expect next year on the home page of our website after we finalize our decisions. Our first decision is to make it a 3 day event (Thursday Friday Saturday). I sincerely hope you will give us another chance to make it worth the trip.


  2. Thank you, Marcia. I have a small group of beginning carvers at our local senior center. Some have expressed an interest in going to Breman for one day. I’ll be watching for the 2018 list of instructors. I see the ones you have so far. Will there be more? Thanks to you for all your efforts to make this a great learning experience for us.


  3. We sincerely hope there will be more! The Cedar Bird Shoppe will return for supplies, and John Dunkle will be selling knives and performing tool sharpening. We are in the process of calling all previous instructors to see if they will be at camp. As soon as we know we have a commitment, the additional instructors will be added to the list. I am getting a few maybes, they are on the road now and will check the schedule when they get home and call me back. I know for sure that Bruce Henn and Floyd Rhadigan are NOT teaching this year due to a conflict with a CCA event, and Molly Hanna is not teaching due to health restrictions. Check back later to see if the list has changed!


  4. Thanks, Marcia. Glad that Mr. Dunkle will be there. Hope you will be able to get more teachers. Next year I
    will consider teaching some scandinavian techniques.


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