The Northwest Carving Academy 2020 is our 12th year 

The academy would like to invite you to join fellow carvers and instructors for the 12th annual Northwest Carving Academy in Ellensburg, WA  July 13-17, 2020This year classes are offered covering hand and power carving, pyrography, painting and design, and baskets. Additionally, special interest classes are offered for spouses.


The instructors and the class project to be carved for the 2020 classes are available. A more detailed description about classes and instructors is available. 

See the quick notes section to the left to see each instructors current registration openings.  If class is full you can be added to the wait list for that class.

Get your registration in as soon as possible to reserve your spot. 

Registration information.

Registration formEmail the academy if you have questions.

   Waiting lists will be established as classes fill.  People often change classes at the last minute, so if you are interested in a class that is listed as full be sure to get on the wait list of that class.  


  The academy is held at the Kittitas County Fairgrounds Event Center.  RV campsites are available at the fairgrounds, see registration page for details.

     Add some extra time to come early or stay late and take in some of the wonderful sites in and around Ellensburg.  

  The carvings shown at the top of this page received the 2019 NW Carving Academy Peoples Choice Award. Each year, people attending the academy are encouraged to enter their carvings or pyrography in the gallery.  Everyone attending the academy will vote on their choice for the Peoples Choice Award.