Wood Carver Bio - Dale Green

I became interested in woodcarving after having tried and failed at various artistic endeavors.  In the fall of 1995 my wife saw a sign advertising wood carving classes at a local store so we stopped in.  On a whim, I bought a few tools and registered for a class – quite certain it would be another disaster.  Ellis Olson was my first woodcarving instructor and long-time mentor, patient enough to teach me to carve a little pegged leg sailor. That class was all it took to create a passion for caricature carving that continues to this day.

I was determined to learn everything about wood carving and took advantage of all the local classes and then hit the road to attend classes taught by the most recognized caricature carvers. 

After a few years I began designing and carving my own caricature figures, many of which have been published in carving magazines.  My carvings have won numerous First Place and Best of Division awards, including “Best of Show” at the 2012 and 2014 Caricature Carvers of America competition and Editor’s Choice Nominee for Best Design, Wood Carving Illustrated Magazine.  In 2014 I was fortunate to be inducted into the Caricature Carvers of America and currently serve as Secretary.  I enjoy creating a humorous scene that tells a funny story.  The highest compliment I receive is when one of my carvings puts a smile on someone’s face.

I began teaching about 20 years ago have taught across the country where I’ve enjoyed making new carving friends.  My teaching schedule includes a weekly group in my studio and a variety of classes for all levels of carvers.   I offer a line of rough-outs and knives/tools on my website, www.dalegreenwoodcarving.com .  My wife Kerry and I live in Holladay, Ut. with our 2 dogs.

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Dale's current and future Videos

Woodarving Arlo CaricaturesDale GreenLink
Painting ArloCaricaturesDale GreenLink
Woodcarving Boomer Workshop RecordingCaricatures/WorkshopDale GreenLink ## New Added 7/30 ##
Painting BoomerCaricaturesDale GreenLink ## New Added 7/24 ##
Woodcarving Roper Workshop RecordingCaricatures/WorkshopDale GreenLink ## New Added 10/13 ##
Woodcarving Caricature Dogs Workshop RecordingCaricatures Animals/WorkshopDale GreenLink ## New Added Aug 2023 ##

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