​The Rock River Valley carving club will host a Free "How-To Seminar" at 69 Water Street in the Janesville Senior Center on the second floor on April 2nd at 7:30 PM.



Rock River Valley Carvers of Wisconsin. Inc.

is a 501(c4) Non-profit organization in Janesville, Wisconsin

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​“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So Do It.”

                                                        Kurt Vonnegut

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                                                 Color Mixing & Oil Pencils 101
Pat Tobin grew up in Southern Wisconsin and went to college at UW-Oshkosh. She received a BA in Art Education and has been involved in art all of her life. Pat has been teaching art to adults at the Janesville Senior Center for 25 years.
Color theory and its applications when working in a variety of art materials as well as with other people has been very 
enjoyable. Her main focus lately has been in watercolor painting and she has been inspired by Sharon Bechtold’s teaching of the art of wood burning. Pat hopes to incorporate more wood burning into her watercolor paintings in the future.
The other half of the duo has had a long history in the art scence but from a different aspect. 


David Thill studied art in high school in the midwest and acquired a passion to create realistic drawings of animals in the 
wild. Over the past decade he has been able to accomplish this goal in creating realistic drawings with the addition of 
Pyrographics.  Woodburning  is a technique that dates back to the Victorian and Art Deco period and provides a mysterious and captivating art form. This method allows a rustic and natural beauty but also let’s you feel it as well. The Pyrographic 
designs enable the artwork to stand out and create an illusion of realism. 


In recent years he has added to his mix of tools of the trade: Oil Pencils. This again has brought another dimension to his 
art and creates a realism not always available in traditional art. Capturing wildlife in art has been a reminder as to how important our wildlife is and how we should protect it for future 
generations.

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