Our Instructor

  • Lloyd Thomas

    Lloyd Thomas became interested in carving after his retirement in 2000. Since then he has studied with the Haida carver Rick Wolcott and local West Coast carvers; Howard Greenaway, Wayne Hill and caricature carvers Fred Zavadil and Honky Hawrysio. He is on the executive of the Ontario Wood Carvers Association (OWCA) and has won many awards for his carvings. For the last 8 years he has taught carving classes at Lee Valley Tools and recently at the McMichael Gallery. He volunteers his time teaching carving to grade 7 and 8 classes in local schools. During the summer you will see him making walking sticks with the kids at summer camp. As much as he enjoys West Coast carving he enjoys studying and retelling the stories and myths to children more. Lloyd is currently running the "Whitevale School of the Arts" in Pickering.

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