The Guge Institute of Wildlife Art

The Guge Institute of Wildlife Art Josh Guge is one of the best instructors and sculptors in the business. He has won Best in World honors for his sculptures.
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Check out josh's newest classes...all on his 2019 schedule!
11/26/2018
Guge 2019 Classes

Check out josh's newest classes...all on his 2019 schedule!

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum of Wausau
11/02/2018
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum of Wausau

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum of Wausau

Watch this WZAW-TV7 news story about Birds in Art artist Josh Guge, who's leading programs during his artist residency at the Woodson Art Museum, Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 1-4. He returns to lead a second woodcarving workshop, Nov. 16-18. http://ow.ly/eQZs30msZOz

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum of Wausau
10/30/2018

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum of Wausau

Visit Thursday evening, Nov. 1. During Art 101: Woodcarving Wonders, 5:30-6:30pm; Birds in Art artist Josh Guge shares insights into his carving and painting techniques. http://ow.ly/7SLa30mpFDC

Josh's up to date schedule! Still working on getting it up to date on the website...The Guge Institute and Art Studio Sc...
09/10/2018
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Josh's up to date schedule!
Still working on getting it up to date on the website...

The Guge Institute and Art Studio Schedule
(2018-2020)

WEEK NIGHT -OPEN STUDIOS Revised Sept 2018
Weekly Wednesday Night Open Studios- $40 from 5-8pm. There is a supple fee per project. Call beforehand to attend 224-629-0581. This class is only held the weeks Josh is in town. Please check the schedule online.

*indicate Guge Institute classes held at the Elgin, IL location

Sept 21-24 4 day Vermilion Flycatcher (New Cast) 8am-5pm Bettendorf, IA
Contact The Woodcraft Shop 800-397-2278

*Sept 29 1 day, Open Studio (Saturday) 9am-4pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL $80

Oct 19-21 3 day Creating Habitat 8am-5pm Paxton, Massachusetts
Contact Josh Guge 224-629-0581 $250

*Oct 27 1 day, Open Studio (Saturday) 9am-4pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL $80

Nov 1 Lecture Woodson Art Museum
Contaact- Catie Anderson 715-845-7010 Wausau, WI

Nov 2-4 3 day Cape May Warbler (New Cast) 8am-5pm Woodson Art Museum
Contact Catie Anderson (715) 845-7010 Wausau, WI

*Nov 10 1 day, Open Studio (Saturday) 9am-4pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL
$80

Nov 16-18 3 day Cape May Warbler (New Cast) 2nd class 8am-5pm Woodson Art Museum
Contact- Catie Anderson 715-845-7010 Wausau, WI

Dec 5-7 3 day American Goldfinch 8am-5pm Woodcraft
Contact Woodcraft 805-658-9663 Ventura, California

*Dec 15 1 day, Open Studio (Saturday) 9am-4pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL
$80

Jan 5-9 5 day Pygmy Owl (New Cast) 8am-5pm Ft Myers, FL
Contact: Josh or Laura Guge $380/$180 deposit

*Jan 19 1 day, Open Studio (Saturday) 9am-4pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL
$80

Jan 25-28 4 day bird Pygmy Owl (New Cast) 8am-5pm Bettendorf, IA
Contact The Woodcraft Shop 800-397-2278

Feb 5-8 4 day Vermilion Flycatcher (New Cast) 8am-5pm Aransas Pass, TX
Contact http://www.texascarvers.org/ $280 + $25 supply fee

*Feb 16 1 day, Open Studio (Saturday) 9am-4pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL
$80

Feb 22-24 3 day Painting/Paint Theory TBD 8am-5pm Bettendorf, IA
Contact The Woodcraft Shop 800-397-2278

*Mar 9 1 day, Open Studio (Saturday) 9am-4pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL
$80

March 18-22 5 day Male or Female Cardinal (summer/winter pose)8am-5pm Springfield, MO
http://www.ozarkswoodcarvingseminar.com/ $285

*Apr 13 1 day, Open Studio (Saturday) 9am-4pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL
$80

April 25 1 day Paint bird TBD Ocean City, Maryland Contact- Ward Show

April 26-28 World Ward Show Ocean City, Maryland www.wardmuseum.org

May 1-4 World Fish Carving and Taxidermy Show Springfield Expo Center, Springfield, Mo
http://www.taxidermy.net/wtc/

*May 11 1 day, Open Studio (Saturday) 9am-4pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL
$80

*May 17-19 3 day Bird TBD 8am-5pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL
Contact Josh Guge $240/ deposit $120

*June 1 1 day, Open Studio (Saturday) 9am-4pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL
$80

June 11-14 4 day TBD baby bird 8am-5pm Maquoketa, IA
Contact The Woodcraft Shop 800-397-2278

July 13-16 4 day Ruby-throated Hummingbird (sitting/flying)8am-5pm Creede, CO
Contact Josh Guge 224-629-0581 Laura Guge [email protected] $TBD

2020
Feb 17-20 4 day Vermilion Flycatcher (New Cast) 8am-5pm Tempe, AZ
Dave Rushlo 480-994-1233

06/26/2018
Home - The Guge Institute of Wildlife Art

Josh's classes are up to date August 2018 through July 2019!
check out all the details on our website
http://gugeinstitute.com/schedule/

We are excited for the new locations! We hope to see you at a class in your area soon!

Josh Guge – Guge Institute and Art Studio from Adam Flikkema on Vimeo. The Guge Institute of Wildlife Art World renowned carvers and two of the best instructors in the business Bob Guge and Josh Guge will demonstrate how to master this unique form of art that incorporates; drawing, three dimension...

03/19/2018

Hummingbird anyone?

03/14/2018
Home - The Guge Institute of Wildlife Art

The schedule has been updated online! Check it out!
http://gugeinstitute.com/

Josh Guge – Guge Institute and Art Studio from Adam Flikkema on Vimeo. The Guge Institute of Wildlife Art World renowned carvers and two of the best instructors in the business Bob Guge and Josh Guge will demonstrate how to master this unique form of art that incorporates; drawing, three dimension...

Here's our most recent e-blast sent to all our students! Check out where Josh is headed this year! We hope to see you al...
12/30/2017
Guge Class Schedule 2018

Here's our most recent e-blast sent to all our students!

Check out where Josh is headed this year! We hope to see you all soon!
Happy New Year!

Feb 5-8 4 day Red-Breasted Nuthatch 8am-5pm Tempe, AZ

www.gugeinstitute.com The schedule is up to date online for 2018! Check out a class near you! AND send us your ideas for...
12/03/2017
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The schedule is up to date online for 2018! Check out a class near you! AND send us your ideas for the weekend classes at our studio!! We are looking for your interest before deciding on the topic for the TBD classes!

hope to see you all at a class soon!

Josh Guge – Guge Institute and Art Studio from Adam Flikkema on Vimeo. The Guge Institute of Wildlife Art World renowned carvers and two of the best instructors in the business Bob Guge and Josh Guge will demonstrate how to master this unique form of art that incorporates; drawing, three dimension...

11/26/2017

Updated The Guge Institute and Art Studio Schedule
(2018) Our website schedule will be updated within the next couple weeks.
*indicate Guge Institute classes held at the Elgin, IL location

*Dec 2-3 Create Smoothie Bird project 2 day 9am-4pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL $160

*Dec 9 1 day, Open Studio (Saturday) 9am-4pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL Create ornaments $80

Jan 7-10 4 day Kingfisher or Mini Red-Shoulder Hawk (New Cast) 8am-5pm Ft Myers, FL
Contact: Josh or Laura Guge $140 non-refundable deposit required/Balance Due Dec 5th $280

*Jan 20 1 day, Open Studio (Saturday) 9am-4pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL
$80

Jan 26-29 4 day (Mini) Red-shouldered Hawk (New Cast) 8am-5pm Bettendorf, IA
Contact The Woodcraft Shop 800-397-2278

Feb 5-8 4 day Red-Breasted Nuthatch 8am-5pm Tempe, AZ
Dave Rushlo 480-994-1233

*Feb 17 1 day, Open Studio (Saturday) 9am-4pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL
$80

Feb 23-25 3 day Paint a Bob-white Quail (mini) and Paint Theory 8am-5pm Bettendorf, IA
Contact The Woodcraft Shop 800-397-2278

*March 10 1 day, Open Studio (Saturday) 9am-4pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL
$80

March 19-23 5 day Mockingbird ⅔ scale 8am-5pm Springfield, MO
http://www.ozarkswoodcarvingseminar.com/ $285

April 6-8 3 day Creating Habitat 8am-5pm Elgin, IL
Contact Josh $240 + supply fee

*April 14 1 day, Open Studio (Saturday) 9am-4pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL
$80

April 27-29 World Ward Show Ocean City, Maryland www.wardmuseum.org

May 6-8 3 day Creating Habitat 8am-5pm Troy, MI
Contact Larry Piotrowski [email protected] or 248-879-1994

*May 12 1 day, Open Studio (Saturday) 9am-4pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL
$80

*May 18-20 3 day, TBD (send us your ideas) 8am-5pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL
$240

*June 2 1 day, Open Studio (Saturday) 9am-4pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL
$80

June 13-15 3 day Rufous Hummingbird (Sitting or Flying) 8am-5pm Maquoketa, IA
Contact The Woodcraft Shop 800-397-2278

July 9-13 5 day Western Tanager 8am-5pm Ellensburg, WA http://www.nwcarvingacademy.com/classes/

*July 21 1 day, Open Studio (Saturday) 9am-4pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL
$80

*Aug 11 1 day, Open Studio (Saturday) 9am-4pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL
$80

*August 20-24 5 day Bird Class TBD (send us your ideas) 8am-5pm Guge Institute- Elgin, IL
$380

Sept 14-17 4 day Vermilion Flycatcher 8am-5pm Bettendorf, IA
Contact The Woodcraft Shop 800-397-2278

*Sept 22 1 day, Open Studio (Saturday) 9am-4pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL
$80

11/25/2017

Florida class is just around the corner! This class is quickly filling up! Be sure to contact us if ur interested in reserving a seat in this class!
Ft Myers, FL

08/05/2017
Josh Guge's Class Schedule

Josh is gearing up for more traveling this fall! Here's an up dated schedule of where he will be and what he will be teaching! Our Email list is up to date. If you wish to get on our e-mail list please send an email to [email protected].
The Florida class is filling up quick. So if you are interested in that class be sure to send us a message!

Guge Institute Class Schedule Aug 2017 through July 2018Aug 7 G.O.W. Painting a Goldfinch 8am-5pm Sandwich Fairgrounds, IL https://www.gatheringofwoodcarvers.com $45

05/31/2017
Schedule - The Guge Institute of Wildlife Art

Classes are up to date through July 2018!

Check out our new class locations-

July 2017- Creede, Colorado
October 2017- Bismarck, North Dakota
October 2017- Marion, Iowa
February 2018- Tempe, Arizona

CONTENTS

05/26/2017

Updating class schedule through July 2018 soon! If you have wanted to schedule a 1-on-1, small group or large group class. Contact us ASAP if you want to be added to our class schedule!

Congrats to Gary!!
04/30/2017

Congrats to Gary!!

Best in World Decorative Lifesize Gary Eigenberger

Joshua Woods Guge- world champion wood sculptor
04/29/2017

Joshua Woods Guge- world champion wood sculptor

Josh took second place best in world for his warblers! So proud of him!!

04/29/2017
Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University

Congrats to everyone for all the hard work!

IMMEDIATELY
World Champions Announced
SALISBURY, MD---The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University, held the 47th Annual World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival this weekend at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD.
Over 1100 carvings were entered by carvers of all levels, from Youth to World Class, in 42 different divisions which include life-size and miniature decorative bird carvings, interpretive carvings and several categories of working decoys. At the award ceremony on Saturday night the winners of the World Champion Divisions were announced. They are as follows:
Division A - Decorative Life-size Wildfowl
1. Reddish Egret by Gary Eigenberger, Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
2. Cape May Warblers by Josh Guge,Pingree Grove, Illinois, USA
3. Elf Owl by Alan Jordan, Rochester, New York, USA

Division B - Floating Decorative Life-size Waterfowl Pair –
Single White-Fronted Goose
1. Larry Fell,Belleville, Ontario, Canada
2. Rick Bobincheck, McClellandtown, Pennsylvania, USA
3. Anthony Donato, Fresno, California, USA

Division C - Decorative Miniature Wildfowl
1. Sugar Bird Pair by Gerald Painter, Great Falls, Montana, USA
2. Purple Heron by Gary Eigenberger, Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
3. Griffin Vulture by Jeff Krete, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

Division D - Interpretive Wood Sculpture
1. Brown Pelican by Lynn Branson, Courtenay, British Columbia,Canada
2. The Grief of the Gaia by Tom Baldwin, Cuyohoga Falls, Ohio, USA
3. Flying into extinction by Daniel Montano, Spring Valley, California, USA

Division SR - Shootin' Rig
1. Phalarope Rig by Keith Mueller, Killingsworth, Connecticut, USA
2. Canvasbacks and Swan by Thomas Flemming, Minnetrista, Minnesota, USA
3. Gadwalls by Thomas Christie, Waverly, Iowa, USA

For more information call 410-742-4988, ext.106. or visit the Ward Museum web site at www.wardmuseum.org.

03/20/2017

So many people signing up for classes!

We r excited to see many of you at our upcoming travel classes, Ward world show and world taxidermy, fish carving championships and international woodcarving congress show!

03/18/2017

Here's an example of a Lazuli Bunting packet. Guge bird pattern, painted guge bird pattern, paint chart showing color combination, and reference sheet of different angles of the bird.
These can be ordered at any time by emailing [email protected]
You can view our complete list of castings available at www.gugeinstitute.com.

Encouraged to see Guge Institute students from all around the country receiving awards in this AWC - International woodc...
03/18/2017

Encouraged to see Guge Institute students from all around the country receiving awards in this AWC - International woodcarvers Congress newsletter!
Keep up the good work!

03/06/2017
Home - The Guge Institute of Wildlife Art

Online Class schedule is up to date through march 2018!
Please note world fish show class may 2017- click on the class for details about how to register. sign up for a class today!

www.gugeinstitute.com

Josh Guge – Guge Institute and Art Studio from Adam Flikkema on Vimeo. The Guge Institute of Wildlife Art World renowned carvers and two of the best instructors in the business Bob Guge and Josh Guge will demonstrate how to master this unique form of art that incorporates; drawing, three dimensional...

02/12/2017
Josh

Josh

Airbrush class at the Guge institute !

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01/28/2017

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Guess who's piece is on the cover of woodcarving magazine? 😱

01/12/2017
Josh Guge's Class Winter 2017 Schedule

Updated Schedule 2017
Please use this link for the most up-to-date schedule. The website will be updated in a next couple weeks.

See you at a class soon!

We currently have added a 1/3 Great Horned Owl cast, Mini 1/2 Bluejay, and Chickadee on Stump to our list. These will be available on our website soon.To place cast orders please email me [email protected]. We are currently working on updating our website with new schedule details. This is the...

Joshua Woods Guge- world champion wood sculptor
11/28/2016
Joshua Woods Guge- world champion wood sculptor

Joshua Woods Guge- world champion wood sculptor

No Holiday Open House this year, I have several items for purchase. Contact me for more information. Place custom orders soon so they are complete in time for Christmas!

10/26/2016
Josh Guge's winter 2017 Class Schedule and video sessions

New winter classes!

Making bird feet and mounting the bird, great horned owl classes and many many more!

Sign-up today for your own private 1-on-1 critique!

When I'm teaching a bird class, one of the most frequently asked questions is- How do you make the bird feet and mount the bird to the base? Unfortunately there is never enough time during these classes to show the students how to build the feet. So I have decided to create a class that focuses on t...

Up coming classes near and far....Check out these classes online at www.gugeinstitute.comWe are  in the process of updat...
09/07/2016
Home - The Guge Institute of Wildlife Art

Up coming classes near and far....

Check out these classes online at www.gugeinstitute.com
We are in the process of updating the online schedule.

Sept 23-26 4 day Violet-green Swallow 8am-5pm Bettendorf, Iowa
Contact The Woodcraft Shop 800-397-2278

Sept 17 1 day, Open Studio (Saturday) 9am-4pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL $80

Oct 13-15 3 day ⅔ Saw-whet Owl 8am-5pm Leipers Fork, TN
Contact- Dave Brogan [email protected] or 615-799-9666

Oct 29 1 day, Open Studio (Saturday) 9am-4pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL $80


Nov 12 1 day, Open Studio (Saturday) 9am-4pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL $80


Nov 19-20 2 day Making bird feet/mounting 9am-5pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL $160 + supply fee


Dec 3 1 day, Ornament/Open Studio (Saturday) 9am-4pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL $80


Dec 10-11 2 day Class TBD 9am-5pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL

Jan 7 1 day Open Studio (Saturday) 9am-4pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL $80

Jan 16-20 5 day Bird Class TBD 8am-5pm Calusa Nature Preserve, FL
Contact: Josh or Laura Guge $325 +supply fee

Jan 27-Feb 30 4 day Bird of Prey TBD 8am-5pm Bettendorf, Iowa
Contact The Woodcraft Shop 800-397-2278

Feb 6-10 5 day Bluejay (⅔ scale) Class 8am-5pm Aransas Pass, TX $280

Feb 18 1 day, Open Studio (Saturday) 9am-4pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL
$80

Feb 24-26 3 day Paint a Purple Finch and Paint Theory 8am-5pm Bettendorf, Iowa
Contact The Woodcraft Shop 800-397-2278

March 11 1 day, Open Studio (Saturday) 9am-4pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL $80


March 20-24 5 day Cedar Waxwing/Open Wing Cedar Waxwing 8am-5pm Springfield, Missouri
http://www.ozarkswoodcarvingseminar.com/ $285

April 1 1 day, Open Studio (Saturday) 9am-4pm Guge Institute - Elgin, IL $80

April 28-30 World Ward Show Ocean City, Maryland www.wardmuseum.org

May 7-9 3 day Baltimore Oriole 8am-5pm Troy, Michigan
Contact Larry Piotrowski [email protected] or 248-879-1994

May 16-20 World Fish Carving and Taxidermy Show Peoria Civic Center, IL
http://www.taxidermy.net/wtc/

May 17 1 day Hands on Fish Class @ World Taxidermy Peoria, Illinois
Contact Josh Guge

May 23-27 5 day Snowy Owl 8am-5pm Bend, Oregon
Contact Doug or Gerri Harrison [email protected] 541-815-7720 or 541-815-7721

Josh Guge – Guge Institute and Art Studio from Adam Flikkema on Vimeo. The Guge Institute of Wildlife Art World renowned carvers and two of the best instructors in the business Bob Guge and Josh Guge will demonstrate how to master this unique form of art that incorporates; drawing, three dimensional...

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