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Husband, wife team teach new community ed classes

Donna, left, and Mike Moseman of Hudson show examples of his wood carving and her beadwork through Community Education. (Submitted photo to Hudson Star Observer)

Hudson Community Education is always on the lookout for new instructors to share their talents with the community. Two new instructors are Mike and Donna Moseman of Hudson, a retired husband-wife team pursing their love of wood carving and beaded jewelry who want to share their years of experience in upcoming classes.

Mike started wood carving in 1992 with a carving group in Hibbing, Minn. His first project was a nuthatch followed by a loon. He has extended these into various songbirds, waterfowl, and birds of prey. His favorite sculptures include wrens, chickadees, cedar waxwings, wood ducks, loons, kestrels, peregrine falcons and eagles.

Mike has received recognition at the Kansas City Carving Show and his bird sculptures are in collections in five countries and sixteen states. Combining his woodworking, carving and teaching skills along with his love of nature, he enjoys sharing these with others.

During his Community Education class, participants will learn the types of carving, selection of wood and tools, basics of shaping, detailing, burning, painting and mounting their own nuthatch. Mike’s upcoming class, Basic Wood Carving 101, will start on Monday, March 24, for four weeks, at the Hudson Middle School from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Donna has studied many different types of jewelry making including; wire wrapping, metal clay, viking weave, kumihimo and bead weaving. She will be offering several beginning beading classes that will allow participants to learn the basics of beading jewelry and create a necklace or bracelet. Upcoming bead classes include:

—Beads, Beginning Stringing (ages 16-adult) Monday, March 31, at Hudson Middle School from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Tuesday, May 20, at Houlton Elementary from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

—Beads, Beginning Stringing for Youth (ages 10-14), to be held on Monday, May 5, from 3-5 p.m. at Hudson Middle School.

Visit the Hudson Community Education website for complete details and registration information at and click on the Community tab at the top of the website. The Hudson Community Education office is located at 644 Brakke Drive and is open between 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Want to share your talents with the community? Class proposals are now being accepted for the Fall/Winter session of Hudson Community Education. For more information, call or email Betsy Ganz at (715) 377-3722 or Fall/winter class proposals are due by May 1.