Carving Little Birds – An Introduction to Whittling
Saturday, August 29, 2009
1:00 – 5:00
Geoff Davis, Instructor
Blue Stone Folk School Parlor Studio
Cost $60 includes materials. Carving knife available for $20
Geoff Davis carves little birds and he recently pledged his next 50 to help the Folk School to raise money for computers and technology.
In his unique style influenced by folk carvers such as Charles Hart and Wilhelm Schimmel Geoff carves the birds that are a part of his life using simple and inexpensive tools and materials.
Join Geoff for an afternoon of old time whittling as he he guides you through carving a five inch songbird from white pine using simple knives and gouges. As time allows Geoff will demonstrate his unique paint and finish techniques.
Each student will leave class with a their own songbird carving and the knowledge and skills to begin to tackle other carving and whittling projects on their own. Additional carving blanks will be available for purchase.
Skill level beginner to intermediate.
The July session of this class filled quickly. Space is still available for this session. Click here to reserve space.