Finishing Little Birds – An Introduction to Distressed and Aged Finishes
Saturday, August 29, 2009
8:00 – 12:00
Geoff Davis, Instructor
Blue Stone Folk School Parlor Studio
Cost $60 includes materials.
You will need to bring an unfinished bird (or two) from the whittling class.
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.
Spend an afternoon with Geoff discussing the notion of “honest distressing” as you explore adding subtle layers of color and texture to develop a sense of age and wear.
Each student will leave class with a their own finished songbird carving and the knowledge and skills to begin to tackle other distressing projects on their own.
Additional carving blanks will be available for purchase.
Skill level beginner to intermediate.