Class Title: Carving Little Birds – An Introduction to Whittling
Instructor: Geoff Davis
Cost: $60 including materials, $100 combined morning and afternoon sessions, basic carving knife $20
Date and Time: Saturday, August 7, 8:00 – 12:00
Location: Judge Stone House – Woodworking Studio, 107 S. 8th Street, Noblesville, Indiana
Registration: Call (317) 565-7132 and leave a message. You will receive a confirmation call.
Class Limit: 8 Students
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Geoff Davis carves little birds. Last year he pledged 50 to help the Folk School to raise money for construction and technology costs. Since this time he’s carved nearly 100 little birds.
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 a morning of old time whittling as he he guides you through carving a five inch songbird from white pine using simple knives and gouges.
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.
On the afternoon following this class Geoff will be teaching Painting and Distressing Little Bird Carvings.