Saturday, May 17, 2014

Woodcarver Stuart Baird to offer class on bird carving at Community Arts Center

HANCOCK -- Woodcarver Stuart Baird will offer a class on bird carving this summer at the Copper Country Community Arts Center.

Carving of chickadee. (Photo courtesy Copper Country Community Arts Center)

In this class, Introduction to Traditional Bird Carving: Carving the Black-capped Chickadee, students will learn the art of traditional woodcarving and use traditional tools, chisels, gouges, and carving knives. In the process of carving the bird, students will learn how to mount glass eyes and pewter feet, learn feather groups and how to carve them, and receive instruction on how to paint and finish their chickadee.

Woodcarver Stuart Baird demonstrates some of his techniques to young admirers at an exhibit of his work in Calumet a few years ago. (Keweenaw Now file photo)

The class happens from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays -- June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26 and August 2 -- at the Copper Country Community Arts Center located at 126 Quincy Street in Hancock. Fee: $130 if registered and paid by June 14; $140 after June 14. Deadline to register is June 18. Materials Fee: This class has an additional materials fee of $75 per student, due to the instructor the first day of class.

Call 482-2333 for more information. 

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