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Bird Carving

Bird Carving

American Robin

June 16-17 | 9am–4pm

Carve and painting a life size, American Robin in an antique smoothie style.  The Robin is a large, common and familiar bird native to much of U.S. and Canada. It has been considered by many to be the harbinger of Spring. It is frequently found in our yards and neighborhoods in the trees, bushes and on the ground searching for worms.  The instructor will be providing all the materials including wood, paint, wire for legs, and glass eyes as well as knives and paint brushes.

Cost: $125/person, All materials included

Duration: 14 hours (Two 7-hour days)

Register: June 16-17  

 

Baltimore Oriole

July 7-8 | 9am–4pm

Carve and paint a life size Baltimore Oriole. The Oriole is native to the northeast U.S. They are very colorful and recognizable and no other bird in the northeast looks like it. You often find them flittering around in the tree tops looking for insects or in the bushes feeding on berries. The instructor will be providing all the materials including wood, paint, wire for legs, and glass eyes as well as knives and paint brushes.

Cost: $125/person, All materials included

Duration: 14 hours (Two 7-hour days)

Register: July 7-8  

 


About the Instructor

Robin Salsbury wanted to be a wood carver at a young age and made a few carvings while in high school. An opportunity to take a class at RMSC carving a shorebird gave him the chance to finally explore this art form. Since then he has taken numerous classes from some of the foremost carvers throughout the U.S. and Canada. He has also competed at carving shows across the U.S. and Canada winning numerous ribbons, including a best of show at the Genesee Valley Woodcarvers Show. For over 20 years Robin has carved numerous birds, generally preferring native species. His repertoire includes ducks, geese, shorebirds, songbirds, and even a life-size Ivory-Billed Woodpecker.  He started teaching bird carving classes through W. Irondequoit’s Continuing Education Program around the year 2000 as well as several classes with the Woodcarving Club.

 


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