Actual class dates: Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13, Jan. 3, 10 ,17
In 10 weeks (2.75 hours per week for a total 27.5 hours) you will carve and paint a 7" Great-horned Owl (approx. 30% life-size). You will learn how to make the feet and to mount the carving on a natural base (base can be supplied or you may wish to bring your own). This class will be of interest to carvers of any experience level - whether you've never carved a bird before or you're an expert carver, you will find this an enjoyable and challenging project. Cam works with each individual student based on their experience and abilities. When the class is finished you'll have a beautiful carving that you'll be proud to display! And you will also have learned many new skills.
The Razertip classroom is a fully-equipped facility where each workstation has all the top-quality tools and equipment needed to complete your project. Even if you have tools of your own, you won't need to bring them (unless you really want to).
A fee of $250.00 includes everything - a bandsawn basswood blank, glass eyes, study notes, pattern, paint, and any other tools and supplies as needed (also includes all applicable taxes). All you need to bring is a desire to carve your bird!
If you have any questions or wish to register by phone please call 306-931-0889
Organizer of Bird Carving - Carve a Great-horned Owl with Cam Merkle
Cam Merkle is the owner and president of Razertip Industries Inc. and Saskatchewan's only Wildfowl Master Artist. He has been teaching bird carving since 1984 and has been a teacher, judge and competitor with his carvings at shows and carving events all over North America. An avid bird observer and photographer, Cam has over 40 photo reference books and 2 pattern and photo books currently in print with more in the works.
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