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Carve a Gray Jay with Harvey Welch

Carve a Gray Jay
Presented by:
The Saskatchewan River Valley Art School (SRVAS)
Date and Time
February 24, 25, 26, 2017    9:00 - 4:30 PM CST
March 17, 18, 19, 2017    9:00 - 4:30 PM CST

The Razertip Classroom
301-9th Street North
Martensville, SK S0K2T0


Class Description

The first 3 days (Feb 24-26) will be spent carving and starting the texture on your Gray Jay. In the 3 weeks between sessions you will complete the texturing on your own so that it's ready to paint on the last 3 days (March 17-19).

All tools and equipment supplied. If you would rather carve with some or all of your own tools feel free to bring them along.

Cost; $240.00, which includes bird blank and glass eyes. For those who wish they can make their own feet, or purchase a pair of cast feet from Razertip. Anyone wishing an extra blank(s) please contact Harvey ahead of time. Lunch will be brown bag, there are grocery stores, fast food outlets close by for those who wish a quick pickup. Coffee and juice supplied.

Accommodations;  1. Canalta Hotel, Martensville  2. Adobe Inn, Martensville.  3. Saskatoon Hotels 18 km. away.

Limit 10 students.

Harvey Welch

Harvey Welch started carving in 1986 and became a full time carver after retiring from the Saskatoon Board of Education in 1991. Harvey is primarily a wildlife carver with a major focus on all species of birds. He shows his work at carving shows across Western Canada and has earned a number of best in show placements over the years. Harvey believes that carvings should reflect love of the subject and joy in the process. A well carved piece should serve to remind us all that the preservation of our natural world and the survival of all creatures that share our planet helps ensure our own survival.

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