Northern Cardinal Carving Class

We are really looking forward to this coming Saturday’s carving class.  David Tuttle of the Green Mountain Woodcarvers will be teaching it, which means a great combination of experience and fun. He’ll provide the cardinal wood blank and eyes; the Museum will offer snacks and coffee. Northern Cardinal Carving Class at the Birds of Vermont MuseumThe cardinal can stand alone or become a holiday ornament (as in the picture). There’s still some time to pre-register! Call (802) 434-2167 or email us at; you can bring payment to the class or pay by phone. (Aside: do you think we should we enable PayPal?)

If you take this class, please bring your lunch and your own carving tools. Some carving tools may be for sale–let us know when you register. The fee is $25 for Birds of Vermont Museum members / $35 non-members.

Class starts at 9:00am and goes until 4:00pm. Best for older kids and adults, and beginners are welcome.

2 Replies to “Northern Cardinal Carving Class”

  1. I’ve rashly promised an elderly aunt a Northern Cardinal. I want to keep that promise. A novice carver, especially with birds, I scoured the Internet for resources, found one out-of-print book by Bob Guge at exorbitant prices, and little else.
    This class, Northern Cardinal Carving Class, was in 2010. Is there any chance that instructional materials are available for sale by the Museum, as sometimes happens with special classes and exhibits?
    Your response will be much appreciated. Time is short at my end of the conversation.

    1. Hi Jeff,

      We’ve only just seen this comment (I’m not sure why; usually they are sent to us), and I’m sorry that I won’t be much help, either! These classes are taught by a volunteer from southern Vermont and he typically brings the materials with him, rather than us supplying them. These generally include handout diagrams, wood blanks, eyes, paint.

      I did look in our files; we only have the class flyer (no how-to with that). Our gift shop does have a few carving books by Robin E Trudell (ignore the “for kids” bit in some titles; it’s for all beginners, sheesh). Not much as it’s our “off season”…

      There are several active carving groups and clubs in New England, including the Green Mountain WoodcarversGreen Mountain and New England Wood Carvers. I hope one of them may be able to further your search! I wish I could be of more help.

      — Kir, occasional blogger for the Museum

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