Feather Carving & Painting with Bob Lindemann

The outer end of a carved, burned, and painted wooden blue jay feather. Crafted by Bob Lindemann.

Thanks to the demand for the September class, we are able to offer one in October, also!

Create  a wooden Blue Jay feather with Bob Lindemann. Not just woodcarving and painting; we will use a woodburner (pyrography) to create fine details. Open to all: beginning and experienced carvers both welcome!

Class is $45 (there’s a $10 discount for members – call to get your discount code or look in email).



Max 8 attendees

Three wooden feathers (painted, carved, and burned) and one knife. WIP by Bob Lindemann.
Tool and samples of wooden feathers at various stages.

Feather Carving & Painting with Bob Lindemann

The outer end of a carved, burned, and painted wooden blue jay feather. Crafted by Bob Lindemann.

Create  a wooden Blue Jay feather with Bob Lindemann. Not just woodcarving and painting; we will use a woodburner (pyrography) to create fine details. Open to all: beginning and experienced carvers both welcome!

Class is $45 (there’s a $10 discount for members – call to get your discount code or look in email).




Max 8 attendees

Three wooden feathers (painted, carved, and burned) and one knife. WIP by Bob Lindemann.
Tool and samples of wooden feathers at various stages.

September events

Unidentified hawk overhead against a brilliantly blue sky. Photo copyright Erin Talmage and used by permission.

Head and neck of Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura), a wood carving by Bob Spear (rest of body not visible in photo)The school year has started, but that isn’t slowing us down up on Sherman Hollow Road. Check out the fall programs at the Birds of Vermont Museum, sign up for one if you like, or just drop by. We’re open Wednesday – Sunday, 10-4, until Halloween. We’re open by appointment other days and after. The trails are open sunrise to sunset, every day. Libraries have passes, and admission is always free for members (https://birdsofvermont.org/membership/).

We look forward to seeing you!

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Paint-a-carving: class with woodcarver Larry Bertrand

round paint palette filled with paint

Ever wondered how some woodcarvings get their colors? Painting a carving is a skill practiced by amateur and professional woodcarvers to bring different dynamics and liveliness to many carvings. Join our class and try this for yourself.

Master woodcarver Larry Bertrand is providing a bird ornament for each participant to paint. He will guide attendees in techniques and tools used to color woodcarvings.

Designed for ages 8-118, open to all
Max: 10 people




Larry Bertrand is an award-winning woodcarver who has contributed to the Birds of Vermont Museum’s exhibits and gift shop.

See Larry’s work at the Museum and on Instagram at @BuzzardsBayBirds

A wooden killdeer being held in one hand while being painted . View is over the painter's left shoulder.

Upcoming Class: Killdeer Carving with David Tuttle

Come to a one-day carving class with David Tuttle of the Green Mountain Woodcarvers. We will carve and paint a Killdeer. Wood blank, eyes, snacks, and coffee provided.

Killdeer woodcarving by David Tutle
Killdeer woodcarving by David Tutle

No carving experience required! Beginners are as welcome as experts. Do bring your tools and gloves if you have them; if you don’t, let us know. Dave often brings some knives, gloves, etc. to sell.

Great for teens and adults.
Saturday, June 21 • 9:00am – 3:00pm
$25 for Museum and GMWC members • $35 for everyone else
Pre-register by email museum@birdsofvermont.org or phone 802 434-2167 .

Please bring your lunch; we will provide coffee, tea, snacks.

 

upcoming event: Woodcarving Demonstration

Woodcarving Demonstration
Woodcarving Demonstration

Wood Carving Demonstration
Saturday, October 20 • 1 – 2 p.m.
Check out our wood carving demonstration upstairs in the Birds of Vermont Museum workshop.

Ask questions, collect fresh ideas, learn a new technique. See what birds are in progress or guess which one will be added next to the collection.

A perfect complement to a museum visit. Appropriate for all ages. Free with admission.

Fabulous Fall Festival

Come to our annual Fall Festival!

Fabulous Fall Festival
Saturday, October 13 • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Live birds, music, soap and wood carving, kids’ crafts, face painting, and more!
$2 / Free if you are 3 and under or show your Museum or Green Mountain Woodcarver membership card

Our schedule of events (but check when you get here to be sure):
10:00    Carving  Workshop : Spirit faces in bark  (2 hours; $10 fee but this includes all-day admission also)
11:00    Soap Carving
11:00    Live Music by Northeast Field (terrific Celtic music)
1:00      Live Bird Talk
2:00      Soap Carving
2:15      Face Painting
3:00      Nature Note cards
3:59      Announcing Winner of the Kids Raffle

 

All Day / Ongoing:

  • Admire the Art Contest Entries and discover the Winners (Pick up your ribbon and prize if it’s you)
  • Used Books and Other Treasures Sale
  • Explore the Museum (can you find all 535 eggs? Did we count right?)
  • Get a ticket for a Raffle: Kids Raffle (Saturday only) and Decoy Raffle (winner announced October 31)
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Nature Quests
  • Live birds at our feeders, in the woods, in the meadoews
  • Snacks available for sale
  • Yet more games and crafts
  • Walking trails (have you found the pond? The stone wall? The new bench? All the items on the Unnatural Trail?)

 Looking forward to seeing you!