[POSTPONED] Cardinal Ornaments Sunday Option (One-Day Woodcarving Class)

Three painted woodcarvings: a male Northern Cardinal, a female Northern Cardinal, and an evergreen tree. They sit on a wooden surface against a pale background, with the male in front and the tree in back, overlapping. The birds are ornaments: they have small brass loops on their backs through which a cord could be threaded. The tree is a somewhat layered cone in dark green with some white and glitter on some of the ridges of its branches.
We are very sorry but we need to postpone today’s carving class. We just heard from Dave that he needs to take care of an ill family member. He would like to rescheudle the class, but is not sure of when that will be. We will reach out as soon as we know more, and we will reimburse anyone who cannot make the new date or decides not to take the reschedule class. We are sorry for the inconvenience!

Carve and paint two small Cardinals during this one-day carving class! Wood blank and paint provided.

David Tuttle of the Green Mountain Woodcarvers leads the workshop.

All levels welcome. Great for adults and teens. Younger kids need parental permission. Great skill-building for Scouts and 4-H.

Bring mask, tools, gloves, and lunch. (Contact us if you will need tools or gloves; Dave often brings some to sell.)

Register and pay in advance: $35 for Museum and GMWC members • $45 for everyone else.




Class size limited to 10. (Minimum 6 students needed to hold a session.)  If class fills, please join the waitlist. If enough people are on the waitlist, we try to arrange additional sessions.

Masks are required when indoors; thank you.

Contact us if you would like to hear of additional upcoming classes.

Two painted woodcarvings: male and female Northern Cardinals. They sit on a wooden surface against a pale background, with the male in front and the female in back, overlapping. The birds are ornaments: they have small brass loops on their backs through which a cord could be threaded.
Male and female Northern Cardinal ornaments, carved and painted by Dave Tuttle.

[POSTPONED] Cardinal Ornaments One-Day Woodcarving Class

Three painted woodcarvings: a male Northern Cardinal, a female Northern Cardinal, and an evergreen tree. They sit on a wooden surface against a pale background, with the male in front and the tree in back, overlapping. The birds are ornaments: they have small brass loops on their backs through which a cord could be threaded. The tree is a somewhat layered cone in dark green with some white and glitter on some of the ridges of its branches.
We are very sorry but we need to postpone today’s carving class. We just heard from Dave that he needs to take care of an ill family member. He would like to rescheudle the class, but is not sure of when that will be. We will reach out as soon as we know more, and we will reimburse anyone who cannot make the new date or decides not to take the reschedule class. We are sorry for the inconvenience!

Carve and paint two small Cardinals during this one-day carving class! Wood blank and paint provided.

David Tuttle of the Green Mountain Woodcarvers leads the workshop.

All levels welcome. Great for adults and teens. Younger kids need parental permission. Great skill-building for Scouts and 4-H.

Bring mask, tools, gloves, and lunch. (Contact us if you will need tools or gloves; Dave often brings some to sell.)

Register and pay in advance: $35 for Museum and GMWC members • $45 for everyone else.



Class size limited to 10. (Minimum 6 students needed to hold a session.)  If class fills, please join the waitlist. If enough people are on the waitlist, we try to arrange additional sessions.

Masks are required when indoors; thank you.

Contact us if you would like to hear of additional upcoming classes.

Two painted woodcarvings: male and female Northern Cardinals. They sit on a wooden surface against a pale background, with the male in front and the female in back, overlapping. The birds are ornaments: they have small brass loops on their backs through which a cord could be threaded.
Male and female Northern Cardinal ornaments, carved and painted by Dave Tuttle.

Drawing for Mindfulness: art workshop with Rachel Mirus

pencil drawing of wood frog (facing to the left, mostly in profile), by Rachel Mirus. Shown by permission.

Join artist Rachel Mirus in practicing observational drawing techniques that can quiet the mind and encourage being wholly present in nature.

In this short workshop, we’ll practice drawing techniques inside with a variety of materials for every ability level. Weather permitting, we’ll move outside for a nature walk and en plein air drawing. (If not, the museum’s bird-in-habitat exhibits are available.)

All materials provided, but participants are encouraged to bring any natural objects they wish to draw or share. You are welcome to bring any materials you prefer. Rachel also provides materials, but sometimes people have preferences and she support students using what they are comfortable with.

Minimum: 4 participants
Maximum: 15 participants
Ages 6 and up
Bring a friend! You are welcome to enjoy your lunch here at the museum after the workshop.

Sliding scale fee



Or call (802) 434-2167 to pay at the door.

You may also like the Nature Selfies workshop on November 12.

Pencil drawing of dove in flight by Rachel MIrus. Used by permission. Rachel Mirus: A light-skinned woman with straight, long brown and red hair, smiles in three-quarter view at camera. She is visible from shoulders up. She is outdoors with golden autumn foliage in background and a blue mountain ridge behind. Image shown with permission.

POSTPONED — Nature Selfies: art workshop with Rachel Mirus

a mixed media selfie art piece by Rachel Mirus incorporating nature materials and sketched objects. Used with permission.

Explore your connectedness to the Vermont landscape with artist Rachel Mirus. She takes us from thinking about our relationship to Vermont nature to being inspired by the ecologically-inspired work of Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo.

We will make a whimsical self-portrait illustrating our unique relationships.

We’ll start with a nature walk to stimulate the imagination and move inside for art-making with a variety of materials for every ability level. You are welcome to bring any materials you prefer. Rachel also provides materials, but sometimes people have preferences and she support students using what they are comfortable with.

Minimum: 4 participants
Maximum: 15 participants

Ages 6 and up • Great for families!

Dress to be outside, then inside. You are welcome to bring and enjoy your lunch here at the museum after the workshop.

Sliding scale fee



Or call (802) 434-2167 to pay at the door.

You may also like the Drawing for Mindfulness class on November 19.

Rachel Mirus: A light-skinned woman with straight, long brown and red hair, smiles in three-quarter view at camera. She is visible from shoulders up. She is outdoors with golden autumn foliage in background and a blue mountain ridge behind. Image shown with permission.

Bobolink One-Day Woodcarving Class

Simplified woodcarving of a bird, painted to match Bobolink plumage. Woodcarving is on a small base resting on a lace tablecloth. Carving and photo by Dave Tuttle, shown by permission.

Carve and paint a small Bobolink during this one-day carving class! Wood blank and paint provided.

David Tuttle of the Green Mountain Woodcarvers leads the workshop.

All levels welcome. Great for adults and teens. Younger kids need parental permission. Great skill-building for Scouts and 4-H.

Bring mask, tools, gloves, and lunch. (Contact us if you will need tools or gloves; Dave often brings some to sell.)

Register and pay in advance: $35 for Museum and GMWC members • $45 for everyone else.

Class size limited to 10. (Minimum 6 students needed to hold a session.)  If class fills, please join the waitlist. If enough people are on the waitlist, we try to arrange additional sessions.




Masks required when indoors.

Contact us if you would like to hear of additional upcoming classes.

A Swan of Manageable Size (August Woodcarving Seminar)

scaled-downhttps://ebird.org/vt/species/tunswa/US-VTwoodcarving of trumpeter swan, painted white with a black beak, on a wooden table

August 17 – 19, the Birds of Vermont Museum is hosting the Green Mountain Woodcarvers’ annual three-day seminar.  This year, they will carve a scaled-down Swan (based on the Trumpeter Swan).

The Swan can be carved in several styles, from “Antique” to fully detailed depending, on each carver’s abilities and choice.  If you are interested in taking the class, visit http://greenmountainwoodcarvers.org/class/class.html and follow the instructions there for more details and to register.

More about Trumpeter Swans:
ID – https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Trumpeter_Swan/
Vermont Sightings – https://ebird.org/vt/species/truswa/US-VT

and Tundra Swans (added because they can look very similar):
ID – https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Tundra_Swan/
Vermont Sightings – https://ebird.org/vt/species/tunswa/US-VT

 

Northern Shoveler: One-Day Woodcarving Class

What you need to get started carving: woodcarving tools (gauges and knife shown), protective glove, template or wood blank (bird-shaped blank pictured). And a water bottle, because it's important to stay hydrated.

Carve and paint a remarkable (yet small) Northern Shoveler during this one-day carving class! Wood blank and paint provided.

David Tuttle of the Green Mountain Woodcarvers leads the workshop.

All levels welcome. Great for adults and teens. Younger kids need parental permission. Great skill-building for Scouts and 4-H.

Bring mask, tools, gloves, and lunch. (Contact us if you will need tools or gloves; Dave often brings some to sell.)

Must register and pay in advance: $35 for Museum and GMWC members • $45 for everyone else. Museum and GMWC members may receive their member discount as a refund at the door.

Class size limited to 10. (Minimum 6 students needed to hold a session.)  If class fills, please join the waitlist. If enough people are on the waitlist, we try to arrange additional sessions.

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Masks required when indoors.

Contact us if you would like to hear of additional upcoming classes.

Northern Shoveler: One-Day Woodcarving Class [additional date]

a teacher demonstrates woodcarving to two people; only their hands and their small bird carvings are shown

Carve and paint a remarkable (yet small) Northern Shoveler during this one-day carving class! Wood blank and paint provided.

David Tuttle of the Green Mountain Woodcarvers leads the workshop.

All levels welcome. Great for adults and teens. Younger kids need parental permission. Great skill-building for Scouts and 4-H.

Bring mask, tools, gloves, and lunch. (Contact us if you will need tools or gloves; Dave often brings some to sell.)

Must register and pay in advance: $35 for Museum and GMWC members • $45 for everyone else. Museum and GMWC members may receive their member discount as a refund at the door.

Class size limited to 10. (Minimum 6 students needed to hold a session.)  If class fills, please join the waitlist.

Masks required when indoors.

Contact us if you would like to hear of additional upcoming classes.

 

Northern Shoveler: One-Day Woodcarving Class

What you need to get started carving: woodcarving tools (gauges and knife shown), protective glove, template or wood blank (bird-shaped blank pictured). And a water bottle, because it's important to stay hydrated.

Carve and paint a remarkable (yet small) Northern Shoveler during this one-day carving class! Wood blank and paint provided.

David Tuttle of the Green Mountain Woodcarvers leads the workshop.

All levels welcome. Great for adults and teens. Younger kids need parental permission. Great skill-building for Scouts and 4-H.

Bring mask, tools, gloves, and lunch. (Contact us if you will need tools or gloves; Dave often brings some to sell.)

Must register and pay in advance: $35 for Museum and GMWC members • $45 for everyone else. Museum and GMWC members may receive their member discount as a refund at the door.

Class size limited to 10. (Minimum 6 students needed to hold a session.)  If class fills, please join the waitlist. If enough people are on the waitlist, we try to arrange additional sessions.

Masks required when indoors.

Contact us if you would like to hear of additional upcoming classes.

 

Ask a Naturalist: Ticks, Mosquitos, and Blackflies

A map of Vermont with red dots showing locations of mosquito traps in 2019 in the state.

Local naturalists answer your questions about some small, annoying, yet important invertebrates of Vermont! 

The April session of Ask-a-Naturalist, from Audubon Vermont, Birds of Vermont Museum, and Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas gives you the chance to learn new and fascinating things about some small creatures we normally just brush off.

Do you know how many different kinds of mosquitoes we have in Vermont? And that some don’t bother humans at all? How about ticks, and when to worry about which diseases? Have you seen “Blackflies: defenders of Vermont” on a T-shirt, and wondered what roles blackflies play in our ecosystems? Join this session and find out more!

This is an online free event. Please register with Audubon Vermont at https://act.audubon.org/a/ask-a-naturalistmosquitoesticksflies


Bring us your questions and curiosity!

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Thank you, and see you soon!