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Seminar #1

Saturday, June 4 (12:00 – 2:00pm) – COST: $10.00

George Mechelse

Topic: Feathers

Description: George will present how to do feather layout, feather carving, and texturing. Followed by a demonstration of other wood burning techniques.

Seminar #2

Saturday, June 4 (2:30 – 3:30 pm) – COST: $10.00

Ken Hussey

Topic: Michigan Feather Stamping

Description: Ken will show us how to do Michigan Feather Stamping with a piece of steel, this type of feather texturing originated in the 1800’s

Seminar #3

Sunday, June 5 (10:30 – 12:00) – COST $10.00

Joe Tamborra

Topic: Painting a Grebe

Description: Joe carves mostly decoy birds and really enjoys carving the Grebe! He enjoys painting smoothy birds. He would like to show us how to paint the side pockets on a Grebe and other challenging parts of the Grebe.

Seminar #4

Sunday, June 5 (12:00-1:00pm) – COST $10

Graham Price

Topic: Texturing to Compliment Painting

Description: Graham will go over how to texture various areas of a bird, stiff and soft feathers to achieve and prepare for desired results when painting a bird.

Seminar #5

Sunday, June 5 (1:00 – 2:00) COST $10

Wayne Simkin

Topic: Anatomy and References

Description: Wayne will talk about how to gather information that you can use for reference material and how to use it. He will also talk about the basic anatomy of the birds. Followed by open Q&A.

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