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World Championship carver and club member Al Jordan is offering three summer classes: 

·       June 6 and 7, 2019 (carve) and June 12 and 13, 2019 (paint) - Virginia Rail (note split sessions)

·       July 15 to July 19, 2019 - Carve and paint a male Cedar Waxwing

·       August 6 to August 10, 2019 - Carve and paint a male Bluebird

·       August 26 to August 30, 2019 - Carve and Paint a Rose-breasted Grosbeak

 Normally Al's students pay $575 for a 5 day class.  Al is offering these classes to members of the Genesee Valley Woodcarvers at a special price of $350 which includes a cutout, eyes, and patterns.  Al power carves his pieces from tupelo, wood burns for detail, airbrushes base colors, shadows, and some accents, and then uses a brush for the final details.  If preferred, the student may hand-paint the entire piece.

This is a fabulous opportunity get to know Al and work with him in an inspiring and supportive group setting. 

Contact Al directly at ajordanbirds@yahoo.com or (585) 227-2235 for more information and also to register any of these classes.  Hope to see lots of members availing themselves of this wonderful opportunity.
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CLUB CLASSES:

Club classes are being announced for 2019. Classes run for 6 one week sessions on the 2nd and 4th Mondays in January, February, and March. 

The class offerings are:
Jim Butlin - Santa Claus head
Alison Currie - Smoothie Chicadee
Mel Connell - Beginner (coasters and ornaments) and Advanced Chip Carving (large illusion circle and bread boards)
Harry Patrick - Red-throated Loon, NE Native American style or distressed paint
Robin Salisbury - Large Rubber Ducky (special category for 2019 show)
Don Morrow - Comfort Bird (3 sessions only)


Kudos to the willing and able instructors.
We thank them for so generously sharing their time, knowledge, and skills.

Click here to download a class registration form.
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