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NOW. All you need is a $200 non-refundable deposit for any
class. Then ½ of the remaining balance will be due 4 months
prior to class & the balance will then be due 2 months prior to
your class. The kit fee of $450 is the deposit for the Mueller
classes with the remainder of the fee spread over the time
remaining prior to class. At this point all monies become
non-refundable & must be paid prior to attending class. All
seminar fees include breakfast, lunch, & dinner. Please make
your checks payable to Pam Krausman.
***IF THE SUBJECTS CHOSEN ARE NOT YOUR
CHOICE, YOU CAN STILL WORK WITH KEITH & CARVE AT HOME YOUR
CHOICE OF SUBJECT & COME TO PAINT IN EITHER/OR BOTH SEMINAR TIME
“ANTIQUE STYLE AVOCET DECOY &
OR INDEPENDENT STUDY
May 30th- June 4th $895 &
$450 Kit Fee all meals included
This decoy workshop will begin with you carving two birds; an Avocet and a Dowitcher, Wigeon, or Black Duck decoy in your own carving shop under home instructions from Keith. Keith will be carving all four of these decoys along with everyone in this class. The Avocet will be carved from white cedar (or white pine if you have a reaction to cedar) and the Dowitcher, Wigeon, & Black duck from basswood. Keith will document each set of carving images & written instructions online & then they will be forwarded to each student. If you do not have a computer, then other arrangements will be made. Each instruction packet will be timely sent to everyone with procedures and techniques as needed. With the completion of each step in the carving process, a new instruction packet will arrive continuing the carving process where the last instruction packet left off. Keith understands that everyone carves at different skill levels and time frames. Remember, Keith wants everyone to enjoy the carving process of this pair of decoys by not being rushed so you will thoroughly enjoy all aspects of these beautiful species. Since these are essentially gunning decoys, you may add as much bill detail and feather carving as you wish. But the suggested overall look required will be a smooth finish to accommodate the oil painting techniques. Each decoy will be uniquely you with the theme of this class being “You paint the decoy with your creative interpretation” of these beautiful birds. When you come to class with your decoys Keith will begin to help you explore the comprehensive world of oil paints and oil painting featuring Keith’s time proven oil painting techniques. Keith will entice you to explore the many fascinating aspects of art. You will be gently encouraged by Keith to look at decoy carving and painting with fresh eyes. The two birds will be carved and painted in two decoy methods; one portraying “simulated age” and the other highlighting a contemporary feel with interpreted realistically painted feathers. We will use techniques on the Avocet to portray a sense of age and history as if this bird was carved 100 years ago and has many stories to tell. The Dowitcher, Wigeon, & Black Duck will portray a decoy that is fresh and new, with many stories yet to tell. Oil paints will be used for the painting, including painting techniques of blending, brushwork, color theory, proper color usage and detailed fine brush work. Bring practice boards.
LIFESIZE OPEN WING BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE
4/5 SIZE OPEN WING
RAVEN FOCUSING ON IRIDESCENCE - A 10 DAY EXTRAVAGANZA ”
June 6th-15th $1295 &
$450 Kit Fee all meals included
Come join a celebration of avian art in a magical location; up north in the UP of Michigan. This very special seminar is unlike any other. The subject birds will be your choice of a full-sized open wing Black-billed Magpie or an open wing Common Raven carved 4/5 life-sized being the same size as the Magpie. The painting theme of these intriguing species will be utilizing “iridescence”. How does it work? Because of its uniqueness, this painting/design workshop will begin with you carving your own Corvid species in your carving shop under home instructions from Keith who will be carving the Magpie and Raven along with everyone in this class. He will document each set of carving images & written instructions online & they will then be forwarded to each student. If a student does not have a computer, other arrangements will be made. Each instruction packet will be timely sent to everyone with procedures and techniques as needed. With the completion of each step in the carving process, a new instruction packet will arrive continuing the carving process where the last instruction packet left off. Keith understands that everyone carves at different skill levels and time frames, and to accommodate this, Keith will offer alternative techniques for each carver to use depending on your skill level. These alternative techniques will be evident with the many feather carving techniques he will demonstrate for you and will guide you through such techniques as feather delineation, edge carving, stoning, burning, feather shafts, feather activity, and many others. Remember, Keith wants everyone to enjoy the carving process of this Corvid by not being rushed so you will thoroughly enjoy all aspects of these beautiful birds. Each Corvid will be carved from tupelo. The wings and tail sections will be inserted into the main body block. The heads will be carved separately and attached to the body in the position you envision. The uniqueness of this bird project is the position; each bird can be displayed as a “flying” bird or a perched bird with open wings. Feather inserts will be demonstrated, and is up to you to determine if you chose to insert them or carve the primaries and tail rectrices completely from the wood sections. Keith will demonstrate many methods and techniques in this workshop allowing many individual applications. Each Corvid will be an individual inspired work of art, incorporating interesting and thought provoking artistic interactions of color theory, visual and color dynamics. Keith will entice you to explore the many fascinating aspects of art; you will be gently encouraged by Keith to look at bird carving with fresh eyes. We will be painting each Magpie or Raven in a mixed medium approach: using both oils and acrylics. Keith will instruct you in many of the fascinating elements of creative artistic and painting techniques including color theory and proper color usage, color dynamics, natural elements of color and illumination, cast light, highlights and shadows, natural interactions and of course, how to use and get the maximum out of your paint. Each attendee is encouraged to bring as much reference as possible.
*YOU ALSO HAVE THE OPTION OF AN INDEPENDENT
STUDY IN EITHER CLASS*
*IF YOU CHOOSE TO TAKE BOTH MUELLER
SEMINARS, YOU WILL RECEIVE A $50 DISCOUNT*
“CARVE & PAINT A PINE SISKIN,
MAKE FEET, & HABITAT”
June 18th- 25th $995
& Blank Fee all meals included
Please join Jerry Simchuk, a renowned
bird carver, at Krausman’s Studio in Gwinn, Michigan where he
will be teaching how to carve, paint, build bird feet and even
go over building habitat for a Pine Siskin. Jerry is not only a
phenomenal sculptor but also a wonderful teacher. You can see
from reading his articles in Wildfowl Carving & Collecting
Magazine that he is a very thorough & detail oriented. Having
four of his songbirds grace the cover of Wildfowl Carving
Magazine he will certainly raise your carving and painting to
the next level. This great little songbird will be a featured
purchase award subject during the 2015 Columbia Flyway Carving
Show in Vancouver, Washington. Experience how Jerry approaches
a competition entry.
During this full 8-day class here are
some of the many things you will learn: anatomy, carving
techniques, feather groups, texturing, carving to help your
painting, painting with acrylics, color layering, wet blending,
soft color transitions, adding more life to your paint, how to
build feet, building your own habitat, artistic license,
artistry & composition, and more.
For those who may want an extra kit
(cutout & eyes), be sure to indicate during signup so these
extra kits can be made available in time for class. www.simchuk.com
“CATTLE EGRET IN BREEDING PLUMAGE IN WATER”
$995 & Blank Fee all meals included
Please join the three times Ward World Miniatures Champion & fourteen times Ward World Masters Champion in doing a full sized Cattle Egret in breeding plumage out of tupelo. When in breeding plumage this bird has beautiful coral pink legs, orange pink bill, with rusty rich orange sienna brown plumage. The Cattle Egret will be depicted in kind of a fluffed body with head tucked down into the neck. This bird will have a kingfisher like crest with carved lifted feathers. Plumage will be carved in & some feathers lifted a bit & some relieved in. Feather splits will be burned in along with the major feather shafts of the long plumes. Secondary feathers will be undercut. Feather formers will be used to create a softness in the feathers. The legs will be made out of brass & epoxy. Then the bird will have its legs submerged in a slab of hardwood which will depict water. It will be finished with sanding & tung oil with rings carved in gently to look like water rings around the legs. Combination stoning & texturing will be used. Topics stressed will include feather layout, texturing, & burning.
Gary will focus on preparing the surface for painting, mixing colors, oil painting which will include wet on wet & wet on dry blending techniques, & soft translucent painting techniques. Gary will be using acrylics as well as oils in painting this bird with more in depth painting. You can be an oil or acrylic painter to take this class. To get feather patterns & their richness, translucency or softness, Gary complements actual textures from his burning tools with the illusion of highlights & shadows with oil pigments. He shows you how to play warm & cool colors against each other to suggest feathers under feathers & to mass in color & create details from negative space. He plans on showing you how to paint some highlights & shadows from the water in an illusory type way on it’s belly. To view Gary’s art go to www.garyeigenberger.com.
“GREAT HORNED OWL”
September 14th-23rd $1295 10 days all meals included
Pride, accomplishment & satisfaction is what you’ll feel upon completion of this once in a lifetime carving & painting experience! Join world renowned carver Floyd Scholz in tranquil Gwinn, Michigan as together, amid the soft pine trees surrounding the famed Krausman’s Studio you’ll design, carve, & paint a majestic male Great Horned Owl. Explore the power & mystery of the most powerful of woodland predators, & logo of the Krausman’s Studio... the Great Horned Owl!
So it is time to get serious! Are you up to the challenge? I believe you are!
Together over 10 information filled days, we’ll completely carve, texture & paint a life-size 14” male Great Horned Owl out of tupelo. Seminar participants will actively engage in every aspect of carving, texturing and painting a Great Horned Owl.
Areas of particular focus will be the important relationships between proper texturing techniques and soft subtle paint application to put forth an illusion of extreme feathered softness. Facial expression and overall body posture will be emphasized as these key factors are vital in contributing to the all important "essence of the species".Specially created luminescent eyes by Tohican Glass Eyes will be supplied giving your Owl a wise stately expression sure to delight all who see him.
This Owl will become a treasured family heirloom. www.vermontraptoracademy.com
SPOUSES; “MOOSE QUILT WALLHANGING, REVERSIBLE PURSE, TOTE BAG,
NATURE”S BOUNTY BOWLS”
Jo Ann Jolley
$100 & kit fees & meals fee
The quilting projects for 2015 will
include a variety of fun projects. This 36”x31” quick & easy
patchwork moose wallhanging will be a great reminder of your
stay in the northwoods. The reversible purse is a shoulder bag
with a tie handle or a longer cross-body bag which is a simple
project for someone who has never quilted before. Or you can
choose a tote bag with a patchwork, button, or applique front
panel to customize this bag to your liking. Applique options
include oak or maple leaves, a butterfly, turtle, or design your
own. Beads can be added for extra embellishment if you like.
Another option for 2015 are fabric bowls in the design of maple
or birch leaves in fall colors, poinsettias, sunflowers,
butterflies, or pumpkins. The fusing & molding technique is
unique & simple. Even the carvers were intrigued with these
bowls. They would make great gifts. To view class projects,
please go to www.krausmansphotography.com .
VIEW KRAUSMAN’S SEMINAR CLASS PROJECTS AT WWW.KRAUSMANSPHOTOGRAPHY.COM .