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Welcome to KRAUSMAN'S WOODCARVING STUDIO, the Midwest's premier education facility. Our studio is located in the heart of Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula where forests, lakes, wildlife, and nature abound.

~ Seminars are open to all levels of carvers, unless otherwise indicated.

~ Seminars include a continental breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.

~ Class sizes are limited, providing individual as well as group instruction. Hours of instruction are determined by individual instructors.

~ A list of tools and materials needed, and information regarding airport, affordably priced lodging, motels, RV campgrounds, restaurants, and area attractions will be sent upon receipt of registration and class deposits.

~ Students flying in to Sawyer International will be picked up and returned to airport, and transported to lodging and classes to Krausman's Woodcarving Studio for a $20 fee.

~ Enjoy carving all day long in our ergonomic chairs which have arms, adjust in height, breathe, allow you to lean back & have wheels.

~ Watch class demos from the comfort of your seat on TV via our video camera.

~ For more information on the Gwinn area click here

~ For lodging contact :

Model Towne Inn
190 E. M35
Gwinn, MI 49841
(906) 346-7901 ~ Toll Free: (888) 252-9495 E-mail: modeltowneinn@att.net
 

Another option for lodging that you might like is the Co-Z Cottages on Big Shag Lake  
Co-Z Cottages, Big Shag Lake, Gwinn, Mi 49841
reservations@co-zcottages.com call Gail at (906)250-5218 or (906)226-8805

To reserve your spot in any seminar, please send in your non-refundable deposit of $200 right away.  Half of the remaining balance will then be due 4 months prior to class & the remaining balance will then be due 2 months prior to class.  At this point all monies are non-refundable.  You must be paid in full prior to attending class.    For more information contact:

Pamyla L. Krausman
1750 S. County Rd. 557
Gwinn, Michigan 49841
Phone/FAX (906) 238-4475
Toll-Free 1-877-KRAUSMA or 1-877-572-8762 

KRAUSMAN’S 2014 SEMINAR SCHEDULE

1750 S. County Rd. 557, Gwinn, Mi 49841 (906) 238-4475, tollfree(877) 572-8762,

www.referencephotos.com, jmkrausman@gmail.com

TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE CALL OR EMAIL US 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 MACAW OR RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS ARE NOT YOUR CHOICE OF SUBJECT, YOU CAN STILL WORK WITH KEITH & CARVE AT HOME YOUR CHOICE OF SUBJECT & COME TO PAINT IN EITHER/OR BOTH SEMINAR TIME SLOTS.

“REALISTIC GREAT GREEN MACAW 10 DAY ART EXTRAVAGANZA OR INDEPENDENT STUDY”

Keith Mueller June 4th -13th $1275 & $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 Endangered Great Green Macaw (Ara ambiguous) is the subject for this years’ workshop. The Great Green Macaw’s range is limited to a small area on the Caribbean lowlands of northern Costa Rica and southern Nicaragua. In Costa Rica it is called Lapa verde (or large green parrot). This Macaw depends on the Dipteryx panamensis tree for its nest cavity home and for the bean-like pods it feeds on. Subsequent de-forestation and cutting of the Dipteryx trees has led this bird to plunging numbers then being placed on the endangered species list. However, many organizations have recognized the importance of the Dipteryx tree and its symbiotic relationship with the Great Green Macaw and have formed good fellowship relations with the landowners to spare the precious Dipteryx trees helping increasing the numbers of this valuable avian treasure! This Macaw is much bulkier than its slimmer Pacific coast cousin the Scarlet Macaw.

    How does it work? Because of its uniqueness, this painting/design workshop will begin with you carving your own Macaw in your carving shop under home instructions from Keith. Beginning in November 2013 Keith will be carving a Macaw 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 possibly every few weeks 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 Macaw by not being rushed so you will thoroughly enjoy all aspects of this beautiful bird. 

    Each Macaw will be carved from tupelo including the inserted tail rectrices. A simple demo regarding the feet carving will be shown. Because of the special feather barb structure of the Macaw, Keith will show everyone how to recreate the special burned barb lines realistically producing a technique and look that is something different and quite unique. Keith will demonstrate many methods and techniques in this workshop allowing many individual applications. Each Macaw 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. Each Macaw will be carved with an open bill which will be holding a carved seed pod from the Dipteryx tree. To further accommodate the authenticity of the Dipteryx tree, Keith will furnish everyone with a piece of rare Dipteryx wood (which he has in his personal wood collection) so you can carve your nut or seed to compliment this very important dynamic. To recreate the array of brilliant colors of the Macaws plumage, we will be painting each Macaw 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.

 

“RED-BREASTED MERGANSER GUNNING DECOY PAIR PAINTING WORKSHOP”

Keith Mueller June 15th -20th $825 & $450 Kit Fee all meals included

    How does it work? Because of its uniqueness, this decoy workshop will begin with you carving your own pair of Red-breasted Mergansers in your carving shop under home instructions from Keith. Beginning in November 2013 Keith will be carving a Merganser along with everyone in this class. Since both decoys are similar, you select the pose and body carving that you wish for each decoy. He 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 possibly every few weeks 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. Remember, Keith wants everyone to enjoy the carving process of this pair of Mergansers by not being rushed so you will thoroughly enjoy all aspects of this beautiful species, allowing an exciting time frame for the painting of this bird in class.

     Each Merganser pair will be carved from basswood. The decoys will feature the Mergansers in two different swimming postures with your choice as to which pose will be your drake and hen. Since these are gunning decoys, you may add as much bill detail and feather carving as you wish. But the overall look required will be a smooth finish to accommodate the oil painting techniques. Each pair of decoys will be uniquely you with the theme of this class being “You paint the decoy with your creative interpretation” of a pair of Red-breasted Mergansers. 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. This Merganser pair will be painted using a variety of hand painting techniques exploring the many dimensions of oil paint especially the fascinating elements including color theory and proper color usage, color dynamics, highlights and shadows, and of course to get the maximum out of your paint. Hand painted vermiculations will be encouraged but combing techniques will also be shown if that is how you wish to paint your drake decoy.

     The first day of class will be spent prepping your decoy for painting, including priming and Grisaille techniques, and practice painting techniques such as paint control, consistency, application, blending and detailing on practice boards. No airbrushing will be used on this bird.

 ***If you choose to take both Mueller seminars, you will receive a $50 discount.***

 

 “Juvenile Male Merlin” Gary Eigenberger August10th-- 17th $975 & Blank Fee  all meals included

     Please join the three times Ward World Miniatures Champion & twelve times Ward World Masters Champion in doing a full sized juvenile male Merlin out of tupelo. The Merlin will be depicted with its head turned, tail spread with crossed primaries, one foot carved into base using brass or copper for the talons, & other foot pulled up with feathers over it. Gary will bring some unique pieces of wood that you can use to work with for habitat. Habitat work will be demonstrated with emphasis placed on finishing rocks. Combination stoning & burning will be used to suggest little groups of feathers. Hard edge feathers like flight feathers & feather shafts will be done with a pen while the belly & sides of the face will be done with a combination of burning & stoning. Feather formers will be used for some of the burning techniques. 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. 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.  To view Gary’s art go to www.garyeigenberger.com.  

 

“PINTAIL DRAKE” Pat Godin August 22nd – 29th $1100 & Blank Fee 8 days all meals included

    During this seminar Thirteen-time World Champion Pat Godin will be instructing the design, sculpting, and painting of the Pintail Drake. This project will carry the students through the carving and painting of a decorative smoothie style decoy. The Pintail Drake rates among the most popular with waterfowl carvers, collectors, and enthusiasts. The features of this bird such as the sleek, graceful lines in its form, flowing feather tracts, and very appealing color scheme lend themselves to great artistic interpretation. Students will have the opportunity to learn Pat’s methods for general sculpting of the head and body, carving and detailing a duck bill, the designing of the interesting feather layout, and accentuating the pleasing lines of this bird through the color patterns. In addition the students will learn a technique for inserting the long “pin” feathers of this bird. 

    Several techniques will be shown to paint iridescent effects, to create feather definition in monotone regions, and to incorporate the feeling of light to enhance the three-dimensional form. Pat will also demonstrate the use of traditional combing techniques to duplicate very realistic vermiculation.

    Each student will receive an image CD showing in detail the entire project of the seminar. To view Pat’s art or items he has for sale go to www.godinart.com.  To view the class project go to www.krausmanphotography.com.  

 

 “AIRIEL PURSUIT” Floyd Scholz September 8th -17th $1275 10 days all meals included

     ..Have you ever marveled at the graceful beauty of an Osprey in flight?  The thrill of witnessing it`s power and skill as it dives daringly into the water in pursuit of it`s slippery prey? What better example of form, function and adaptability is there in the wonderful wild outdoors! Now`s your chance to create a compelling sculpture capturing the moment, as you, the artist recreate one of the most exciting spectacles in nature!

    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 and paint a majestic  1/3 scale Flying Osprey diving for its’ elusive dinner of Rainbow Trout. Come explore the dynamics of flight with one of the world`s top professionals!  All artfully crafted out of Tupelo Wood steel support wire and acrylic paints including an interpretive maple burl base.  

    Your dynamic sculpture will stand about 21" tall from outstretched wing tip to a stunning base of Maple Burl skillfully carved and painted to look like shimmering water. Skills you will learn include all aspects of carving, texturing and painting including wing insertion, hidden support using steel wire and of course habitat!  It`s all here waiting for you in just ONE seminar! Your carving abilities and workbench confidence will fly sky high!  Don`t delay... Sign up today!      

     Take it to the next level, your future "Best in Show" blue ribbons are waiting!    www.vermontraptoracademy.com .  

 

FOR THE SPOUSES; “MOOSE QUILT WALLHANGING, REVERSIBLE PURSE, TOTE BAG, NATURE”S BOUNTY BOWLS” Jo Ann Jolley - All Seminars $100 & kit fees & meals fee

     The quilting projects for 2014 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 2014 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  .

 

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For more information, contact Pamyla or Jim Krausman at
1750 S. County Rd. 557, Gwinn, MI 49841 ~ or call (906) 238-4475 or call toll-free 1-877-572-8762.

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