The American goldfinch will be the object of attention at the next carving class at the Wendell Gilley Museum. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE WENDELL GILLEY MUSUEM

Goldfinch carving class planned

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Carver Steve Valleau will lead a workshop at The Wendell Gilley Museum on Sunday, Nov. 20. Participants will learn to carve and paint a hanging ornament of the bright yellow and black American goldfinch.

The workshop is open to both beginning and experienced carvers. Children 11 and up are welcome with an adult. While sculpting this bird, attendees will find that they can enhance both their artistic and naturalist skills. Participants look closely at references, including photographs and mounts, as they recreate the shape and plumage of this colorful finch.

Visitors are welcome throughout the workshop to watch the progress from wood block to finished bird, as well as to tour the exhibition of works by Wendell Gilley and Carroll Sargent Tyson.

The fee, including instruction by carver-in-residence Valleau and all materials, is $25 for Wendell Gilley Museum members and $30 for nonmembers. Tools may be borrowed during the workshop or purchased in the museum gift shop. Pre-registration is required. Register by phone at 244-7555 or in person at 4 Herrick Road.



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