SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Carver-in-residence Steve Valleau will lead a workshop at The Wendell Gilley Museum on Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will carve and paint a hanging ornament of Wilson’s warbler from basswood.
The workshop is open to both beginning and experienced carvers; children 11 and up are welcome with an adult. While sculpting this spring migrant, attendees will find that they can enhance both their artistic and bird identification skills. Participants look closely at references, including photographs and drawings, as they recreate the shape and plumage of this colorful warbler.
Museum visitors are welcome throughout the workshop to watch the progress from wood block to finished bird, as well as tour the exhibition of works by Wendell Gilley.
The workshop, including instruction by Valleau and all materials, costs $25 for Wendell Gilley Museum members and $30 for nonmembers. Tools may be borrowed during the workshop or purchased in the museum gift shop. Registration in advance is required. Call 244-7555 or visit 4 Herrick Road.