Decoy Carving Workshop
September 16-20, 2018

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Learn to carve your own decoy or sharpen your carving skills!

Beginners Welcome! Carving experience not needed.

Instruction and Kits provided by carver Ed Morrison.

The Decoy:
  • First time carvers will carve and paint a Canvasback, one of the most popular of all decoys.
  • Returning students will carve and paint a decoy of their choice.
  • Decoys will be carved from Tupelo, a favored decoy wood.
  • Head position can be straight or turned, and some feather detail can be carved in.
  • Decoys will be carved using knives and rasps. All tools provided, personal tools welcomed.

    4:30-5:30 Welcome, Registration
    5:30-6:30 Dinner
    7:00-9:00 Introduction, Overview of Decoy Carving & Construction
    Monday- Wednesday
    7:30-8:30 Breakfast
    8:30-12:00 Work on Decoys
    12:00-1:00 Lunch
    1:00-5:30 Work on Decoys
    5:30-6:30 Dinner
    6:30-8:00 Evening Program
    7:30-8:30 Breakfast
    8:30-10:30 Applying antiquing to decoys and Q&A
    10:30-11:00 Departure
    About the Instructor
    Ed Morrison lives in Virginia Beach, VA. He has been carving since 1982 and teaching carving classes for over 20 years. He is a member of the Back Bay Wildfowl Guild and the Albemarle Craftsman’s Guild. His working style decoys are carved using knives, spoke shaves, and rasps to help preserve the traditional way of decoy making at a time when the trend is toward power carving.

    Cost & Registration
    Only $300.00!!

    Covers all programming and instructor fees, decoy kit, meals and lodging. WHAT A DEAL!
    For optional Thursday lunch, dinner, lodging and Friday breakfast please send an additional $57
    Special Information:
  • Participation is limited to 15 participants for a better instructor participant ratio!
  • Rustic but comfortbale bunk style lodging. Linens not provided.
  • A health form (no physical required), and other information will be sent upon reciept of regestration form and payment.

    Please register by: August 31
    Refund Policy:
    - Full: by, August 31
    - No refund after August 31

    Rustic but comfortable bunk style lodging. Please bring your own linens, pillow and toiletries.

    A health form, a list of items to bring, and other information will be sent as soon as your registration form has been received.

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