Acadia Senior College

Course offerings

Bird Carving with a Knife

Steven Valleau

Site: Wendell Gilley Museum, 4 Herrick Road, Southwest Harbor.
Work with Gilley Museum artist Steve Valleau to create a bird carving over four classes. Focused on knife carving, the class will teach participants the basics of knife technique, surface decoration, and painting. All tools and instruction will be provided as part of the class and participants will be invited to show their work in our annual May Carving Show. Steve Valleau has been teaching the art of bird carving at the Wendell Gilley Museum for over 30 years.
About the instructor

Steve Valleau is the full-time Artist at the Wendell Gilley Museum and has been teaching the art of bird carving there for over thirty years. Steve has a background in the arts and biology and is knowledgeable about both carving and ornithology. He has taught classes on bird carving in a wide variety of formats from short 2 hour classes to 10 week project-based group classes.

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