Acadia Senior College

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Creating a Bird Mobile with the Wendell Gilley Museum's Artist-in-Residence

Steven Valleau

Online via Zoom
Description
Create a charming bird mobile with the Wendell Gilley Museum’s longtime artist-in-residence, Steve Valleau. Starting from a comprehensive kit that includes wooden blanks, participants will use paint and wood-burning to make five birds, then connect them to finish a whimsical hanging art piece in this six-week Zoom class. Some work between classes will be necessary. Ambitious students can expand the project with more or different birds.

Kits will be supplied, and wood burners and painting materials may be borrowed from the Wendell Gilley Museum.
About the instructor

Steve Valleau is the artist-in-residence at the Wendell Gilley Museum, a job he has held for more than 35 years, combining his college degree in biology with his love of the natural world and his talent for bird carving, an art form he started learning at the age of 11.

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