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Woodworking: Decoy Carving Like the Old Masters

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Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Michael from Cortland, NY Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 12/06/15 - 12/11/15
I highly recommend this program to anyone interested in wood carving, sculpture and art. The instructor is the best. Thank you.

Julia from Palmyra, VA Number of programs attended: 62
Date attended: 12/07/14 - 12/12/14
So much fun! And one doesn't have to be an avid carver to produce an attractive bird, thanks to Rich Smoker's help and encouragement!

Stuart from Henrico, VA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 12/07/14 - 12/12/14
Rich Smoker has a gift which is bird carving and the willingness and personal skills to share it others. His participatory humor and stories are a help along the way before the block of wood even becomes to look like a bird. Once the eyes are set and the colors laid on, the end bird is only one product of an enjoyable experience. This was only my second class with Rich and I hope there will be more occasions before my hands become too unsteady to paint straight lines and curved feathers or use knives for cutting wood rather than myself. Beyond that, the service setting in Chrisfield MD was close knit between food, class and sleep, the carving group congenial and enjoyable to make it a wonderful experience and memory.

Alan from Richmond, VA Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 12/07/14 - 12/12/14
This was my second class with Rick Smoker for decoy carving .Most of the students are repeaters for this unique class which is always a complement to the teacher . Nice people ,great food and an instructor with humor and skills to help you make a great decoy !

Michael from Cortland, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 12/07/14 - 12/12/14
This was my first Road Scholar program. Rich Smoker is an outstanding instructor, with a great sense of humor. He made the experience valuable, with great tips and help. The food was outstanding and the other participants were a joy to be around. I intend to take more workshops with Rich Smoker.

Peggy from Lansdale, PA Number of programs attended: 35
Date attended: 12/07/14 - 12/12/14
This is a special course - for those who want to make by hand, a decoy from a block of wood, with the best instructor for decoy carving, Rich Smoker. You will be glad you joined in with new friends, and make your own new duck!

James from Kensington, MD Number of programs attended: 46
Date attended: 02/16/14 - 02/21/14
We have attended many of Rich Smoker's classes. Every one offers something new and different. He is an excellent instructor. It is a great experience. As mentioned in another comment, everyone comes away with a finished product. Jan and Jim Heins

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