Woodworking: Decoy Carving Like the Old Masters
Alongside master carver Rich Smoker, discover the art of decoy carving as you learn about tools, craft and paint while carving your own bird. Plus, visit museums and the Chesapeake Bay.
Rating (4.83)
Program No. 6158RJ
6 days
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Getting There
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At a Glance

Join Crisfield Heritage Foundation and Rich Smoker – Ward Foundation World Champion – as he conducts a hands-on, decoy-carving seminar. Starting from a block of wood and using only hand tools, learn to carve, paint and finish your own bird. The class is geared to all skill levels and provides individualized instruction to every participant.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Minimal walking and standing.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy and participate in lively discussions of both antique and contemporary decoys, with special emphasis on the legendary Ward Brothers of Crisfield.
  • Accent your learning with meals featuring some of the best seafood in the East — a quintessential highlight of any adventure on the Chesapeake Bay.
  • Take part in classes at J. Millard Tawes Historical Museum overlooking picturesque Somers Cove Marina.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

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