6158
Crisfield
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.
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Program No. 6158RJ
Length
6 days
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6 days
5 nights
15 meals
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Getting There
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DAY
1
Arrival and orientation
Crisfield, MD
D
Captain Tyler's Motel

Afternoon: Upon arrival, check into Motel. Come to the Tawes Museum between 4 and 6 p.m. for table set up and orientation information. Dinner will follow at 6 p.m.at the Watermens Inn Restaurant.

Dinner: Dinner at the Watermens Inn Restaurant. 6p.m.

DAY
2
Discussion on the history of decoy carving / Begin carving your decoy
Crisfield, MD
B,L,D
Captain Tyler's Motel

Breakfast: Breakfast at Watermens Inn Restaurant from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM.

Morning: A look at the production of elaborate decorative and working decoys. Discuss the history of decoy carving from a rough block.

Lunch: Lunch at Watermens Inn Restaurant from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM.

Afternoon: With direction from award winning carver, Rich Smoker, begin carving a decoy by hand.

Dinner: Dinner at Watermens Inn Restaurant from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

Evening: If necessary, participants will return to carving, if not this is considered free time.

DAY
3
Continue carving your decoy
Crisfield, MD
B,L,D
Captain Tyler's Motel

Breakfast: Breakfast at Watermens Inn Restaurant from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM.

Morning: Participants will continue working on their decoy by carving its body.

Lunch: Lunch at Watermen's Inn Restaurant from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM.

Afternoon: Participants will move to the more detailed carving of the head of the decoy.

Dinner: Dinner at Watermens Inn Restaurant from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

Evening: If necessary, participants will continue carving. If not, this is considered as free time.

DAY
4
Finish carving your decoy / Join the head to the body / Preparation for final steps
Crisfield, MD
B,L,D
Captain Tyler's Motel

Breakfast: Breakfast at Watermens Inn Restaurant from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM.

Morning: Continue to master your carving as we joining the head to the body this morning.

Lunch: Lunch at Watermens Inn Restaurant from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM.

Afternoon: Free afternoon to complete project for final steps or visit the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, home to the acclaimed carvings of Lem and Steve Ward.

Dinner: Dinner at Watermens Inn Restaurant from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

Evening: If necessary, participants will continue carving. If not consider this free time.

DAY
5
Put the final touches on your decoy as you set the eyes in the head and paint
Crisfield, MD
B,L,D
Captain Tyler's Motel

Breakfast: Breakfast at Watermens Inn Restaurant from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM.

Morning: With directions from our experienced carver, we'll set the eyes in the head of the decoy this morning.

Lunch: Lunch at Watermens Inn Restaurant from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM.

Afternoon: After lunch, our instructor will direct participants as we begin painting our the decoys.

Dinner: Dinner at Watermens Inn Restaurant from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

Evening: If necessary, participants will complete their carving. If not consider this as free time.

DAY
6
Departures
Crisfield, MD
B,L

Breakfast: Breakfast at Watermens Inn Restaurant from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM.

Morning: This morning we'll complete our decoys with distressing followed by an exhibit for participants and guests.

Lunch: Lunch Watermens Inn Restaurant from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Program ends after lunch.






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