Bird House with Decorative Wood Carving –  Bruce Smith and Friends

Bird House with Decorative Wood Carving –  Bruce Smith and Friends

Thursday 6:00-8:00 p.m. August 3, 10

Class Fee:  $45 ($40 Members)  Ages 16-Adult

Learn the art of chip carving with master wood carvers. In this class students will learn the basics of chip carving and then move on to creating their own design on a bird house. This is an opportunity that you do not want to miss. All materials provided.

Decoy Carving with Al Nelson

Saturday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

August 27

Class Fee: $40 ($35 Members)

Ages 14-Adult

Starting with blanks, students will learn to shape, whittle
and texture decoys for optimal fishing applications. Al
Nelson, from Cadillac, has been carving and painting
fish decoys since his childhood, and even learned
from master decoy carver Oscar Peterson himself! All
materials provided. Bring a lunch.

Seeking Submissions for NCCA-Artsplace Exhibit: Art of Fishing

Looking for artisans who tie, carve, paint, etc. decoys, mounts, flies, lures, make nets, rods, anything related to fishing. Also instructors/speakers. The main goal of this exhibition is to spotlight all of the different traditional craft, modern technique and also fine art related to the sport of fishing and also promote good stewardship and conservation of Michigan fisheries and natural resources.

The exhibit will be on display at NCCA-Artsplace, 13 E. Main, Fremont, July 13 through August 15. I’m also looking for artists/photographers who use fish and their environments as their subject in painting, drawing and photography. I would need all work turned in to NCCA-Artsplace by July 8. Interested artists/craftsmen should contact me by June 15 to be included in the Newaygo County Arts & Culture Connections Magazine promotional materials.

All of the artwork/lures/etc included in this exhibition can be for display only, or if artists wish, items can also be for sale at our regular 30% consignment rate. If you are interested or have recommendations for consideration, please contact me! Photographs, descriptions of work, links etc can be sent to my email for consideration of your work.Fishies Paul

Lindsay Isenhart
Curator/Program Coordinator
Newaygo County Council for the Arts
13 E. Main Street
Fremont, MI 49412