Bird Carving

Bird Tool & Paint List

What to bring:

  1. Reference materials (some will be provided)
  2. Pencils and Sketch pad
  3. Pair of Dividers
  4. Extension Cord
  5. Table lamp
  6. Foredom and/or High Speed Tool
  7. Ribbon Epoxy Putty and quickwood
  8. Super Glue
  9. Wood Burner and tips (Guge tip)
  10. Dust Collector
  11. Grinding & Texturing Bits
  12. Sable Brushes No. 2 & 4 (round with good point)
  13. Larger brush for base coats No. 6-8 filberts are good
  14. Palette and Palette Knife for Color Mixing
  15. Water Container
  16. Paper Towels
  17. Spray Bottle to keep paint wet
  18. Gesso & Stiff Brush for Application
  19. Hair Dryer
  20. Acrylic Paints
  21. roll of painters tape (optional)
  22. Paint stick and base to hold your bird while painting

Josh will be mixing colors for everyone, so if you don’t have all the colors it will not be necessary to purchase them.

Colors needed (acrylic paints) :

Ivory black, Raw umber, Raw sienna, Titanium white, Yellow ochre (oxide), Cad. red medium, Burnt umber, Burnt sienna, Mars black, Ultramarine blue, Cad. yellow medium

There will be a $20 material fee which will includes wood cut out, eyes, paint, pattern and reference materials. A study cast will also be provided to use throughout the class and can be purchased if desired.

Please make your payment to Josh Guge at the beginning of class, if you have any questions please call Josh 224-629-0581 or e-mail josh@gugeinstitute.com.