Bird Carving

Bird Carving tool List

  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 quick wood
  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 with a scew end and base to hold your bird while painting
  23. Paint container with a cover to hold paints

Josh will provide the paints and will mix the colors for everyone in the class. These are the basic colors josh uses on his birds (Liquitex -heavy body-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. If you have any questions please call Josh 224-629-0581 or e-mail [email protected].