Hand-Carved Striped Bass with Bill Sarni

Nantucket’s rich tradition of fishing as both a livelihood and pastime makes the iconic striped bass a natural subject for this class.  The Striped Bass will be approximately 12 inches long, carved from native white pine, using all hand tools.  We will then sand detail and paint with acrylics.  The finished Striper will then be set on a dowel, and wooden base.

Maximum class size: 6

Bill Sarni is well known for his decoy carvings, with their meticulous attention to detail, and his restoration work.  He began carving as a boy and received training from many celebrated decoy carvers.  He has been featured in several publications and selected for interview by the Folk Arts and Heritage Program initiated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.  His work has been widely exhibited throughout New England.  www.wdsdecoys.com

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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