Nantucket Cardinal with Bill Sarni

The class will be carving a male Northern Cardinal. We will study the bird structure, detail and colors. We will be carving a full size Cardinal from native white pine. We will be using all hand tools, then detail, sand, paint using acrylics, and then finish by mounting on a wood 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

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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 among all audiences.

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