Life-Sized Parrots Felting Workshop

AtMarion, OH, United States
CountyWayne (NY3009)
Marion, OH, United States
Wayne (NY3009)
Tel 2018-06-18
Categoria Events
Life-Sized Parrots Felting Workshop

During this 5-day felting workshop, you will make a life-sized, closed-wing parrot of your choice. You can choose any species of parrot, but large species are recommended. The cost is $575 and all materials and tools will be supplied to you for the class. I will need to know which parrot species you are making ahead of time so I can customize your wool colors and supplies and assist in researching if needed. Here is an overview of what we will be doing throughout for the workshop… • Research o Before the workshop begins, everyone will need to gather reference photos and find measurements for their chosen parrot species. I can assist you in researching if needed. • Armatures o We will start our sculptures by creating a wire armature for a life-sized closed-wing parrot.

You will learn how to make a sturdy armature that will support your sculpture. o Although we will be making parrots with closed wings, you will also learn how to make an armature for a bird with open wings. • Clay Details & Glass Eyes o Everyone will make their parrot’s beak and claws out of polymer clay. You will learn techniques that will help you create smooth, well-shaped beak and claws. o You will also paint glass eyes for your parrot o Everyone will learn how to attach and incorporate the clay and glass details so they are sturdy and look natural on a wool sculpture. • Needle Felting o We will be needle felting the form of our parrots. You will learn how to felt on a wire armature to make a well-shaped parrot, well-felted parrot. In addition to learning techniques for felting the overall form of the parrot, you will also learn how to felt the finer details of your parrot.

o After the form of the parrot is felted, you will learn how to needle felt the top coat by learning techniques for attaching longer fiber, how to create smooth transitions between colors and how to attach feathers. • Feathers o We will be wet felting the feathers for our parrots. You will learn how to wet felt sheets of felt and how to make them into feathers. You will learn how to blend colors for smooth transitions when wet felting. o You will learn how to support larger feathers by adding wire to them and will be able to make wired feathers for your parrot if you choose. You will learn how to attach wired and non-wired feathers to your parrot. Although we will be making parrots with closed wings, you will also learn how to attach wired feathers on an open-winged bird.

Please contact Megan Nedds or The Woolen Wagon through Facebook or email if you have any questions. If you are interested, I can either send you a PayPal invoice or I can also accept checks. If you wish to withdraw from the class, you may do so no later than four weeks before the class to receive a refund less 20%. No refunds can be given for a withdrawal within four weeks of the class.

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