Clark Schreibeis Workshops and Seminars!

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Typical fish carved and painted in a five-day workshop. Habitat/base may require extra time. -Fish Wood Carving Classes and Workshops - Clark Schreibeis Workshops and Seminars!
Typical fish carved and painted in a five-day workshop.
Habitat/base may require extra time.

Individual, One on One, "Hands On" fish carving workshops are tailored for each individual's level of experience. Each step of the process is demonstrated and then the student will actually perform the task (carving his own fish, etc.) while having all questions plainly and thoroughly answered. These workshops can be scheduled for whatever time is convenient for Clark and yourself. The instruction can be directed at any area you wish to learn, including anatomy, habitat, casting, painting, etc

Usually in a five-day workshop, students will have the time to carve and paint an accurate fish of your choosing(fresh or saltwater)from start to finish. Fins can be carved out of the same block of wood as the body or for added strength (and when necessary) fins can be inserted using Clark`s blue ribbon "no fill" method of fin attachment. A large emphasis is placed on anatomical accuracy and how to correctly portray the "essence of the species" which brings the fish to life.

Texturing, scaling and airbrushing with acrylics will be covered along with how to make your own study casts. If carvers are not quite finished with their fish carving when it is time to paint, an optional carved fish casting will be available for painting and/or purchase. Again, the beauty of one-on-one instruction is the student has the ability to control and steer the focus of the workshop and depending on the difficulty of the project, a lot of other various areas can be demonstrated and/or discussed to fit his/her own area of interest. Feel free to let your desires be known.

For those arriving by air, Billings has an international airport and transportation can be provided to and from the airport and a car will be provided for the student for the duration of their stay. For those driving in, Click Here for directions.

For your convenience, in One-on-One workshops, Clark can provide housing, free of charge, in his log cabin studio and this includes the night before your workshop begins as well as the night after it finishes. The private room is furnished with shower, sink, refrigerator, TV, telephone and bed with linens. For group workshops your own accomodations need to be secured and major motels are located within 10 minutes of the studio. RV space is also available near the studio if desired.

Breakfast, lunch, coffee and snacks will be provided and you're on your own for dinner. Many restaurants are within 10 minutes of the studio.

All wood, paint, glass eyes, paint schedule, pattern, etc that is needed to do the agreed upon project will be provided by the instructor at no extra charge.

Tools and Equipment
Upon registration for workshops, you will be sent a list of suggested tools, etc that you should bring, a list of items we provide and a detailed list of bits, burrs and paints. You may bring your own airbrush and/or test-drive one of Clark's Badger 100G's or the new Renegade Velocity's. "Woods and Waters" brand acrylic airbrush paints will be provided by Clark or you may bring your own as long as they are acrylic. Lacquer paints are not allowed for health and safety reasons.

Available for Purchase at Clark's Studio
All carving bits and burrs used in the class
Fish paint schedules
Fish carving patterns
Fish carving study casts

Pricing for One-on-One Workshops
1 day - $350
2 day - $640
3 day - $950
4 day - $1220
5 day - $1475 and additional days beyond 5 are $285 per day.

Registration For One-On-One Workshops and Classes
To secure your dates and register for a one-on-one appointment with Clark, please call first and work out the dates that are convenient to both yourself and him. After agreeing on a time, please send a $50.00 deposit to Clark Schreibeis Wildlife Art. Upon receiving the registration deposit, an informational packet will be sent out along with a suggested bit and tool list. Balance is due on the first day of class. If you have any questions just let Clark know. These one-on-one workshops are first-come- first-serve, so please register early for the best dates.

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