Red-bellied Woodpecker(smoothie)-video seminar

Red-bellied Woodpecker(smoothie)-video seminar

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Join master sculptor Josh Guge for this 2 day-long seminar on carving and painting a “smoothie” Red-bellied Woodpecker! These demonstration videos were made during a class he taught at his studio in Elgin. The seminar includes 27 demonstration videos ranging from 5 to 25 minutes in length. The videos are loaded with important information you need to learn how to take a block of wood and turn it into a piece of art! 

Josh covers every detail in the process from roughing out the basic shape of the bird to adding separation lines between feather groups, sanding, and finishing. You can decide if you want a simplified or a more detailed smoothie. He also demonstrates the entire painting process. This paint style is totally different from the style Josh uses on his detailed birds. In some ways, painting a smoothie can be more difficult because you don’t have a textured surface to fall back on. Josh shows how to use specific brushes to paint on feathers. This gives the illusion of carved textures feathers.

Josh is known for simplifying this complex process and helping students of all skill levels reach their personal goals. 


Important information about the class!

*Students need to search for and purchase the following products to participate in the class. Just type ”Red-bellied woodpecker” in the search bar and these products will be displayed.

Red-bellied woodpecker cutout: Jelutong wood cutout that matches the pattern Josh uses in the class. 

Red-bellied woodpecker packet: 1 pattern drawing of the woodpecker, 1 painted pattern, and 1 color chart.

All of these products are available on this site. If you have already purchased any of these products in the past, you don’t need to get a second set. Just purchase the items you don’t currently have. 

Josh has taken several process pictures of his Red-bellied woodpecker carving and posted them on his Facebook page. Students are encouraged to print those pictures and use them for reference during class.

 To get the most out of the seminar, students are encouraged to watch all of the videos before they begin to cave. This way they will understand the process better and how each step will build on the next.

Josh has designed his video demonstrations to answer frequently asked questions that students have in live classes. If you have questions as you follow along, wait to see if the videos will eventually answer them. If you still need help you can reach out to Josh at: 

* Upon Purchase of the class, a URL and password will be sent to you via email in order to watch the virtual class. Please reach out to Josh if you have any questions

*These videos are to be viewed only by the participants who have purchased them. No sharing or group watching is allowed.  

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