Walking Sticks

Many Folk Artists carve wood.  Some Folk Artists carve wood into walking sticks made from long skinny tree branches. When you visit the Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation you will see a walking stick made by Debbie Evens Perry.  The stick that Debbie used has a natural curl to it.  These curled sticks are very hard to find.  The curled stick that Debbie used has been carved and painted to look like Uncle Sam.  See if you can locate her red, white, and blue walking stick when you visit the Folk Art exhibit!

  Read this story about how Debbie Evens Perry Created a Walking Stick.

  Debbie went for a walk in the woods.  She was looking for a curled stick.  She wanted to make a walking stick that would look like Uncle Sam.  After walking for close to an hour, Debbie found a big curled stick under a tree.  Debbie said to her self, “This stick is perfect for my Uncle Sam walking stick!” Debbie took the big stick home with her.  She carved and painted Uncle Sam’s face on  the big curled stick.  Next Debbie painted the rest of the stick red, white and blue.  Then her walking stick was finished.

 

                                                          Picture courtesy of CreekBed.com.

These are curled walking sticks. Imagine one of them painted red, white, and blue with a carved face of Uncle Sam! 

How Debbie Evans Perry Created A Walking Stick!

 The five steps Debbie took to create her walking stick are out of order.   Number each sentence so that they are in the correct order.

___Debbie found a big curled stick under a tree.

___Debbie painted the stick red, white, and blue.  Then her walking stick was finished.

___Debbie went for a walk in the woods looking for a big curled stick.

___Debbie took the big stick home with her.

___Debbie carved Uncle Sam’s face on the big curled stick.

When you visit the Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation you will get to make your own walking stick!  Use this space to draw and color your ideas for your walking stick.

 

 

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For more information contact Shayne Hull,  Director of Education at (502) 589-0155 ext. 209 or shaynehull@kentuckycrafts.org

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