Nestled in the Green Mountains of central Vermont, the Vermont Raptor Academy has played host to hundreds of students, countless week long (and longer) seminars, and a lot of laughs and good times. It has been the birthplace of many incredible works of art and life-long friendships.

Floyd carved his first duck out of wood in 1968 at the age of 10 and never looked back.  His carvings have evolved from simple birds to entire works including habitat and other creative settings.  He has even been commissioned by guitar manufacturer Paul Reed Smith to make custom guitar bodies.  

Also a published author, his instructional books on woodcarving and reference books for the wildlife artist are a must have for those interested in the art or even for artists working in other mediums.

Floyd is one of those rare people who not only knows how to do something well but who can also impart that knowledge to the novice and experienced alike. This translation of talent into instruction all takes place in a beautiful setting at the Southern Vermont College (SVC) Laumeister Art Center, previously Bennington Center for the Arts.  These seminars take place with such unassuming acceptance and joviality that many students return for numerous seminars to continue to hone their skills and just for the sheer joy of the experience!

Take a moment to click on the links below to be inspired by the tremendous talent and artistic vision of Floyd Scholz! 



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