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Carving Out a Place (June 7 – 192020) Haystack Moun­tain School of Crafts

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Two-week work­shop led by Alicia Dietz. Looking to land­scape as inspi­ra­tion for explo­rations in hand and power carving, and using carving’s subtrac­tive nature, partic­i­pants will slowly reveal layers hidden in the wood.

Together, we will look to land­scape as inspi­ra­tion for explo­rations in hand and power carving. Using carving’s subtrac­tive nature, we will slowly reveal layers hidden in the wood. Carving allows us to see the macro and the micro, both in object creation and in ourselves. Whether working liter­ally or figu­ra­tively, partic­i­pants will explore how the mean­der­ing river or deep valleys are reflec­tive of the topog­ra­phy of our lives. While wood is the focus of this work­shop, explo­ration of alter­na­tive mate­ri­als is encour­aged. All levels welcome.

Alicia Dietz traded a pilot’s helmet for hand plane, follow­ing her passion for craft after a ten-year, world­wide career as a Black­hawk Heli­copter Main­te­nance Test Pilot in the U.S. Army. She received two Wood­work­ing and Furni­ture Making Degrees from Vermont Wood­work­ing School, and an MFA in Craft/​Material Studies from Virginia Common­wealth Univer­sity. Her studio prac­tice includes private and public commis­sions for furni­ture, carving, and mixed media. Dietz lives and works with her partner in Rich­mond, Virginia. aliciadi​et​zs​tu​dios​.com @aliciadietzstudios

Schol­ar­ship appli­ca­tion dead­line: March 12020

Genreal appli­ca­tion dead­line: April 12020

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