Join us online for our upcoming workshops.
Texture as Vocabulary with Emma Senft
January 21, 2022
4:00 — 6:30 PM ET
This workshop will teach the principles of treating surfaces with hand carving. The course will include an introduction to carving technique including an understanding of wood and its properties. Using gouges and carving chisels, we will look at how to produce varying and contrasting textures. Students will learn considerations for choosing different gouges and chisels for varied mark making, and using these to define planes and forms with fields of texture. The workshop will include a demo and discussion of how to sharpen our carving tools. We will also briefly cover some options for appropriate finishes over a carved surface. This workshop is suitable for all levels.
Wood Jewelry Basics with Julia Harrison
January 23 & 30, 2022
12:00 — 2:00 PM ET
Domestic Supply Kit $35
International Supply Kit $50
Beautiful, versatile and widely available, wood is an ideal alternative material for jewelry. In this class we’ll learn to make the most of wood’s palette of colors and textures using tools and techniques appropriate for use in almost any kind of workspace. Topics will include basic shaping and finishing, simple surface embellishments, and adding findings. Students will make several samples and finish at least one pendant or pair of earrings. Our time together will be demo-heavy; students will be encouraged to do some work on their own between classes and to check in with any questions.