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January Online Workshops with Emma Senft & Julia Harrison Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft

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Join us online for work­shops with Emma Senft & Julia Harrison.
Senft Harrison

Join us online for our upcoming workshops. 

Texture as Vocab­u­lary with Emma Senft

January 212022

4:00 — 6:30 PM ET

Tuition $90

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 & 302022

12:00 — 2:00 PM ET

Tuition $125

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.