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Online Workshop: Wood and Pigment — Engraving Wood with Color with Jason Nemec Pocosin Arts

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Join us online on August 20 & 27 to learn a broad range of surface treatment techniques!

Wood and Pigment — Engrav­ing Wood with Color with Jason Nemec

August 20 & 272022

12:00 — 2:00 PM ET

In this work­shop, Jason Nemec will demon­strate surface tech­niques for wood that He has discov­ered over many years of research and trial-and-error. These are the tech­niques he returns to again and again. These are the product of delib­er­ate efforts to build rich and unusual surfaces, while always reserv­ing options to push them further. We’ll look at how dye, pigment, wax, shellac, milk paint, bleach, and glue can be used with surface texture, to create color-filled line-work for jewelry, turn­ings, home décor, and small sculp­ture. There will be a big empha­sis on the deci­sion-making process so that you can chart your own course, and make your own discov­er­ies which you can then bring back to the group!

You’ll learn about light fast­ness, dura­bil­ity, and compat­i­bil­ity of finishes, drawing” with surface texture, custom mixing of Earth pigments, build­ing a quick French-polished finish with all-natural shellac, layer­ing with milk paint, and how to capture and remem­ber the details of an impro­visatory process, to be able to repeat it and stretch it further next time. Oh, and we’ll have a lot of fun!‑w…