Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Classical Relief Carving with Mary May

Dates: 8/4 - 8/8
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $750
Materials: $40
Deposit: $300

Masters Fellowship

This class will go over a variety of classical relief woodcarving techniques and designs. The projects will include the technique of using the v-chisel to do the majority of outlining and defining designs. The first project will be carving a classical grape leaf and grape cluster design in relief. Another project will carving floral designs in relief. The next, more advanced carving will be the technique of drawing and carving a deep-relief classical acanthus leaf. Mary will discuss and show the tricks and techniques of how to make the tools do a variety of cuts, even when the wood grain is not cooperating. You will learn the technique of thinking through the entire carving process from start to finish to make the carving process the most efficient.

Key Points:

Sharpening gouges
How to properly hold gouges for safety & efficiency
How to lower down background for relief carving
How to work with wood grain issues
How to carve a grape leaf/grape cluster design in relief
How to carve a floral design in relief
How to carve a more advanced classical acanthus leaf decoration
Tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your gouges

There is a $45 annual registration fee that will be added to your the total amount of the class if this is the first class you are registering for this season.

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