Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Trompe L'oeil: Sculpting & Shaping to Trick the Eye with Stephen Proctor

Dates: 9/8 - 9/12
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $750
Materials: $150
Deposit: $300

Masters Fellowship Turning

Stephen was one of the first people to do contemporary trompe l'oeil, which means to trick the eye. In this class all students will work from a maquette at their own bench to learn the relevance of source material when carving. Students will study, construct, and then carve a small table that has the appearance of being covered with a tablecloth. All pieces will be made from mahogany to help eliminate the distraction of grain pattern and to facilitate the carving process. Observation of detail and minimalization will be shown to be the key to a successful trompe l'oeil piece. Carving techniques will include traditional gouges, disc grinders, surforms, and rasps. Students will be able to design their own legs to fit their tabletop.

Key Points:

How to set up the model to carve
The glue up process
Roughing out the block, which tools work best
Sanding and shaping
Creating wood to look like fabric

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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Public Registration begins December 1, 2014. Please check back then to register online.

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