Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking
Sculptural Carving: Adding That Third Dimension with David Franklin
Dates: 5/11 - 5/15
Tool List: Click here for tool list
This will be a challenging adventure that will teach students how to visualize three dimensionally and how to use multiple views in order to learn to carve sculpture. Starting with a block of wood, drawings and models, students will dive into this project. Inspired by totemic carvings of the Pacific Northwest, the raven and eagle have grown to represent this part of America. This class will work in these styles to create a dynamic bird form that evokes these ancient woodworking traditions. Whether using chisels and mallets or bent knives and adzes, a variety of tools and skills will be used in this project. David is teaching a weekend toolmaking class following this class in order to give interested students a chance to create some of their own tools after trying them out in this course.
David is one of America's premier up and coming craftsmen and an excellent instructor. If you have ever wanted to learn how to carve in dimensional form, this would be the perfect place to learn.
- Principles of basic sculpture
- Using a variety of views to lay out a sculpture
- Using a variety of carving techniques and tools
- Hand tool sharpening
- The basics of Northwest sculpture and design
- Techniques for an organized approach to carving
- Introduction to Northwest carving styles and legends
- Working with bent knives and adzes
- Carving fair surfaces and planes
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.