Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Sculptural Carving: Adding That 3rd Dimension with David Franklin

Dates: 9/22 - 9/26
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $750
Materials: $45
Deposit: $300

Masters Fellowship

This will be a challenging adventure that will teach students how to visualize three dimensionally and 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 prior to this class in order to give interested students a chance to use their new tools on a project that relates to the origin of this type of carving knife.

David is one of America's premier "up and coming" craftsman--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.

Key Points:

Principles of basic sculpture
Learn to use a variety of views to lay out a sculpture
Use a variety of carving techniques and tools
Hand tool sharpening
Learn basics of Northwest sculpture and design
Techniques for an organized approach to carving
Introduction to Northwest carving styles and legends
Learn to work 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.

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