Introduction to Pyrography with Sherry Beck October 1-2, 2022
Introductory to Pyrography is a workshop where anyone who wants to learn the correct and safe way to decoratively burn wood an opportunity to learn a new skills which could become a new hobby or a life changing adventure. Students with or without prior experience are welcome and will receive group and individual instruction in surface preparation, burn-tip selection, as well as technique and problem solving. Sherry will include demonstrations on burning on different surfaces, special techniques for specialty results, creating realistic appearances, feathers, eyes and much more. Students will learn safety skills, which tools to use to accomplish various textures, best wood selection and sealants to complete their very own masterpiece. By the end of the weekend students will be able to use their new-found skills to create unique art which can enhance and embellish turned and functional objects. Handouts will be provided with information on equipment, materials, suppliers, technique reminders and more. Photos from which to work and maple wood will be provided for the class; students can expect to take home sample boards, an embellished piece and the beginning of their first pyrography masterpiece.