Need Some Relief: Add Interest & Life to Your Work with Powercarving with Dixie Biggs (Tues to Sat) April 19-23, 2022
Explore the embellishment techniques of power relief carving and woodburning that can be used by woodturners, furniture makers or other wood artists to expand the visual impact of their work. Students will learn techniques for relief carving using a micro-motor rotary power carver; the use of woodburners for adding texture and detail; and incorporating color into their work with acrylic paints through dry-brush technique. This class is focused on off-the-lathe and off-machinery techniques, so while the ability to use a lathe or other woodworking machines is a plus, it is not required. Dixie will walk students, step-by-step, through her relief-carving techniques from layout, to bit selection, to finishing detail on sample discs and sample blocks that will be provided. The beginning exercises will help in the process of developing skills that quickly become advanced, so bring projects that are dry and ready to carve. No previous powercarving or painting experience is needed; just show up with a desire to discover and explore the techniques.