Sherry Beck is a lifetime resident of Indiana; she grew up drawing, painting and coloring anything that involved creating. She loved working with clay so much, and at one point owned her own Ceramic business. In the spring of 2013, she met a group of older gentlemen carving at one of the woodworking establishments in Indianapolis. They asked her, “Do you want to learn to carve? It’s free,” That’s all they had to say and she was hooked. Sherry fell in love with carving and worked vigilantly to develop her skills. She entered many carving competitions and has had the pleasure to win “Best in Show.” In her journey she was introduced to the art of woodburning and is basically self-taught, but within the last few years she has taken classes from nationally respected pyrography artists. When Sherry began her pyrography adventure, she found it very difficult to find artists that would share their knowledge. It became her goal to share everything she could with her students and MASW is proud to have her fulfill that goal here.

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A special note about our photos:

We have taken HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of photos over the years of our students, instructors, and staff — during classes, after classes, and at various gatherings. Throughout this brochure and on our website, you will see many photos that were taken prior to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Images of people without masks or not practicing social distancing were taken before the pandemic and before the safety practices were implemented. Please rest assured, we follow all of the safety precautions and guidelines mandated by our local and state health officials. Community means everything to us —we aim to provide a safe environment for all who teach and learn at MASW. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our practices, or would like more detailed information about the school’s health and safety guidelines, please do not hesitate to call or email us!