Bringing the Wood to Life: The Basics of 3D Carving with David Franklin September 20-24, 2021

Craftsmanship Across the Board


$865 tuition + $75 materials

Key Points:
*Principles of basic sculpture
*Using a variety of views to layout 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
*Learn how to take drawings and turn them into 3D reality
*How to select a wooden block and learn wood grain carving

FYI: All tool lists have been emailed after your class registration was processed.

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This week will be a fun adventure that will teach students how to think three dimensionally in a manner that will allow them to carve almost anything they can visualize three dimensionally. David will help students learn how to use multiple views to carve sculpture. Everyone in class will get to start with a block of wood and work through the steps it takes to create a sculpture. David typically brings specific projects that everyone works on. This year the workshop will be open for students to work on a specific class project or work on an individual project under David’s direction. Students will be guided through the process of realizing how a sculpture goes from a drawing into reality. Starting with a block of wood, drawings and models, students will dive into their project. Whether using chisels and mallets or bent knives and adzes, a variety of tools and skills will be used in the sculptural carving process. 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.

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Bringing the Wood to Life: The Basics of 3D Carving with David Franklin September 20-24, 2021