Introduction to Pyrography with Sherry Beck October 1 - 2, 2022

about this workshop

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.

Unique Instructor Sherry Beck

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$390 tuition + $15 materials

Key Points:
*Preparing and finishing the wood surface
*Practicing on soft and hard woods
*Transferring designs and photos
*Choosing the best burning tips
*Controlling darks and lights
*Creating smooth-shading and life-like textures
*Fixing mistakes

Workshop Days: Saturday & Sunday
Instruction Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.

Introduction to Pyrography with Sherry Beck October 1 - 2, 2022


Availability: Open

SKU 2022-203W Categories , ,
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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!