Multi-Axis Turning: Carving & Sculpting Unique Forms with Derek Weidman August 22 - 26, 2022

about this workshop

Students will be challenged into rethinking the scope and limitless shaping possibilities of a wood lathe. This class with focus on using the lathe as one of the most powerful and misunderstood contemporary carving machines wood sculptors have at their disposal. Participants will practice shapes and textures unique to a lathe and foster an understanding of the forms only the lathe can make in the larger context of sculpture. This class is geared toward anyone wanting to take the next step in creative turning, exploring innovative processes that go way beyond traditional turning. Derek will show students unique ways, on a lathe, which can bring new life to classic shapes.

Unique Instructor Derek Weidman

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$895 tuition + $50 materials

Key Points:
*Interrupted cuts and how to manage them
*Resolving work without hours of sanding
*Creating forms that are sculpturally sophisticated
*Opening up new thinking processes about shape and form
*Turning an animal of their choice
*Turning an abstract human head
*Basic pyrography and coloring
*Power tools for carving
*Carving chainsaws
*Lathe based textures

Workshop Days: Monday to Friday
Instruction Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.



Multi-Axis Turning: Carving & Sculpting Unique Forms with Derek Weidman August 22 - 26, 2022


Availability: Open

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