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Zoom Workshops – Wood

WOOD ZOOM WORKSHOPS

Whimsical Wooden Brooches

Valerie Berlage

July 3 & 10, 2021 4:00-6:00 p.m. ET

REGISTRATION CLOSED 

 

In this workshop we will explore using wood to create a whimsical brooch from start to finish! Beginning with: some of the elements and principles of design, and what makes a compelling composition. Students will also learn about sanding and shaping the wood, preparing it for paint, painting techniques, and finishing the wood. Finally, students will learn how to make cold connections to complete the brooch and create a pin fastener with wire, although a traditional pin back will also be provided. There will be time in class to explore ideas and work alongside one another.

Details:

  • Participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone. It’s easy! Download here.
  • Participants must have reliable internet access and a computer or phone with sound recording and web-cam capabilities to participate.
  • Check out the list of additional supplies you will need for this workshop here.
  • Once registered, students will receive a video meeting code along with simple ZOOM instructions.
  • Workshop fees are non-refundable but are transferable with a $25 fee.
  • Features live demonstration and the ability to ask  questions. Participants will also receive a recording of the demonstration to use for up to 30 days.

As a child I helped my grandfather in his woodworking shop, and learned traditional Southern handcrafts and painting from my grandmothers. Close ties to my family and a love of the mountains kept me in WNC while earning a BFA and K-12 art teaching licensure from UNCA. After woking for a local craftsman for a number of years, I enrolled in the Professional Crafts Program at Haywood Community College, and began focusing solely on woodworking. While my art has gone through several transitions over the years, it has remained rooted in my relationship with my loved ones.

laurainelilliestudios.com

@laurainelilliestudios

Wood Rings

Daniel DiCaprio

July 11 & 18, 2021 12:30-2:30 p.m. ET

REGISTRATION CLOSED 

This course will introduce students to the basics of wood carving and its applications for jewelry. Wood rings as the subject are an excellent small-scale object that present many variations while exploring a range of carving techniques. After carving we will experiment with different surface embellishments that can incorporate a range of alternative media. Students can expect to come away with an understanding of woodworking properties, the necessary tools for small-scale carving, and additional ways to combine wood and jewelry techniques.

Details:

  • Participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone. It’s easy! Download here.
  • Participants must have reliable internet access and a computer or phone with sound recording and web-cam capabilities to participate.
  • Check out the list of additional supplies you will need for this workshop here.
  • Once registered, students will receive a video meeting code along with simple ZOOM instructions.
  • Workshop fees are non-refundable but are transferable with a $25 fee.
  • Features live demonstration and the ability to ask  questions. Participants will also receive a recording of the demonstration to use for up to 30 days.

Daniel DiCaprio is the Associate Professor of Metalwork and Jewelry at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Daniel received his MFA in Metal Design from East Carolina University and was trained as a goldsmith at Hoover and Strong in Richmond Virginia. He has taught workshops on wood carved jewellery throughout the United States. Daniel is represented by Charon Kransen Arts in New York City and Bilk Gallery in Australia. He has exhibited work at Sculptural Objects Functional Art (SOFA) in Chicago annually since 2008. His work has also been exhibited internationally in the United States, Australia, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Portugal, Turkey, Japan, Korea, and China.

dandicaprio.com

@dandicaprio

An Introduction to Surface Treatments and Finishing Wood

Katie Hudnall

July 18 & 25 4:00pm-6:00pm ET 

Tuition: $125

Image Credit: Katie Sorenson

In this workshop we will cover the basic tools and processes used in decorating and finishing bare wood, from knowing which woods do well with which processes, to sanding and preparing your surfaces, to dying or painting them and adding details, to final topcoat choices.

Designed for students new to wood, as well as those looking to add new techniques to their practice, this class will focus on guidelines to help each student experiment and develop their own unique methods beyond the classroom, while introducing them to a wide range of possible options.  I will go more in depth into some of my own personal favorite materials, such as milk paint, gesso, acrylic washes, inks, drawing pens and lacquer.  

In week one we will cover surface prep and principles of wood, painting vs stains and dyes, vs chemical colorations like ebonizing and liming.  We’ll talk about safety considerations, which applications are more or less durable, and how to sand or buff between coats to achieve surfaces that feel as good as they look.  

In week two we will cover the details – adding drawings, woodburning, carvings or other embellishments to the surfaces.  I will go over which clear coats work best for various surfaces, when spraying is appropriate, vs brushing or a wipe-on, and again discuss safety with all of them.  I will share my favorite artists, books, and resources for techniques and inspiration and answer questions students might have.  

*Have a safe space to use finishes & get messy! 

Details:

  • Participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone. It’s easy! Download here.
  • Participants must have reliable internet access and a computer or phone with sound recording and web-cam capabilities to participate.
  • Check out the list of additional supplies you will need for this workshop here.
  • Once registered, students will receive a video meeting code along with simple ZOOM instructions.
  • Workshop fees are non-refundable but are transferable with a $25 fee.
  • Features live demonstration and the ability to ask  questions. Participants will also receive a recording of the demonstration to use for up to 30 days.

Katie Hudnall received her BFA from the Corcoran College of Art & Design and her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Furniture Design/Woodworking.  She has been the recipient of a Virginia Museum of Fine Art Fellowship, the Windgate Wood Residency at the University of Madison, Wisconsin, an Anderson Ranch Residency and most recently a Creative Renewal Fellowship Grant from the Indianapolis Arts Council.

Her work has been included in many publications and exhibitions including Studio Furniture: The Next Generation, Crafting A Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft, and Making A Seat at the Table: Women Transform Woodworking at the Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia, PA.

She lives and works in Madison, WI, where she is an Assistant Professor and Head of the Wood Program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

 

www.katiehudnall.com

@katiehudnall

Wooden Lampmaking with Veneer and Fiberglass

Jamie Herman

July 31 & August 7 4:00pm-6:00pm ET 

Tuition: $125

Students will learn how to reinforce wood veneer with fiberglass to make rigid sheets for use in lampmaking. These sheets will allow enough light through to give off a warm glow while highlighting the natural beauty of the wood’s grain. This technique can be used to make all sorts of lamp designs, but I will demonstrate how to make a simple lamp from start to finish. The class will be mostly demo-based because there is glue that needs a long time to set.

*The class is appropriate for those with very little fine woodworking experience/knowledge. There are a few cuts that need to be made with a circular saw/jigsaw or similar tool. Access to a table saw makes things much easier and much more accurate, but is not required. Physical strength is not important, other than some hand strength to turn clamps.

Details:

  • Participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone. It’s easy! Download here.
  • Participants must have reliable internet access and a computer or phone with sound recording and web-cam capabilities to participate.
  • Check out the list of additional supplies you will need for this workshop here.
  • Once registered, students will receive a video meeting code along with simple ZOOM instructions.
  • Workshop fees are non-refundable but are transferable with a $25 fee.
  • Features live demonstration and the ability to ask  questions. Participants will also receive a recording of the demonstration to use for up to 30 days.

Jamie Herman is a woodworker, furniture maker, and sculptor. His work often features complicated geometries and precariously balanced elements, and he is always looking to marry complex design with precise and elegant execution. Originally from Ohio, Jamie pursued classical music and archaeology before finding his true passion in craft. He has studied fine woodworking and furniture design at the Vermont Woodworking School and the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, and is currently an artist fellow and studio coordinator at Peters Valley School of Craft in New Jersey.

jhstudiofurniture.com

@jhstudiofurniture

Bent lamination

Naomi Russo

New Dates Coming Soon! 

Tuition: $125

There are many different processes to learn about how to bend wood. In this workshop, we will be focusing on small scale bent lamination. In this class, students will learn how to form a jig for this process, and use that form to bend and glue thin strips of wood into one solid piece. Students will leave the class with their bent form, and jig that they can reuse for their own projects.

*Should know the general safety around woodworking tools/machinery but other than that, Beginners welcome! Must be able to clamp slippery strips of wood together onto a base!

Details:

  • Participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone. It’s easy! Download here.
  • Participants must have reliable internet access and a computer or phone with sound recording and web-cam capabilities to participate.
  • Check out the list of additional supplies you will need for this workshop here.
  • Once registered, students will receive a video meeting code along with simple ZOOM instructions.
  • Workshop fees are non-refundable but are transferable with a $25 fee.
  • Features live demonstration and the ability to ask  questions. Participants will also receive a recording of the demonstration to use for up to 30 days.

Naomi David Russo earned her BFA with a focus in Woodworking and Furniture Design from Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine. The following year, she was a resident at MECA in the Woodworking and Furniture Design Department. Her work is largely inspired by childhood memories and uses pops of color to highlight those impressions. Currently, Russo is a resident at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

www.naomidavidrusso.com

@_naomi_russo_

Texture, Pattern and Coloration on Wood

Keun Ho Peter Park

August 2 & 9, 1:00pm-3:00pm ET 

Tuition: $125

In this class, you will learn how to safely use simple hand tools such as rasps, files,
carving gouges, hammer and stamps to create surface textures and chip-carving
patterns. We will also learn how to use milk-paint for various colorations and learn sophisticated sanding and finishing techniques on wood. By the end of the class, we will turn your many small sample pieces into displayable items like refrigerator magnets, wall hanging decorations, brooches or buttons to wear.

Details:

  • Participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone. It’s easy! Download here.
  • Participants must have reliable internet access and a computer or phone with sound recording and web-cam capabilities to participate.
  • Check out the list of additional supplies you will need for this workshop here.
  • Once registered, students will receive a video meeting code along with simple ZOOM instructions.
  • Workshop fees are non-refundable but are transferable with a $25 fee.
  • Features live demonstration and the ability to ask  questions. Participants will also receive a recording of the demonstration to use for up to 30 days.

Keunho Peter Park(b.1984) is a woodworking artist and studio furniture maker.
Park is born in Columbus, Ohio and grown up in South Korea. He holds a B.F.A in painting from South Korea’s Kookmin University and an M.F.A. in Woodworking and Furniture Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology(RIT).
Park is the recipient of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show’s Wharton Esherick Award 2015: Excellence in wood.
Park currently lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and presents his works in US and South Korea. He teaches wood & furniture at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia
since 2016.

 

www.studiospong.com

@studiospong

First steps into whittling or Carving for Beginners

Yoav Liberman 

August 6 & 13, 4:00pm-6:00pm ET 

Tuition: $125

This hands-on whittling class will give the student the basic tools to carve three dimensional shapes. Our projects will be realized with a carving knife (and a set of small rasps). We will practice sharpening techniques to give our knife the proper edge to cut wood. We will learn and be trained in the common carving procedures, knife handling and cutting techniques to safely form an animal or two out of Basswood. In addition, I will demonstrate the use of a bandsaw as a tool to assist in the preparation of wood for carving. If time permits we will also discuss design ideas for those who intend to extend their carving horizon beyond the available educational and commercial carving  patterns.

*Class kit comes with blanks to create a mouse, a whale, and a dog from bass wood. 

Details:

  • Participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone. It’s easy! Download here.
  • Participants must have reliable internet access and a computer or phone with sound recording and web-cam capabilities to participate.
  • Check out the list of additional supplies you will need for this workshop here.
  • Once registered, students will receive a video meeting code along with simple ZOOM instructions.
  • Workshop fees are non-refundable but are transferable with a $25 fee.
  • Features live demonstration and the ability to ask  questions. Participants will also receive a recording of the demonstration to use for up to 30 days.

I have been an active furniture designer and woodworker for over twenty years. While my primary interest is in Campaign, knock-down furniture and innovative metal hardware, my own furniture and artwork draws mostly on discarded wood and found objects. My pieces have recently been exhibited at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City, the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA, The Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia, Penland Gallery, NC, as well as SOFA Chicago. I have published articles on woodworking and design in Woodwork Magazine, American Woodworker, as well as several prominent Israeli design publications. Additionally, I have curated a number of furniture shows in the U.S. and in Israel.

 

www.yoavliberman.com

@yoav.liberman

Surface Embellishment Techniques

Kelly Parker

August 13 & 20, 12:30pm-2:30pm ET 

Tuition: $125

Surface embellishment is a way to add visual interest and value to your work.  It can be used to differentiate good work from work that is truly remarkable.

In this action-packed technique class students will learn a variety of ways to embellish their work.  Students will be encouraged to play and explore as they learn to take their work to a whole new level of WOW! 

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

  • ebonizing 
  • gilding
  • pyrography
  • creating textures
  • using milk paint
  • color with texture
  • texture with gilding

*PLEASE NOTE Students are responsible for procuring materials and supplies for this workshop. Check out the suggest material list below: 

Details:

  • Participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone. It’s easy! Download here.
  • Participants must have reliable internet access and a computer or phone with sound recording and web-cam capabilities to participate.
  • Check out the list of additional supplies you will need for this workshop here.
  • Once registered, students will receive a video meeting code along with simple ZOOM instructions.
  • Workshop fees are non-refundable but are transferable with a $25 fee.
  • Features live demonstration and the ability to ask  questions. Participants will also receive a recording of the demonstration to use for up to 30 days.

Kelly Parker is a designer and maker of contemporary studio furniture and sculpture.  After graduating with a degree in Biochemistry she worked in the corporate world for 18 years before taking a rather circuitous route into art.   Her award-winning work has been featured in Fine Woodworking, Australian Wood Review, and Rooted: Creating a Sense of Place: Contemporary Studio Furniture.  Kelly’s work often incorporates other materials such as metal, glass and acrylic.  She is a passionate advocate for the craft and enjoys sharing her knowledge with others.

woodsongstudio.com

@kellyparker2017 

Tips & Wavy Tricks

Wyatt Severs

August 27 & September 3, 1:00pm-3:00pm ET 

Tuition: $125

Learn how to create free flowing designs in contrasting wood using the bandsaw. 

Methods that will be covered include milling prep of lumber, bandsaw’s limitations of cutting curves based on blade dimensions, and how to successfully align segments in glue-up.  As we create our organic patterned boards, we will discuss how to create various profiles with the router, textures, and paint that will elevate the use of this basic skill. 

This technique can be used to add another layer of embellishment to simple boxes, tabletops, fine furniture and so much more.  See big results through simple techniques!

Details:

  • Participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone. It’s easy! Download here.
  • Participants must have reliable internet access and a computer or phone with sound recording and web-cam capabilities to participate.
  • Check out the list of additional supplies you will need for this workshop here.
  • Once registered, students will receive a video meeting code along with simple ZOOM instructions.
  • Workshop fees are non-refundable but are transferable with a $25 fee.
  • Features live demonstration and the ability to ask  questions. Participants will also receive a recording of the demonstration to use for up to 30 days.

Wyatt Severs studied visual arts at Murray State University and has studied, worked, and taught at Peter’s Valley School of Craft, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Penland School of Craft, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, John C. Campbell Folk School and Appalachian Center for Craft. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and publications include 500 Cabinets, Working With A Master, Making Good, Maker Moxie, Woodwork magazine, and appearances on KET Kentucky Life and The Highland Woodworker. Currently, Wyatt works and teaches in his studio and at the Murray Art Guild and is in the process of building a studio complex in New Concord, Kentucky.

wyattsevers.com

@wyattsevers

Sculpted Joinery: Adding Organic Shape to your Joinery

Mark Wedekind

September 4 & 11 4:00pm-6:30pm ET 

Tuition: $155

Image Credit: Anne Raup

 

In this course we will learn how to add a sculptural look and feel to your furniture joints. The traditional, hard working and commonly used mortise and tenon joint doesn’t have to be a square corner, it can flow organically from one part to the other – that is a sculpted joint. We will discuss how this joint fits into a piece of furniture (or how it can just be a sculpture on its own). We will start out by making a mortise and tenon joint that is set up for sculpting and end with a smooth flowing joint. We will cover all the processes, tools and techniques to make it a success. And most importantly, we will have a lot of fun.

Details:

  • Participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone. It’s easy! Download here.
  • Participants must have reliable internet access and a computer or phone with sound recording and web-cam capabilities to participate.
  • Check out the list of additional supplies you will need for this workshop here.
  • Once registered, students will receive a video meeting code along with simple ZOOM instructions.
  • Workshop fees are non-refundable but are transferable with a $25 fee.
  • Features live demonstration and the ability to ask  questions. Participants will also receive a recording of the demonstration to use for up to 30 days.

I have designed and built furniture for 30 years. Since 1994, I have owned and operated Blackstone Design, a furniture/woodworking studio in Anchorage, Alaska. The majority of my work is private commissions, but I also exhibit in shows and galleries around Alaska and occasionally nationwide. I have received awards in juried exhibits, and have a piece in the collection of the Anchorage Museum. I was awarded commissions in municipal, state and federal public art projects around the state and have received grants from the Alaska State Council on the Arts and The Rasmuson Foundation.

blackstonedesign.com

@mark_wedekind

Bowl Carving without the Bestest Logs Ever

Danielle Byrd

September 10 & 17, 2021 
12:00-2:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $125

Logs for bowl carving can be hard to come by, or may end up being not as optimal as you thought. Perfect logs aren’t necessary to make bowls, but how you approach the material, and with what tools, is a constant consideration. In this class, learn how to best use what you’ve got, when and where hand carving methods and tools are best used, and when power carving becomes an asset. Overarching concepts and methods will be discussed, and opportunities for questions will allow for more detailed or circumstance-based questions to be asked. The first day we’ll discuss how to approach the hollow of the bowl, and the second day the exterior.

Beginners and intermediate. Lots of basic skills and overarching principles will be covered, but we will also get into carving details where time allows. There will be opportunities for questions so specific circumstances and details can be addressed, which may go beyond the basics. This is a demo-based class but the skills discussed are physically demanding.

Details:

Danielle is a wood carver and sculptor who blends traditional and modern methods with ample experimentation and a wide range of tools to create pieces with varying degrees of function and heavy doses of texture.

She has written for various magazines and journals, and from 2014-17 was a member of the Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Hand Tool Event Staff, traveling the country teaching hand tool woodworking fundamentals. Her first book, The Handcarved Bowl, was published in 2021. She lives and works in Bar Harbor, ME.

@danielle_rose_byrd

daniellerosebyrd.com

Making the Common Uncommon: simple carving on everyday + found wood objects

Sylvie Rosenthal

September 10 & 17, 4:00pm-6:00pm ET 

Tuition: $125

Learn to repair a solid wood chair or small table, extending its use and making it your own through pattern caving, turning a common object into something unique and uncommon. Students will learn about wood as a material and how to consider and make repairs on a small wood object. We will begin with how wood works and acts as a material, its strengths and weaknesses, where it is prone to break, have glue or mechanical failure. Using a drill, knife, rasp, chisel, hand saw, and sandpaper students will alter everyday common wood objects. Repair will be covered using wood glue, mechanical fasteners, and sticks, minimal tooling and materials. Safe handsaw, knife, rasp, and chisel techniques will be covered. Students will learn and practice pattern carving with a knife, wearing cut resistant gloves, on pencils and sticks before moving on to pattern carving and shaping on their repaired (or not) small table or chair. Wooden objects to be repaired must be solid wood, no composite material. 

Basic tool maintenance will be covered, but we will not go in depth about sharpening.

This class is for beginners and anyone interested in learning about simple wood repair, how wood works, and knife carving.

Details:

  • Participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone. It’s easy! Download here.
  • Participants must have reliable internet access and a computer or phone with sound recording and web-cam capabilities to participate.
  • Check out the list of additional supplies you will need for this workshop here.
  • Once registered, students will receive a video meeting code along with simple ZOOM instructions.
  • Workshop fees are non-refundable but are transferable with a $25 fee.
  • Features live demonstration and the ability to ask  questions. Participants will also receive a recording of the demonstration to use for up to 30 days.

Sylvie Rosenthal started building at age six at an experimental design museum where she made circuses, catapults, rockets, and robots. She received a BFA from RIT’s School for American Crafts  in Woodworking, built two houses from the ground up with her mentor, Doug Sigler, in western North Carolina, and received a MFA in sculpture from the UW-Madison. She owns and operates Lower Astronomy Studios, a design, sculpture, and woodworking studio in Madison, WI. Sylvie teaches woodworking and design thinking in many settings, such as university and college programs, craft school workshops, and to children in the studio and virtually.

www.sylvierosenthal.com

www.lowerastronomystudios.com

@boat_boat

@lower.astronomy

Sculptural Pedestal Table Construction

Bruce Bradford

September 12 & 19, 4:00pm-6:30pm ET 

Tuition: $155

 

This class will detail the construction of a pedestal table with a sculpted base. This process can be used to make a small occasional table such as an end or coffee table, or for a dinning table with either a round or rectangular top.

I will demonstrate making this type of table using common woodworking tools available in well equipped woodworking shop, however I will also discuss how this type of table could be made with just the basic tools of a table saw, jig saw and a plunge router. In either process there are some necessary router bits that will be required, these will be shown in the materials list. This project required a combination of both 8/4 and 4/4 stock I will outline this in the materials list for both a small end table and a dining table.

The first class will start with a quick discussion on template construction, I will provide a more detailed discussion of the template required for the table legs in the course materials. This class will cover all the types of joinery required to make the legs and how they are joined to the central hub. In the 2nd class we will review methods for gluing up flat panels for use as table tops and a quick and easy method for cutting a perfect circle for the top. And conclude with a demonstration of the techniques I use for sculpting the table base, and method’s for attaching the base to the top.

Details:

  • Participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone. It’s easy! Download here.
  • Participants must have reliable internet access and a computer or phone with sound recording and web-cam capabilities to participate.
  • Check out the list of additional supplies you will need for this workshop here.
  • Once registered, students will receive a video meeting code along with simple ZOOM instructions.
  • Workshop fees are non-refundable but are transferable with a $25 fee.
  • Features live demonstration and the ability to ask  questions. Participants will also receive a recording of the demonstration to use for up to 30 days.

Bruce Bradford is a furniture designer who is crafting unique works with an artistic and functional significance. Inspired by mid-century Danish furniture, he likes to incorporate sculptural elements into each piece, with the intention of making them “functional works of art”.

Born in 1960 in Western Michigan, he obtained a BS in Packaging Engineering from Michigan State Univ in 1982. He then moved to Winston Salem, NC in 1983 to work at RJ Reynolds Tobacco International. He began his professional woodworking career in 1999 when he received his first commission for a spiral staircase. He later attended Anderson Ranch Arts Center to study chair making with Sam Maloof.

@bradford_custom_furniture

bradfordcustomfurniture.com

Seat Weaving 101

Ellie Richards

September 18, 4:00-6:30 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $90

Over the course of this class we will weave a checkerboard and twill pattern onto the seat of a chair using traditional ‘shaker tape’ (a woven 1″ wide cotton strip of fabric). This is a great way to breathe life into a new chair as the color choices can be bold and vibrant.

Details:

  • Participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone. It’s easy! Download here.
  • Participants must have reliable internet access and a computer or phone with sound recording and web-cam capabilities to participate.
  • Check out the list of additional supplies you will need for this workshop here.
  • Once registered, students will receive a video meeting code along with simple ZOOM instructions.
  • Workshop fees are non-refundable but are transferable with a $25 fee.
  • Features live demonstration and the ability to ask  questions. Participants will also receive a recording of the demonstration to use for up to 30 days.

As a furniture designer and sculptor, Ellie Richards is interested in the role the furniture and domestic objects play in creating opportunities for a deeper connection between people and their sense of place. Ellie looks to the tradition of both woodworking and the readymade to create eclectic assemblage, installation, and objects exploring intersections of labor and leisure. She has traveled extensively to investigate the role play and improvisation have on the artistic process including residencies and exhibitions nationwide.

Additionally, she maintains an active teaching schedule sharing the fundamentals of woodworking and artistic practice with a breadth of audience including appointments at Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Appalachian Center for Craft, and Haystack Mountain School of Craft.  This year her and Annie Evelyn are co fellows for the Furniture Society: Craft for a Greater Good Initiative partnering with UNCA Steam Studio and BeLoved.  She is resident artist at Penland School of Craft 2020-2023

ellie-richards.com

@ellieinthewoods

Photographing your Artwork 101

Michael F. O’Neill

September 19 & 26, 4:00-6:30 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $155

In today’s world, having great photographs of your artwork is critical if you want to reach a larger audience. This class will cover all the basics for photographing your work, from lighting and backgrounds to cameras and post production. Will will be creating examples using cell phone cameras as well as DSLR and Mirrorless cameras, and compare the results. This class will include demonstrations on photographing 3D work such as Jewelry, Ceramics and Wood. 

No experience is required, students will need to have artwork to photograph and access to a camera, links will be provided and we will discuss software options including Adobe Lightroom.

Details:

Michael O’Neill is an educator and fine art photographer in Charlotte, NC and earned his MFA from New Mexico State University in 2007. His work has been exhibited at Notre Dame University, The Palace of the Governor’s in Santa Fe, NM, and in juried and group shows internationally. His work is in numerous private and public collections, including Bechtler Museum of Fine Art and the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  He specializes in Infrared, Large Format and Pinhole photography and has been creating commercial photographs, specializing in architecture and art documentation for over 20 years.

http://michaeloneillphoto.com

@professoroneill

@mfophoto

 

Introduction to woodturning

Beth Ireland

November 6 & 13 12:30pm-2:30pm ET 

Tuition: $125

Appropriate for all skill levels

Learn woodturning with a professional teacher/woodturner/woodworker. This interactive demonstration into the important elements of safe and successful woodturning starts with an introduction to the lathe and accessories. Participants will learn proper stance, machine set up and the proper use of a variety of tools. This class will focus on spindle and end grain turning. Learn the tricks to making a perfect cylinder, taper, pommel cut and how to reproduce shapes for your furniture or art projects. Whether you are someone who dabbles in woodturning, a beginner or someone with a spindle-oriented problem to resolve, this is the class for you!

Details:

  • Participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone. It’s easy! Download here.
  • Participants must have reliable internet access and a computer or phone with sound recording and web-cam capabilities to participate.
  • Check out the list of additional supplies you will need for this workshop here.
  • Once registered, students will receive a video meeting code along with simple ZOOM instructions.
  • Workshop fees are non-refundable but are transferable with a $25 fee.
  • Features live demonstration and the ability to ask  questions. Participants will also receive a recording of the demonstration to use for up to 30 days.

Beth Ireland earned her undergraduate degree from the State University College at Buffalo, and an MFA in sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has been running her company, Beth Ireland Woodworking since 1983. Her business provides woodworking with a specialization in architectural and artistic woodturning. Ireland has been involved in a traveling art/craft project entitled Turning Around America since 2010 and an instrument making project called strumfactory.com, since 2016, and has received three Windgate fellowships. She also teaches the Professional Woodturning Intensive at The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. Beth lives and works in Saint Petersburg, Florida.

bethireland.net

@ thebethisyettocome

Furniture Design

Norman Pirollo

November 20 & 27, 2021 12:00-2:00p.m. ET 

Tuition: $125

Learn furniture design with a professional furniture maker and woodworker.  The furniture design process from concept to final piece is explored. Intro to furniture history provided for context. This workshop will make furniture design less intimidating. The first part of the workshop introduces furniture design concepts, sketching and drawing, material selection. A demonstration of how the furniture design process evolves from sketch to drawing to scale model and mockup is presented. Discussion includes the design process for a cabinet, chair and table.

 

 

Students then sketch, draw and mock-up a furniture piece to be discussed in the second half of the workshop along with remaining topics including Computer aided Design (CAD). Develop your own furniture style and voice. The information filled workshop is presented live from the Pirollo Design studio. 

 

The following design topics are presented in the workshop.

 

History of Furniture

Furniture Design Concepts

Sketching, Drawing

Mockups

Developing A Style

Material Selection

Prototypes

Batch Mode Concepts

CAD

Details:

  • Participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone. It’s easy! Download here.
  • Participants must have reliable internet access and a computer or phone with sound recording and web-cam capabilities to participate.
  • Check out the list of additional supplies you will need for this workshop here.
  • Once registered, students will receive a video meeting code along with simple ZOOM instructions.
  • Workshop fees are non-refundable but are transferable with a $25 fee.
  • Features live demonstration and the ability to ask  questions. Participants will also receive a recording of the demonstration to use for up to 30 days.

Norman Pirollo studied Cabinetmaking (Algonquin College) and attended an immersive furniture school (Rosewood Studio) to pursue furniture making.  He currently runs his own company, Pirollo Design, since 2006. His business provides contemporary furniture designs. As well, Norman is established as a woodworking educator. Through WoodSkills, he provides educational courses and classes. Norman has had his contemporary furniture designs published in select publications as well as exhibiting his wood art. In recent years, he has also written and published a series of woodworking books. Norman currently lives and works outside Ottawa, Ontario.

pirollodesign.com

@woodskillsmag

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