Birds, Bugs and Beasts: Carving the Natural

June 17, 2018 – June 23, 2018

Sarah Martin

In this basic carving workshop students will observe their environment and learn how to represent its forms, textures and details in all their richness. You will explore both bas relief and carving in the round on a small scale, with tools ranging from the traditional to the mechanical. Mixed materials are welcome as additions to your creations. This is a perfect class for bringing the natural world inside and learning how to integrate detail into your large work, to create a narrative, and to learn the fundamentals of carving. Open to all skill levels.


Sarah Martin is an assistant professor at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. She has previously taught at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and the Western Piedmont Community College in North Carolina. She is a former Artist-in-Residence at Penland and teaches workshops nationally.

Sarah Martin

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

  • I would like to be contacted about housing in the new dormitory that will have all private rooms with private baths if it is ready for occupancy for workshop dates.
  • $199
  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2018. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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