Carve Your Niche
June 24, 2018 – July 7, 2018
The goal of this workshop is to make carving a versatile staple of the participant’s creative practice. Students will develop safe metal and wood carving skills and efficient approaches for every stage from layout to roughing to surface detail. You will become familiar with hand and power tools, and carveable materials, working at a small scale that’s perfect for jewelry but applicable to furniture or sculpture. Students examine how and why carving has been pursued at different times and in different cultures. You will leave with samples, at least one finished work, and a carving approach customized to your personal aesthetic, budget and goals. Why just find your niche, when you can carve one? Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $1100
Julia Harrison is a Seattle-based artist, educator and Jewelry/Metals Manager for the Pratt Fine Arts Center. She began carving almost twenty years ago in austere living conditions and she still depends on the same low-tech approaches. Harrison has presented workshops at Haystack, Penland, and the 92nd Street Y. Her recent carving projects range in scale from a quarter-inch to six feet and feature coal, bamboo, wax and obsidian.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.