20 Feet Within 2 Inches: A Perspective On Relief Carving
November 3, 2019 – November 9, 2019
We perceive distance and depth from our eye’s point of view. A photograph or painting gives us that impression on a 2D surface with variations in colors and tonal qualities. However, to create the same sensation of distance in a shallow depth or relief we need to “fool our eyes.” This workshop helps students understand distance in relief carving. Participants will design their own project using basswood (linden/lime-wood) and/or alder. Exercises include using two and three vanishing points for basic shapes, such as a pyramid, box, or cylinder carved in shallow relief. Beginners will learn safety techniques, sharpening, and caring and handling of carving gouges and power carving tools. Intermediate and advance students are encouraged to explore further challenges in their craft. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $675
Sabiha Mujtaba lives in Atlanta, Georgia and is a designer and maker of furniture and carvings in wood. In 1986, she formed Chrysalis Woodworks. She designs and makes custom wood furniture and installations for clients across the country. Mutjaba also teaches woodworking classes at Highland Woodworking in Atlanta, and other crafts schools across the country.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.