Lathe Based Wood Sculpture
November 8, 2020 – November 14, 2020
This workshop is a freeform exploration of unorthodox carving techniques with the structure focused on understanding various shaping processes. Students will learn to use multi-axis turning, supplemented with other tools such as angle grinders, rotary carvers, carving chainsaws, airbrushes and propane torches. Techniques taught include ways to achieve novel and exciting shapes and designs. The wood lathe is at the center of this class but rather than turning bowls and vessels, expect to turn animals, flowers or other items possessing a unique visual language of circles and arcs. Open to all skill levels, however experience with drawing, turning and dexterous hand skills are advised.
COURSE FEE: $675
Derek Weidman is a full-time sculptor who lives in rural Pennsylvania close to Philadelphia. He has spent nearly two decades working with wood and a decade exploring the sculptural capabilities of a wood lathe. Weidman is known for innovating and pushing the boundaries of multi-axis work, expressed in his animal series which reside in public collections and museums, and many private collections around the world.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.