Enriching lives through art and craft

Bringing Wood To Life

June 20 - 25, 2021

Rebecca DeGroot  ·  rebeccadegroot.com

Workshop at a glance

Explore processes in woodturning, carving, pyrography, and embellishments to experiment with new styles and bring your pieces to life.


  • Power carving, woodburning, texturing, and coloring
  • Sculpting with woodturning


  • Kiln dried domestic hardwoods
  • Power carving, wood burning and embellishment
  • Woodturning


  • Sculptural modifications to turned objects
  • Simple domestic woodturned forms like bowls and lidded boxes

Artist Bio

Rebecca DeGroot received two BA degrees in Art Education and Sculptural Art from the Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is a full-time woodworking artist and a high school art teacher teaching Art 1, Sculpture, Ceramics, Jewelry, and AP 3D Studio Art.
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Workshop Description

Students will learn basic design concepts and problem-solving techniques to take simple domestic objects such as bowls or boxes and bring them to life with carving and sculptural additives. You will be turning bowls, spindles, lidded boxes, and other forms then using power carving, woodburning, texturing, and coloring techniques to make each piece unique. Once assembled, these objects will not look like your average turnings, but instead, a collection of unique and whimsical creatures ready to encourage your imagination to run wild. By making strategic sculptural modifications to turned objects, participants with an interest in turning, carving, and sculpting will gain the ability and resources to push themselves out of their comfort zone and create something they never imagined possible. Open to all skill levels, however, a basic understanding of woodturning is beneficial.

COURSE FEE: $675  ·  download the materials list

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