Patterns, Texture and Color
October 31, 2021 - November 5, 2021
Donna Zils Banfield · livealifelessordinary.com
Workshop at a glance
When is a woodturning no longer a woodturning? When it is an “Illusion in Wood.”
- Creating texture and patterns on wood
- Creating surface illusions on wood
- Woodturning and rotary carving
- Wood and metals
- Milk paint, Gesso, and acrylic paints
- How to use pattern and color on wood
- Transforming wood into an illusion using decorations
Donna Zils Banfield began teaching woodworking in 2007 in her studio in Derry, New Hampshire. She has been creating works of art in wood since 2001. Her symposia presentations include Totally Turning, SWAT, Virginia Woodturning Symposium, the American Association of Woodturners International Symposium in Portland Oregon, and the Irish Woodturner’s Guild Annual Seminar.
The focus is on techniques used in the instructor’s “Illusions in Wood” body of works. Students will use woodburning tips and rotary powered tools to create textures and patterns on their woodturnings. Milk paint, Gesso, and acrylic paints will complete the illusion, deceptively transforming the pieces into pottery, ceramics, cloisonné, glass, or hammered metal. Students will learn to turn and decorate their forms. Class demonstrations include how to use patterns and colors on the turned forms and applying patterns. Participants will leave class having learned techniques that they can use in their own shops. Prior turning skills are helpful, but not required. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $675 · materials list
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