Thematic Constructs in Wood
June 30, 2024 - July 12, 2024
Sabiha Mujtaba · chrysaliswoodworks.com
Workshop at a glance
Interconnected wood components are the structural theme, wood carving in perspective is the visual dialogue.
- Tools use safety
- Wood carving
- Solid woods like basswood, alder, and cherry, and some plywoods
- Clay and cardboard for model making
- Knowledge of tools use
- A completed project
Sabiha is a designer and maker of furniture and carvings of one-of-a-kind creations. Operating her business in Atlanta, GA since 1986 as Chrysalis Woodworks, Sabiha has developed a style of design from her sculptural training in London, UK. Her South Asian heritage reflects the cross cultural influences in her work of both east and west. Her work has been featured in publications and represented in juried shows and galleries nationally. Purchased and commissioned art works are in private collections and institutions. Sabiha teaches various classes in woodworking, design and carving at Highland Woodworking in Atlanta and has taught at Penland School of Craft, NC, and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, TN.
Students can let imagination and creativity sparkle in this two-week session. In this workshop, students will consider two, three, four or even five shapes in wood, freestanding or as wall panels. Interconnected as forms, these shapes will also have surface and relief carvings related to the forms, giving illusions of depth and distance tricking our visual perception. This workshop will include powerpoint presentations, brainstorming and one-on-one ideations, so that students can design and build components, and then carve on surfaces. Individual daily check-ins and demos in simple joinery and carving will be presented. Students will learn safe use and techniques of all wood shop tools including stationary and hand-held power tools, carving tools and sharping of gouges to keep a keen edge. Open to all levels. Any student unfamiliar with either woodworking or with carving will get safe use and instructions on those techniques. Intermediate and advanced level students will be encouraged to discover challenges in any untapped skills in design or technique.
COURSE FEE: $1,675
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