Clarke has been one of New England's leading woodcarvers
specializing in hand-carved, sand finished, and gilded
signs for over 30 years. He began his
business out of necessity to fund his personal artwork. In
his own studio, David creates carvings on a daily basis to
customer specifications and delivers them throughout the area.
Come and join him in the studio. Work with him side by side and
benefit from decades of practical experience
during your class or workshop. Choose from
Wood Carving and Drawing classes or
participate in a Drawing, Gilding, or
Learning with David Clarke begins with the application.
Prospective students are asked to
submit photos with examples of their current art or woodcarving. Please furnish a short description of why you want to take
the course, what you hope to achieve, and what may be your plans
for the future. This information will allow us both to focus on
Throughout the course, David will combine demonstrations with
lecture, technique and visuals on select past artists and
craftsmen, so a notebook is recommended.
Both the novice and experienced will benefit from streamlined
methods and a more relaxed atmosphere than similar classes
provide. Throughout the courses, David instructs and encourages
you on the importance of developing your own style and
experimenting with techniques. It is his goal that you will
complete your class with the confidence to explore the world of
on your own.
David at the Clarke Artworks studio, nestled in the heart of New
England, in beautiful Bristol Rhode Island for a creative
experience in an environment you will never forget.
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