yourself with the tools and materials of the trade during this
preface to wood carving. Each student will create an
address plaque to take home. Learn to sharpen and control the
chisels you will use to carve recessed numbers & letters,
the staple of any sign carver. You will add a recessed
ornament to enhance your design and receive instruction on how
to seal the wood so it is ready for paint or gold leaf.
The goal of this class is to introduce the student to three
dimensional sculptural wood carving. Working in front of a
mirror, you will transfer the reflection to a wood block and
carve in relief. As you become more comfortable
you will increase depth by exploring the proportions and
contours of your image and translate them to the wood by removing the superfluous
material from the block. Dave Clarke will coach you
how to see in three dimensions.
Essential for creating
3-dimensional sculpture. Students are not expected to finish
their carving by the end of the class but leave with an
exceptional foundation of portrait carving.
(1 Day) There
is something magical about a gilded wood carving! It is
distinctive and alive. The gilded surfaces reflect off each other,
dramatizing the subject. This one-day workshop focuses on the art of
applying and burnishing gold leaf successfully over complex
carved shapes. Learn how to properly prepare the wood. Knowing exactly when the
sizing is ready to accept gold is probably the best lesson any
gilder can learn. You will learn it from experience as well as a few
other tricks I use in gilding. This fun workshop is a
must for anyone wishing to produce wood carvings professionally.
From a Live Model Workshops
evenings per month) Every other Tuesday evening , the Clarke
Artworks studio features a live nude model to work from.
Drawing from a live model, or figure drawing, is an art form
that is both challenging and fun. Utilize the model to develop
ideas and concepts in any medium you wish. Participants are
welcome to draw or paint during the sessions. This is
not a lesson but an open workshop for people who wish to
practice their art. You do not need to have previous experience,
or worry that you have "no talent." There are no grades or
judgment involved. It's a simple evening of inspiring music, a
professional model, and your creativity.
Classes cater to the individual,
on a one-on-one basis, with specific learning needs. Let me know
how what you would like to learn and we will spend the day
focusing on that specific area of instruction. Whether you wish
to continue training from a previous class or workshop or desire
to learn something new the personal attention you will
receive can be rewarding.
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