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Manipulating Material: Shaping

Price: $150.00

Date: December 6, 2014

Manipulating Material: An Exploration in Shaping, Bending, and Coopering Wood   

12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

This class will be a fun way to learn the basics of carving and shaping wood. You will be leaving with an end product you are proud of!

In this class participants will be exploring shaping techniques. You will begin by learning the process of shaping a Cabriolet leg. This demonstration will allow participants to get a feel for creating shaped elements in their work. The remainder of the class will be focused on shaping and carving a utensil. Participants will learn the process of creating a utensil from a solid block of wood. The class will go over basic uses of the band saw and various hand tools.

Participants will leave the class with a utensil of their own design!!

The class will be 4 hours long. Students are encouraged to bring their own hand tools such as files, rasps, spokeshaves, gauges, carving knives, etc.

Materials will be provided. We will have water. Please eat before you arrive.

Contact info@forthouston.com to ask any questions.

The deadline to sign up is December 3, 2014.

More classes to come in 2015 on Bending and Coopering!!

This course is hands on, so please dress accordingly.

About the Teacher:

Abby Mechanic is a graduate of Maine College of Art with a BFA in Woodworking and Furniture Design. She is head designer and maker of her business, Amechanic, as well as designer and maker at Luur Design in Indianapolis.

Mechanic's work has received numerous awards and scholarships. She has exhibited her work, created commissions for private collectors, and has received publications in the Boston GlobeRose Contemporary Then and NowWords and Images, and Martha Stewart America Handmade Facebook and Instagram.

Check Abby Mechanic's work at her website or on instagram under abbymechanic!!

 

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