Principles of Movement In Design
This class is designed to challenge a person's way of viewing woodcarving altogether. The emphasis is on sculpting wood into a series of lines, planes, and forms. Simple principles of movement are repeatedly applied and exercised as students turn a piece of found wood (primarily Mesquite or West Texas Juniper) into polished fluid forms. Once learned, these principles become tools that can be applied in furniture making, woodturning, woodcarving, or classic sculpting. Students will learn the use of the cabinet maker's pattern rasp, designing a piece to shine, and how too finish wood to a glass like glowing finish. They will also learn how too bring out the full potential of a piece of wood by finding, simplifying, and refining the inherent lines, planes and forms found in the wood. Use of grain pattern is also touched upon. Students may learn to remove wood and establish planes through the use of gouge and mallet or power carving with an Arbotech disc and typhoon burrs on the end of a flex shaft power tool. Wood is provided for the first project. Additional wood available for purchase. Students will sculpt an abstract sculpture that can stand alone or be used as a base for an additional representational sculpture of a bird, fish, or other subject. (Choice of subject must meet instructor's approval.) If you have any questions, or want to talk to me about your piece please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 970-290-4140 as soon as possible. I look forward to working with you. For additional information and the Tools List see http://www.parablesinwood.com/classes.html and scroll down to Class Description and the Class Materials List. B/I/A Max 9 Min 8 Cost $190, includes the first piece of wood.