Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mesa Art Center Wood Working Classes by Ellie Richards

Instructor:Ellie Richards
When:Saturday, October 1 - Sunday, October 2, 2011
Start time:9 am       
End time:5 pm 
Beginning to Intermediate level
Explore sculptural form while creating a functional container. Band saw boxes open up endless possibilities of design, finish, and function while providing valuable lessons in beginning woodworking. If you have worked with wood, this class will leave you feeling accomplished and ready for more. Learn the properties of wood and basic construction techniques such as band saw use, design layout, lamination, sanding, and finishing to complete a personalized hand crafted product. Classroom: Sculpture Studio

Instructor:Ellie Richards When: Saturday, October 22 - Sunday, October 23, 2011  Start time: 9 am       End time: 5 pm
Beginning to Intermediate level
Explore how wood can be a part of your jewelry making practice.
Learn how to texture, pattern, and finish wood to create beautiful wooden components that will stand out among others. Experimenting is key! In the class we will make a series of items including but not limited to: a bracelet, two necklaces, a ring, and earrings. We will fabricate these pieces using metal, string for hardware and connecting elements. Classroom: Sculpture Studio         
Instructor:Ellie Richards
When: Saturday, December 3 - Sunday, December 4, 2011   Start time: 9 am      End time: 5 pm  Beginning to Intermediate level
You’ll learn the fundamental cuts that will enable you to use spoon-carving tools efficiently and safely. You’ll then be guided through a few simple projects where you will be able to use those cuts and add to them as your skill grows. By the end of the course you will have learned: the easy way to equip yourself to continue spoon carving, how to sharpen and care for your own tools, and what kind of wood to use and where to buy it. You will also get the chance to see a range of different things you can make with the same wood and tools; pots and boxes, cord, tool handles and sheaths … and much more. Classroom: Sculpture Studio

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