Wood Workshops at Penland

Penland offers 1-, 2-, and 8-week classes taught by visiting instructors in our well-equipped studios. Classes in our woodshop include topics such as furniture design and construction, wood sculpture, joinery, boat building, wooden instruments, wood carving, and more. Workshops are open to serious students of all levels unless specified in course description; beginners welcome.

Enrollment for summer and fall 2016 and spring 2017 workshops is currently open. Workshops are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and enrollment remains open until all class spaces are full or the workshop begins.

 

 


 

 

SUMMER session 7

August 28 - September 3, 2016


Melissa Engler, Bound, poplar, milk paint, waxed linen thread,

30 x 26 x 3 inches

 


Graeme Priddle, Tahi, Rua (One, Two), matai, acrylic paint,

14-3/4 x 7-1/2 x 4 inches

 

Melissa Engler & Graeme Priddle
Living Texture: Surfaces with Soul

Students will create simple sculptural forms and enhance them with patterns, textures, and colors that have meaning and personal relevance. We値l develop quick, effective shapes using bandsaw and sanding equipment. These forms will serve as canvases for surface embellishments including relief carving, textural carving, wood burning/branding, and acrylic and milk paints. Daily design exercises will help students use their lives and personal experiences as inspiration for creating rich, textured surfaces. Pre-made sculptural forms and test boards are welcome. All levels. Code 07W

 

Melissa: studio artist; exhibitions: Green Hill Center (NC), Del Mano Gallery (Los Angeles). Graeme: studio artist; collections: Whangarei Art Museum (New Zealand), Museum of Arts and Design (NYC). Co-teaching: Cooroora Institute (Australia), Quarry Arts Center (New Zealand).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Fall Concentration
September 25 - November 18, 2016


Daniel Essig, Icon, holly, mahongony, milk paint, handmade paper,

mica, printers type, Ethiopian and Coptic bindings, 9-1/4 x 7 x

2-1/2 inches

Daniel Essig
Books, Relics, Curiosities

This workshop will use wood to explore and honor elements of the book. After learning the basics of woodshop safety and tool use, we値l investigate the infinite possibilties of book-based sculpture. Techniques will include carving, turning, burning, sanding, altering, distressing, painting, and bookbinding. Students will be encouraged to collaborate and to explore alternative materials. They can expect to complete a series of book sculptures. We値l have daily demonstrations as well as discussions of historic and contemporary book forms. Everyone is welcome: book artists, woodworkers, curious beginners, etc. All levels. Code F00W


Studio artist; teaching: Anderson Ranch (CO), Arrowmont (TN), University of Georgia Cortona Italy Program, Penland; collections: Renwick Gallery (DC), Mint Museum (NC); representation: Vamp and Tramp Booksellers (GA); publications: The Penland Book of Handmade Books, Masters: Book Arts (both Lark Books).

danielessig.com

 

 

 

 

 


 

Spring Concentration
March 12 - May 5, 2017


Jack Mauch, Coffee Table, basswood, holly and maple veneer,

paint, 28 x 34 x 18 inches

 

Jack Mauch
Woodworking: It痴 a Process

Through assignments, demos, and self-direction, students in this workshop will learn to craft furniture and decorative objects that are sculptural and expressive. Beginners will lay a foundation for competent woodworking; advanced students will pursue a theme in depth. We値l cover milling, cutting, and joining techniques applicable to furniture and sculpture. We値l emphasize shaping as we grind and gouge our way past the monotony of straight lines. We値l adorn our creations through carving, painting, marquetry, and metal inlay. And we値l consider the subtle and nascent aspects of our creative ambitions預n inquiry that will be supported through discussions, readings, field trips, coffee breaks, and a contemplative pace. All levels. Code S00W


Studio artist; teaching: North Bennett Street School (Boston), Eliot House at Harvard (MA), Penland; residencies: Penland Core Fellowship, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship Studio Fellowship (ME), Center for Art in Wood Windgate ITE International Residency (Philadelphia).

jackmauch.com