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 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.
March 12 - May 5, 2017
Jack Mauch, Coffee Table, basswood, holly and maple veneer,
paint, 28 x 34 x 18 inches
Woodworking: It’s 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’ll cover milling, cutting, and joining techniques applicable to furniture and sculpture. We’ll emphasize shaping as we grind and gouge our way past the monotony of straight lines. We’ll adorn our creations through carving, painting, marquetry, and metal inlay. And we’ll consider the subtle and nascent aspects of our creative ambitions—an 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).
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