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Spring Short Session Wood

Wood – Spring Short Session
April 30 – May 5, 2023 (4 studio days)
Graeme Priddle
Sculptural Form and Surface

We’ll start this workshop by designing and developing small sculptural shapes using the bandsaw, carving tools (including chisels and grinders), and sanding equipment. These forms will then serve as canvases for surface embellishment techniques, including relief and textural carving with hand and rotary tools, burning/branding, and the use of acrylic and milk paints. These pieces could be finished works or experimental maquettes for later development into larger pieces. Those who wish to focus entirely on surface embellishment are welcome to bring turned/carved/fabricated/found wood objects to work on. All levels.

Woodturner, sculptor, workshop teacher known for his sculptural turnings/carvings reflecting the environments of his native New Zealand; teaching: Penland, Arrowmont (TN), Appalachian Center for Craft (TN), Campbell Folk School (NC), Johannes Michelsen School of Woodturning (VT); collections: Wood Turning Center (Philadelphia), Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Renwick Gallery (DC).

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wood sculpture by Graeme Priddle
Graeme Priddle, I Raro I Te Moana (under the sea), poplar, acrylic paint, 8 x 5-1/2 inches
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Wood Spring Concentration

Wood Spring Concentration
March 5 – April 28, 2023 (8 Weeks)
Yuri Kobayashi
Design with Curvature

Making curved shapes from flat wood is like making s’mores: it’s messy and fun and requires a bit of strategy. Sometimes it even takes a village, as it is often a collaborative team effort. We’ll first get up to speed on basic woodworking—from hand-cut joinery to coopering, steam bending, and lamination. Through daily demonstrations, exercises, and hands-on instruction, students will tackle design challenges to create utilitarian objects such as trays, containers, wall shelves, small tables, form studies, or other projects that incorporate curved wood. We’ll have weekly design discussions and group critiques. Our goal will be to explore and experiment with ideas expressed in wood. All levels.

Studio artist; teaching: Rhode Island School of Design, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship (ME), recent exhibitions: Arizona State University Art Museum, Center for Art in Wood (PA), Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Fuller Craft Museum; residencies: State University of New York Purchase, University of Wisconsin Madison, Arizona State University. 

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Yuri Kobayashi, Breath -i hear you-, ash, 30 x 29 x 48 inches
Yuri Kobayashi, Breath -i hear you-, ash, 30 x 29 x 48 inches
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Fall Weekend Wood

WOOD WEEKEND SESSION
October 21 – 23, 2022
Dail Dixon
For the Birds

Birds enjoy a well-designed, well-built place to live, and we can all do our part to help. The first day of this workshop will alternate between demonstrations and making. With a little grit, you will complete a bluebird house ready for occupancy. On the second day, you can build another just like it or try a different style. Even better, you could consider a creative approach that adopts the elemental components of the birdhouse—volume, entry hole, and perch—to present an idea, an allegory, or a portrait. We’ll cover shop safety and basic tool use, and you will leave with new skills and homes for your feathered neighbors. Beginning level. 

Architect, woodworker; fellow of the American Institute of Architects; teaching: North Carolina State University, Penland; exhibitions: North Carolina Museum of Art, St. Johns Museum (NC), Duke University Museum (NC), GreenHill Center (NC), Light Art + Design (NC), Penland Gallery; architect for multiple Penland School projects. 

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Dail Dixon, Birds of Penland Series: Drawing Studio, poplar, colored pencils, kneaded eraser, spray primer, enamel, 5-1/4 x 5-3/4 x 10-1/8 inches
Dail Dixon, Birds of Penland Series: Drawing Studio, poplar, colored pencils, kneaded eraser, spray primer, enamel, 5-1/4 x 5-3/4 x 10-1/8 inches
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Fall Short Session Wood

WOOD SHORT SESSION
September 25 – 30, 2022
(Four studio days)
Sarah Marriage
Tambour Time

In this workshop we’ll explore the basic principles at play behind one of woodworking’s most magical techniques: the tambour door. We’ll begin with a discussion of the history of tambours and a variety of techniques for creating them. Students will use a classic, canvas-backing technique to create their own tambour panel. We’ll also build small, simple cabinets with all the necessary tracks, escape routes, and other details to bring our tambours to life. All levels. 

Studio artist,, educator, associate editor at Woodcraft Magazine, founder and president of A Workshop of Our Own (Baltimore); teaching: A Workshop of Our Own, The Krenov School (CA), Haystack (ME), Anderson Ranch (CO); exhibitions: Center for Art in Wood (PA), Area 405 (MD), Milford Arts Council (CT), Pritam & Eames (NY). 

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Sarah Marriage, Leviathan Rolltop Desk, English sycamore, Port Orford cedar, leather, 22 x 38 x 39 inches
Sarah Marriage, Leviathan Rolltop Desk, English sycamore, Port Orford cedar, leather, 22 x 38 x 39 inches