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Spring Short Session Wood

Wood – Spring Short Session
April 28 – May 3, 2024 (4 studio days)
J. Bud Smith
Woodcarving: A Cherokee Perspective

During this workshop students will learn the unique characteristics of the Cherokee style of carving, including technical, historical, and cultural information. We’ll cover safety; basic chisel, knife, and finishing techniques; Cherokee stylistic techniques; and the fundamentals of creating a wood sculpture from start to finish. The workshop will also include introductions to Cherokee carvers throughout history, giving students an understanding of the evolution of Cherokee woodcarving from meeting the utilitarian needs of the past to becoming a contemporary art form. All levels.

Studio artist and educator; teaching: Oakland City University (IN), Museum of the Cherokee Indian (NC), and at the high school level; exhibitions: Santa Fe Indian Market (NM), Heard Museum (AZ), Eiteljorg Museum (IN), Red Earth Show (OK), Cherokee Art Market (OK); member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. 

J. Bud Smith, The Kiss, buckeye, walnut, 30 x 8 inches
J. Bud Smith, The Kiss, buckeye, walnut, 30 x 8 inches