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Wood Summer Session 3

Wood Summer Session 3
June 19–July 1
Gerald Weckesser
Building a Skin-on-Frame Canoe

Using basic woodworking techniques, each student will build their own single-person canoe. This workshop will focus on the skin-on-frame methods of boat building, borrowing from diverse water-craft traditions such as Aleut ikyak or baidarkas, British Isle coracles and curracks, and Inuit qujaq. We’ll mix modern materials and age-old traditions to build beautiful, durable, and lightweight boats. If time permits, we’ll also make double-blade paddles and water test our craft. All levels.

NOTE: The estimated materials cost for this workshop is $340 per student.

Studio artist, honors faculty fellow at East Carolina University School of Art and Design (NC).

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Gerald Weckesser and students, Penland Canoes, white oak, cedar, sapele, dacron, 12 feet x 30 inches
Gerald Weckesser and students, Penland Canoes, white oak, cedar, sapele, dacron, 12 feet x 30 inches
Gerald Weckesser, Canoe, white oak, cedar, sapele, dacron, 12 feet x 30 inches