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Wood Summer Session 6

Wood Summer Session 6
July 31–August 12
Adrien Segal
Carve, Bend, Shape

Both rigid and flexible, wood is an ideal material for creating curvaceous shapes, yet it is often made to be flat, straight, and square. In this workshop students will learn numerous ways to transform wood into furniture and sculptural forms through additive and subtractive carving, bent and stack laminations, and dynamic joinery. Demonstrations will emphasize the safe use of power tools for rough shaping and hand-held tools to achieve detailed shapes, patterns, textures, and refined forms. We’ll work through a process of quick iteration to design and experiment with various methods of making organic shapes in wood. Students at any level of woodworking will gain new skills. All levels. 

Studio artist; teaching: California College of the Arts, University of San Francisco; 2022 Fulbright Scholar; residencies: Benchspace Cork (Ireland), Center for Art in Wood (Philadelphia), Bunnell Art Center (Alaska), Pier 9 (San Francisco); publications: American Craft, 500 Tables, Data Flow 2.

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Adrien Segal, Molalla River Meander, carved plywood, 15 x 46 x 11 inches
Adrien Segal, Molalla River Meander, carved plywood, 15 x 46 x 11 inches