All workshops scheduled for 2020 have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Please check back in the early fall for the 2021 offerings.
Jump into this free form exploration of unorthodox carving techniques with the structure focused on understanding various shaping processes. You can expect to use (or learn to use) multi-axis turning, with other tools such as angle grinders, rotary carvers, carving chainsaws, airbrushes and propane torches. Expect to learn many techniques that are not taught nearly anywhere else, where rules are broken in careful ways to achieve novel and exciting shapes and designs. Expect to turn animals, flowers, or any other thing described with a unique visual language of circles and arcs. All levels are welcome, but experience with drawing, turning, or other dexterous hand skills is advised. Beginner and Beyond
Tuition: $615 (lunch is included)
Studio/Materials Fee: $60
Registration Fee: $30* (listed as "shipping" in cart) *Members use coupon code WAIVEFEE at check-out
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Derek Weidman, a full time sculptor, was born in 1982 and lives in rural Pennsylvania close to Philadelphia. He has spent nearly two decades working with wood and a decade almost exclusively exploring the sculptural capabilities of a wood lathe. He is known primarily for innovating and pushing the boundaries of multi-axis work, expressed in his Animal series which reside in some public collections and museums, and many private collections around the world. In the woodturning field, he is the consummate rule breaker. www.derekweidman.com