Learn simple woodcarving techniques using knives and gouges with a loose and abstract approach to capture the essence of wildlife. The goal will be to enjoy the process of seeing and rediscovering wildlife forms, and then to create an emotional response to our observations. An animal carving doesn't require perfect detail in every feather and fur to come alive. We will try to use a playful and forgiving attitude while learning some useful carving methods and basic wood skills.
About the Instructor
Rebecca carved and taught woodworking in Alaska for many years before coming to the Sitka Center where she has worked for five years. Her intimate experience with wildlife, and her academic art background lend a well-grounded and playful approach to woodcarving workshops. Phoebe Knapp graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is a third generation cattle rancher, as well as a widely exhibited and collected wood sculptor.
Phoebe Knapp graduated (BFA) from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is a third generation rancher on the Crow Indian Reservation near Ft. Smith, Montana. She had shown widely in Montana and throughout the West. Her work is in collections throughout the U.S. She resides in Billings and works from her studio there.
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