When out in nature, we sometimes imagine ourselves with an animal persona. Carve your own animal persona from bass wood. Using a knife and chisels, learn to carve an animal or bird head atop a small-scale, standing human figure. Finish your work with washes of color. Emphasis will be on safety and basic carving skills, as well as finding an individual approach to sculpture. You will leave with a carved wood human/animal hybrid.
About the Instructor
Stan Peterson’s approach to teaching is individualized to the skill level and interest of the students. He assists each in finding their own voice through making art. He has taught drawing, relief printmaking, and woodcarving for more than twenty-five years to a wide variety of emerging and mid-career artists. He believes storytelling, humor, and a traveled perspective from visiting carvers in Santa Fe, Oaxaca, and Bali inform the ways we sit down together with a piece of wood, some sharp tools, and a few hours.
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