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Burning to Draw: Expressive Pyrography


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DMC D004 Woodshop

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In this three-day workshop, you will learn how to use a a variety of tools to burn nuanced and expressive drawings into wood.  Whether used to decorate furniture with designs, to create architectural installations or to complete large scale drawings, pyrography has been a method of drawing for eons. The class will cover safety, tool types, toxicity issues, alternatives to wood, use of color, and of course, drawing techniques through the use of various pen types. Participants are also welcome to bring a small piece of pre-sanded furniture to the workshop (no chemicals, paint removers or wood preparation please).

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Burning to Draw: Expressive Pyrography is also being offered on another date and time. View Burning to Draw: Expressive Pyrography (NC694-01) for details.

We're sorry, this class has been canceled.

Brett S. Poza is a multimedia artist who for many years has used pyrography and other forms of burning to depict images on wood, paper and bone. Observations of nature as well as the manipulation of medical images are a large part of her current practice which is grounded in observation, drawing and the development … Read more