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Pyrography - Introduction to Wood-burning

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ClassGraphic Come play with fire and learn a new art form!
Spend the weekend learning how to create beautiful, realistic drawings on wood using a heated soldering iron (no actual fire involved). We will start by creating sketches on paper, then learn how to transfer our drawings and convert them into finished wood-burnings. Learn to enhance your work with color using oil stain, watercolor, and acrylic paint, then how to seal the wood so your finished pieces will last for years to come. You will start on 4 x 4 inch panels, to experiment with the tool and the techniques, and then work your way up to 8.5 x 11 inch panels for your finished pieces.
There will be time to create three finished wood-burnings in class. Go home with your finished pieces, your new pyrography skills, and information and resources about tools and equipment to continue creating more wood-burning art at home! 

All materials and supplies are provided in class. Bring some sketches or ideas of what images you would like to use for your wood-burning.


Class Details

2 Session(s)
Weekly - Sat, Sun

Aptos Main Campus

Joel Smith 



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All materials and supplies are provided in class. It may help to bring some sketches or ideas for what images you would like to use for your wood-burning.

Parking is enforced 7 days a week on the Cabrillo Campus. Please carefully read the signage in areas where you park. Daily parking permits are $4.00 and can be purchased in any of the student parking lots from parking permit dispensers. Daily permits are only good for the date of purchase. Permit dispensers only accept credit and debit cards, no cash.



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/29/2024 - 6/30/2024 Weekly - Sun, Sat 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Aptos, Aptos Main Campus  Map, Room: VAPA 3004 Joel Smith