The Art of Woodburning (Pyrography)
(Beginning & Intermediate)
May 12 & 13, 2017 (Friday & Saturday)
10:30 am-5:30 pm
Instructor: Orchid Davis
Class Fee: $150.00 non-member+ $50.00 Supply Fee
$135.00 *BRMAA Member* +50.00 Supply Fee
Bring back one of the favorite classes, Pyrography is the art of woodburning. Students will learn the art of pictorial woodburning beginning with the use of the 4 basic types of burning pens and covering the various techniques involved in burning fur, feathers and foliage. Emphasis will be on the use of shading to achieve a realistic look enhanced by thin washes of acrylic color. Students will take home a project that is burned in on a choice of basswood, gourds or leather. The patterns will include wildlife subjects of a tiger, red tailed hawk or a wild mustang. The supply fee will include all materials in which to burn in on and patterns. The supply list includes your own wood burners and pens. If you do not have one, the Instructor will supply a loaner unit for the class. Come join the fun!
Register for the Class Below
Call (706) 632-2144 for questions regarding this course and registration. Payment is required to register for BRMAA courses. You may pay via PayPal above, over the phone, or visit The Art Center located at 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 to pay in person. The Programming Coordinator is in the office from 10 am - 6pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Orchid Davis began teaching pyrography in 1998 at the John C Campbell folk school. Prior to that she was an award winning bird carver who taught for ten years at various wood carving clubs and schools in six southeastern states. Since she began teaching woodburning she has expanded her area to include 14 states from Pennsylvania to Florida in the east and as far west as California.
In an effort to include even more potential woodburning students she has just finished her 3rd book, “The ABCs of Woodburning”, which is a guide for beginners or those who may be a little rusty and need a refresher course. She specializes in wildlife art but includes pet portraits and flowers..... in other words FUR ~ FEATHERS ~ & FOLIAGE. You can learn more at her website < orchidwdavis.com>.