Teaching Artist: Stephan Micheletto-Blouin
Saturday & Sunday, October 21 & 22, 10am-4pm
Most woodworking projects require some carving, whittling or paring, and the knives used for such tasks are prized tools. In this class we will take our cue from the long line of woodworkers who have eschewed the ready-made and ill-fit generality of what industry provides us and make our own carving knife to fit our own hands. Working from square steel, we will shape our knife and our handle to best meet our needs, covering grinding, heat-treating, tempering and sharpening along the way. In the end we will come away with a lovely little knife, suitable for hand carving, chip carving or whittling that will fit our work and our own personalities. This fun class is suitable for students of all experience levels.
Teaching Artist: Brooke Griffith
Saturday, October 28, 10am-4pm
This one-day workshop will introduce students to the foundation and basic techniques for working with wire and beads. Using these methods, participants will learn how to wire a briolette, use hairpin wires, and connect beads into a single wired thread. The day will culminate into students walking away with a hand-designed bracelet or necklace using techniques learned from the day!