Teacher: Barbara Bellchambers
Non-Member Price: $50
ACP Member Price: $45
Power carving can put "life" into your work. I will teach you how to use your carver, what bits to use and how to use them. You will learn to outline your object, undercut, create depth and height, ideas for finishing the background. The leaf has been carved on wood, the bird on a gourd piece. You can choose to use a small piece as I did with the bird, my first power carved piece, or to use a full gourd or wooden piece.
Gourders: Choose a gourd or gourd piece that is at least 1/4" thick to accommodate the carving. Do not finish the inside or outside of the gourd until after this class.
Wood workers: Choose a flat piece of wood, a platter, plate, or a bowl that you can work on the outside of.
Students will need to bring a Dremel or similar carver and your collection of bits. Please let me know if you need to use one of the centre's Dremels so I can be sure to have enough available. You will need a good mask. I suggest you also bring ear plugs!