Michele Parsons, author for Fox Chapel Publishing's Pyrography magazine and pyrography instructor for the 2016 International Woodcarving Congress, 2016 Fox Chapel Publishing Open House, and 2016 Southeastern Woodcarving School.
9:30am – 5:00pm
Cost: $85 (includes materials)
In this class, you will learn basic pyrography (woodburning) techniques to add interest to your wood projects. This is not woodburning like you may have learned in scouts. Instead, it is very detailed, similar to a pen and ink drawing, yet easy to learn. If you can trace lines, you can create a drawing using this burning technique. Even students that say they can't draw a stick figure have been very pleased with their class accomplishments.
In the morning session of this class, you will learn about different types of equipment, basic pen tips, safety, selecting and preparing your wood, transferring a pattern, coloring and finishing. You’ll then use the basic pens to practice woodburning techniques. After we break for lunch for an hour, you’ll spend the afternoon session of the class following along with Michele to create your first pyrographic masterpiece on wood.
Class size is limited to 8 students. Bring your enthusiasm, variable temperature woodburning equipment and pens (some equipment is available for loan on a first-come basis requested upon registration and equipment will be available for purchase), and a pencil/pen.
Please visit Michele's website at: www.ParsonsWoodArtistry.com