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Introduction to Pyrography

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June 3, 2023
June 4, 2023
10:00 - 4:00
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Workshop Overview

In this workshop, participants will learn about the dynamic practice of creating designs on objects with heat. While our focus will be on woodburning, participants will also learn about pyrography on canvas, leather and other natural materials. We will review different tools, tips and pyrography equipment for woodburning and practice on several different types of wood. Participants will also learn about various techniques, tricks and finishes to enhance their projects. Each participant will leave with several practice pieces and a select work of their own.

About the Instructor(s)

Melissa Romeo is an artist an educator currently working in Portland Oregon. She has over 10 years of woodburning experience and teaches workshops throughout Oregon. As a current art therapy and counseling graduate student, Melissa’s interests lie at the intersection of mindfulness practices, somatic experiencing and art making. Her classes offer a unique opportunity to slow down and engage multiple senses in the creative process. Applying heat and pressure, one of Melissa’s favorite things is to bring new life to old, abandoned or otherwise forgotten pieces of wood.

Materials List: Students Bring

• A piece of unfinished, pre-sanded wood that you would like to burn on

• A to-scale print out of the design you would like to burn (or you can simply draw your design on the wood during the workshop)

• A mask to filter smoke if you have any sensitivities: 3M. KN95, N95, (or) a PM 2. carbon mask filter


• Colored pencils, watercolors, acrylics or any other color-adding materials

o Please also bring paint brushes and palettes if you plan on painting.

• Bring your own burner if you have one that you'd like to work with

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Practice pieces to learn pyrography

• Pencils

• Carbon transfer paper

• Needle nose pliers

• Practice stencils

• The Walnut Hollow Creative Value Woodburning Tool

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