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Sitka Art Circle: Turn a Branch into a Beautiful Scoop

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Sitka Art Circle: Turn a Branch into a Beautiful Scoop
Kiko Denzer
Date and Time:
10:00 - 2:00
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The open enrollment period begins on
March 10, 2020

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

Most people who have never carved before need up to a full day to make their first eating or cooking spoon, but it only takes an hour or so to turn a small branch into a useful, beautiful tool for scooping up sugar, coffee, tea, or spices. Along the way in this Sitka Art Circle workshop, you will learn basic knife handling and be introduced to the "crooked knife," a wondrous tool that makes any chair into a workshop or carving studio. (Warning: this workshop may lead you into all kinds of other woodcraft, from spoon carving to basketry to housebuilding.)

About the Instructor(s)

Kiko's been carving since he was ten. At 17 he went to Italy to carve marble and has since worked in construction, community development, publishing, education and the arts. Public works include sculpted earthen community ovens, murals, outdoor furniture and other installations. Ten years ago Bill Coperthwaite introduced him to the joys of carving greenwood, and he now makes and sells a variety of spoons, bowls, plates and other beautiful household containers, tools and wares. He and his family also build soil, garden and homestead on an acre near Corvalis, Oregon.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Wood materials will be provided but if you're pruning your yard bring a green branch or two, 3/4" to 1-1/2" thick, with side branches left long (at least 2 - 3 inches).

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Wood

• Sharp knives

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