Instructor: Michele Parsons, frequent author for Fox Chapel Publishing's Pyrography magazine and pyrography instructor for the 2017 International Woodcarving Congress and 2017 Southeastern Woodcarving School.
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, so enroll early! Bring your enthusiasm, variable temperature woodburning equipment and pens (some equipment is available for loan on a first-come basis requested upon registration), and a pencil/pen.