I just finished my latest NYC session of a 3-day wood graining class. We had scheduled one and the demand was so high, we added a second class right after. I enjoyed the students, but after a solid week of teaching, I’m wiped out!
I’m sure all students walked away with an intense amount of knowledge. As usual, I try to fit it all in and gently force my students into my “boot camp” style of teaching. We were putting in very full days and I’m sure the students wished they had more time. We decided to add Oak to the curriculum, which made 5 samples the students completed (mahogany, walnut, burl, tiger maple, and oak).
Each student spent some hours practicing techniques on these boards. We used a beer glaze so we could wipe off and start again.
Each student received 5, pre-painted boards to create their panels.
Students are practicing moiré’s.
Students practicing flogging.
There’s so much to know about woodgraining. Here I’m giving a lecture on mixing the right glaze for your project.
Students are starting the tiger maple which has a powerful impact, right from the start.
My burl lecture and demonstration.
The walnut figure is probably the most challenging part of the class. That’s why it was good to practice first.
My pickled oak demonstration.
These classes were very successful. Thanks to all the dedicated, patient, and focused students! After I take a bit of a break, I hope to list some new classes soon.
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