Students who complete this course will have the basic skills to make wood art sculpture.
Tools: Compound Miter Saw, Drill Press, Spindle Sander, Jigsaw, Orbital Sander, Smaller Hand Tools. Knowledge: Ability to use all of the tools.
We start by showing the model I made from sheet metal to determine the basic shape. Then we get down to business cutting the first pieces of wood and making the base for the sculpture. After that, we make all of the typical pieces with the chop saw and drill holes in them to prepare for stacking. Just like with our first piece, Tower, we dry stack all the pieces to get the shape determined, then take it all apart and start gluing, clamping and screwing.
When it's all done we do a lot sanding, then figure out away to put on the "head", if that's what you call it. Finally, we take it to the furniture refinisher for a beautiful professional lacquer coating.
Who this course is for:
Anyone interested in learning the skills to make wood art at home (probably in the garage.)
Southern California contemporary artist and sculptor
4.4 Instructor Rating
I've been making and building things all of my adult life. Although my day job is a computer consultant, I got serious about art 12 years ago, and since then I've made over 60 sculptures out of metal or wood. I've made the art in my garage, using basic tools and my own self-developed techniques. I'm represented by galleries in Palm Springs and Santa Fe.