After taking this class, students will understand how steaming and bending wood can lead to beautiful art work. If thy have the tools and wherewithal to try some of the techniques, they will be able to make a sculpture.
Knowledge: carpentry and welding. Tools: Basic carpentry tools, many clamps, welder, metal chop saw, orbital sander, angle grinder
We're taking making art in the garage to a new level! We use new tools, like the welder (to make a steel frame) and the steamer (to soften up the strips of wood). We bend the wood around a curvy piece of metal, then clamp and glue the pieces individually, to create Tilted Arc. I describe all the steps, including making a unique base out of travertine.
Who this course is for:
Anyone aspiring to be an artist who has tools in the garage, or anyone who is interested in how wood sculpture is made.
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.