Super Woodburning & Pyrography Techniques
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Super Woodburning & Pyrography Techniques

An easy and fun way to be creative using just one amazing tool - the woodburning pen!
5.0 (4 ratings)
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Last updated 4/2017
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 10 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn, through step-by-step video demonstrations, how to correctly use the wood-burning tool and its various burning points to develop the technique in creating a high-quality wood-burned product.
  • Students will develop confidence and a keen understanding of the best burning points and techniques used to create awesome handmade pyrography art.
  • Develop a mastery and love of the wonderful Art of Pyrography, allowing the student to develop a hobby, or a niche as a means to generate income.
  • Find joy and satisfaction from creating a work of art, have the freedom and independence to be a Pyrography artist in his or her own right, and gain the confidence to explore all the facets and possibilities Pyrography can offer.
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Requirements
  • Students are required to purchase a woodburning kit and some suggested wood to work with.
  • An interest in learning a new creative skill that is also a fun activity.
  • A love for creating hand-made items would be helpful.
Description

Woodburning is easy. In this course, I can teach you how to develop a mastery and love of the wonderful Art of Pyrography. If you want to learn how to correctly use the woodburning tool and its various burning points to develop the technique in creating a high-quality wood-burned product, then THIS is the course for you!

This course is designed to give you the knowledge and understanding to woodburn by following along with the video demonstrations to complete projects. 

To be good at the fine arts can take a very long time. There are many principles to learn and many elements to consider. But in woodburning, if you have your design, your tools, your eyes, your hands, just do it! It’s learning by doing, and you can get really good, just by doing. Join me, and let me show you how. You will be happy you did!

Who is the target audience?
  • Adult learners aged 18 and over; may also be undertaken by younger students, with adult supervision, since electrical equipment is involved.
  • An excellent course for someone seeking to learn a skill or a niche to generate income and create a business.
  • Stay-at-home individuals; or seniors, whether living at home or in a seniors’ facility.
  • Individuals who have limited mobility but have good manual capability.
  • Just about anybody who is open-minded and looking for a way to pass the time and create something beautiful.
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Curriculum For This Course
28 Lectures
03:08:32
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Introduction to the Course
2 Lectures 03:32

Hello. Welcome to Super Woodburning /Pyrography Course.  My name is Belle Perez de Tagle. I'm here to guide you through this course and teach you the skills needed to create beautiful art with Woodburning

I have been an educator in various areas of the Fine Arts for more than 3 decades teaching Art, Drawing and Painting and handicraft creation to hundreds of students.

I've helped many individuals create beautiful works which they were able to sell and be proud of.

By learning along with my lectures and video demonstrations, you open a new opportunity for yourself to develop an important creative skill,  a hobby, or even a niche, as a means to generate additional income.

If you want to learn how to correctly use the woodburning tool and its various burning points to develop the technique in creating a high-quality woodburned product, then THIS course is for you.

Join me in developing the skill that will give you the confidence to create great woodburned items through practice and completion of assigned projects within this Wood-burning / Pyrography course.

WOODBURNING IS EASY

It is one of the best and easiest ways to become creative. Let me show you how.

Preview 01:37

Historical Background
01:55
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Wood Characteristics
3 Lectures 05:14

I will discuss briefly the types of woods and their characteristics.   I will also cite examples of different types of wood.

Types of Wood
02:40

 I will include an environmental awareness philosophy we, as wood crafters, should keep in mind.

Environmental Awareness Philosophy
00:57

Tips on Safety when using equipment.

Stay away from chemically-treated woods.

Safety Rules
01:37
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Tools and Materials
4 Lectures 09:24
List of Materials Needed for this Course
01:08

An introduction to the basic woodburning equipment that will be used in this course.

Preview 01:25

Familiarize yourself with each point;

Interchanging points; How to attach and remove;

Safe Handling of Hot points;    Cleaning, sanding the points

Getting to Know your Woodburning Points
04:25

Before You Start: Attaching and Removing Points
02:26
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Getting to Know Your Calligraphy and Universal Point
6 Lectures 01:00:22

Discuss the importance of various basic lines in Pyrography. 

Make the students understand the need to learn these lines.

The Basic Line Techniques
02:25

Actual demonstration of heating the wood-burning pen set to almost maximum heat, using the first of the six burning points, starting with the Calligraphy Point.  Step by step demonstration of burning basic lines on wood using the Calligraphy Point.  Allow student to practice the lines, feel and observe the experience. Allow student to know which of the basic lines are easy or difficult to do with the Calligraphy Point.

Let’s Do It! Actual Practice Time with Calligraphy Point
14:11

Actual demonstration of heating the wood-burning pen set to almost maximum heat, using the second of the six burning points, Universal Point.  Step by step demonstration of woodburning basic lines using the Universal Point.  Allow student to practice the lines, feel and observe the experience. Allow student to know which of the basic lines are easy or difficult to do with the Universal Point.

Let’s Do It! Actual Practice Time with Universal Point
11:00

Demonstrate how to correctly transfer an image to the wooden surface using carbon or graphite paper.

Show students some samples of simple products they can create using just the two points that have been so far discussed.  

Project assignment:  The student will create a woodburned coaster with supplied design.  The student can choose from one or two simple templates I will provide.   

Transfer your Design to a Wood Surface using Transfer Paper
02:53

Project 1: Coaster Design - Lvl Beginner
14:59

Project Assignment:  The student may create the supplied round design on 8"x 8" wood.  This exercise will give the student the confidence to learn how to grip the woodburning tool, and control heat and pressure as the design is being burned.

Project 2: Circle of Leaves & Flowers Design - Lvl Beginner
14:54
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Getting to Know Your Shading, Tapered & Transfer Points
8 Lectures 01:06:24
Introduction of the Elements of Art: Light & Shadow
01:02

Let’s Do It! Actual Practice Time with Shading Point
15:21

Actual demonstration of heating the wood-burning pen to almost maximum heat, using the Tapered Point. Step by step demonstration of woodburning basic lines on wood using the Tapered Point.  Allow students to practice the lines, feel and observe the experience.  Allow student to know the difference between this point and the other points that have already been taken in the course.

Preview 06:33

Demonstrate how to transfer a laser copy of a photograph or an image, to a wood surface using the Transfer Point, (as opposed to a transfer paper). 

How to use the Transfer Point
05:33

Show Students how to woodburn a family crest using the Shading Point, teaching them how to use the tip or the edge of the point to burn the design.  Introduced a new type of art work in the form of a plaque that can create a source of income for a Pyrography artist.  Provided samples of simple and manageable designs they can woodburn on their own using a combination of the Shading and Tapered points which have just been discussed.  Do a Project Assignment:  Create their own family seal or crest design, with an option to use templates of letterings I have provided.   

Project 3 - Plaque Design using Shading & Tapered Points - Lvl Intermediate
12:07

The students will be learning through actual demonstration, how to woodburn the image and apply shading to their work. A combination of wood-burning points will be required for this project to learn how to create various lines and shading.

Project 4 - Seagull Design - Lvl Intermediate
18:38

The student will learn how to properly use the Knife Point to create highlights on the subject, and do corrections on the woodburned work.

Preview 03:33

Learn how to woodburn a frame on your own artwork and see what a difference it makes!

Learn how to correctly attach the hooks behind your work to prepare it for hanging on the wall.

Display: Framing and Hanging your Creation
03:37
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Getting to Know Your Flow Point
4 Lectures 40:07

Actual demonstration of heating the wood-burning pen to almost maximum heat, using the Flow Point.  This is a Step by step demonstration of woodburning basic lines on wood using the Flow Point.  Allow student to practice the lines, feel and observe the experience.  Allow student to know which of the basic lines are easy or difficult to do with the Flow Point.

Let’s Do It! Actual Practice Time with the Flow Point
07:19

Easy Lettering Styles
00:43

This is an example of a personalized design, either as a name plate or using a proverb or quotation, which can be another way to create a saleable item or income-generating activity.

Project 5 - Inscription Wall Art Design - Lvl Intermediate
12:41

This video demonstrates how to woodburn a beautiful furry animal using the Flow Point.  Doing the letterings of the poem was created using the Tapered Point, while the highlights were defined using the Knife Point.

Project 6 - Tiger Design - Lvl Intermediate
19:24
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Self Evaluation
1 Lecture 03:29

I hope to build a rapport or connection with my students through a mutual exchange of thoughts, ideas, photographs of work, and problem-solving by way of challenges and the evaluation processes. 

I hope to see them become woodburning professionals building a niche for themselve using this awesome creative skill and becoming super woodburning pyrography artists.   

Challenge and the Evaluation Process
03:29
About the Instructor
Belle Perez de Tagle
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25 Students
1 Course
Artist and Teacher

Belle has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts with years of experience teaching Drawing & Painting, Mosaics, Ceramics, Wood Carving, Wood Burning and much much more. 

She has also worked as an international consultant in community skills development, managing projects for organizations such as UNESCO, LWF, CIDA and the ILO, helping vulnerable groups in the Caribbean and Asian regions.

The one aspect of art that Belle truly enjoys is teaching, which she has been doing for the last 3 decades. Over the years she has empowered many individuals to become more innovative and confident in their ability to create beautiful works of art which they are able to produce, sell and be proud of.