This is an IN-PERSON CLASS.
Want to learn to carve but not sure where to start? Pumpkins are a fun, low-stakes entry into the wide world of carving and thinking in 3D.
In this class, students will learn step-by-step methods for carving pumpkins, from classic jack-o-lantern pierce carving, to more ornate intaglio, or sunken relief carving. Students will have the option to work on their own design, or carve-along with a design provided by the instructor.
Each student will be provided with a pumpkin and a carving tool kit that will be theirs to keep and take home to carve more pumpkins before Halloween!
The instructor will demonstrate a variety of tools, from common kitchen tools, to specialty pumpkin tools, to wood and linoleum carving tools. We'll discuss how to think about transferring a 2D design onto a 3D pumpkin, how to use light and depth to your advantage, and best practices for prolonging the life of the pumpkin after it's carved. Most importantly, we'll have a lot of fun.
Everything students need for this class will be provided, including pumpkins and take-home carving toolkits.
Twelve (12) students maximum.
WOO is a non-profit safe space for training underrepresented genders in our field. As such, enrollment is limited to non-binary, trans, and woman-identifying folks over the age of 18.
Sarah Marriage, WOO's founder, is a maker of fine furniture and other wooden objects. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Sarah studied architecture at Princeton University and fine woodworking at The College of the Redwoods (now The Krenov School). She has taught at The Krenov School, Penland School of Craft, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Sarah's work has shown at galleries and trade shows across the US, including Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, ICFF in New York, and Pritam & Eames Gallery in East Hampton, NY.
You can see more images of her work at her website sarahmarriage.com or on instagram @sarah_marriage