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Pyrography 101, beginner level. Cost of class, $130.00, at least $65.00 is due now to hold your position in the class.

Instructor: Michele Parsons.

Date of class: October 20-21 at Carmel Presbyterian Church, 2048 Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC 28226, in the Cathcart Center.

Class times, 8am to 5pm each day. The class includes choice of wood format and subject to create. Lunch is on your on.

Michele will teach an introduction to pyrography history, types of material that is safe to burn, type of tools and equipment one would want to have, as well as all the types of pen tips one could possibly imagine to use to create beautifully works of pyrography. She will instruct on techniques and guide you in there use. Day one, the first half will be about pyrography, practice of the tools, equipment and basic techniques and choosing your subject and it's layout. The second half will be working on your project as Michele guides you in your work. Day two, continue to work on project, with advance instruction to help you along. She will instruct best how to finish your project.

Michele works with variable control burn units, not sordering style irons. She has loaner units but on a first come serve bases. She also sells units and pen tips as well as other various pyrography supplies.

Those of you who are return students and wish to do your on subjects, please contact Michele and speak with her on your choise.

Michelle's contact is, parsons@PyrographyStore.com

Contact Joe Davis if you are interested in attending this class. Call 704-568-5020 leave message or email mcpictjd@carolina.rr.com

From her website

Michele Parsons, the founder of Parsons Wood Artistry, has been immersed in art and nature her entire life. She spent her childhood drawing and wandering in the woods, exploring nature. Finding a way to combine these interests resulted in her gravitating toward creating art in wood -- woodcarving and pyrography. Both of these art forms give Michele a connection to trees, both in the peaceful sound of carving wood and the primal smell of burning wood.
Gifted with an ability to teach others, Michele has spent years teaching workshop-based pyrography classes and writing for Pyrography Magazine. She receives personal satisfaction when students learn pyrography and are excited about their newly found interest. To help students, especially in remote areas, Michele started selling pyrography equipment and accessories at discounted pricing. The result is Parsons Wood Artistry creating The Pyrography Store​.™

Jim Carpenter - Painting Seminar

We are pleased to have, as one of our seminar speakers this year, Jim Carpenter. His seminar on painting will be at 11:00, Saturday February 17, 2018. The following is from Journal Now.

"Jim Carpenter, a bird carver, finds inspiration everywhere.
"He carves life-like sculptures that show birds in their natural habitat. ... He paints all his sculptures with acrylics or oils.
“ 'I usually decide on the bird first, then how it will be mounted, including the habitat, and then make the habitat out of whatever it takes to create the habitat I am envisioning,'
“...'My theory is that a great carving done with a so-so paint job is just a so-so piece. ...'”

Ron Dowdy Painting Seminar

We are pleased to have, as one of our seminar speakers this year, Ron Dowdy. His seminar on painting will be at 2:00, Saturday February 17, 2018. The following is from Caricature Carvers of America.

"Woodworking has been a life long vocation and avocation...
"While I have been fortunate enough to validate my progress by winning some top awards, the journey is the ultimate reward: induction into the CCA; making new friends who creatively express themselves through their art; sharing concepts through teaching and seeing people’s approval through their smiles and chuckles.”

Bob Stadtlander Relief Carving Seminar

We are pleased to have, as one of our seminar speakers this year, Bob Stadtlander. His seminar on relief carving will be at 10:00, Sunday February 18, 2018. The following is from Trib Total Media.

"Bob Stadtlander, who gave a talk at the last Chisels and Chips gathering on June 9, picked up carving as a diversion after graduating from college more than 25 years ago...
"“It ended up being five years” Stadtlander said.
"The northeastern Ohio resident teaches woodcarving classes, traveling as far as Nebraska, and his works have appeared in juried shows."

Dylan Goodson Carving a Face Seminar

We are pleased to have, as one of our seminar speakers this year, Dylan Goodson. His seminar on carving a face will be at 11:00, Sunday February 18, 2018. The following is from his website.

"Turning a piece of wood into something that brings joy and wonder to others is something that gives me a great sense of enjoyment and accomplishment. The world is full of inspiration, and ideas come in all shapes and forms…whether it’s something I see, or a conversation with a friend, I try to incorporate it all into my work.

Carve in Charlotte

We meet every Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Cathcart Center on the grounds of Carmel Presbyterian Church, 2048 Carmel Road Charlotte, NC 28226.

Carve in Matthews

We meet every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Woodcraft of Charlotte, 1725 Windsor Square Dr. Matthews, NC 28105.

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