Visions Art Center
In this course, you'll learn safe and effective use of hand and power tools for cutting, shaping and finishing a wood sculpture. Both the one-week and two-week courses cover the full process for creating a sculpture in wood. The difference between the course lengths is in the size, number or complexity of the pieces you will carve, and in the time you'll have to practice the techniques and skills that you learn.
At the beginner level, you'll learn to visualize a sculpture within a rough cut of wood, and to choose the right tools for each stage of the carving process. Through demonstrations and guided practice, you'll learn proper techniques for using the tools, and you'll be given helpful tips along the way.
At intermediate and advanced levels, students can benefit from Francisco's expertise and guidance as you "brush up" on your techniques, learn and practice more efficient ways to work, tackle more challenging pieces and venture in new creative direction.
What's Included in the Price?
We provide almost everything you'll need for completing your course, including wood block(s) for carving; a chain saw; electric grinder, cutting disk and and bits; chisels and files; an electric sander, sanding blocks and sandpaper; and dust masks, earplugs, a face shield, gloves and apron for you to wear during classes.
You can choose to stay with us or to arrange accommodation off-site. The prices set out below for our one-week and two-week courses include:
A course component, based on the scheduled number of class hours.
An accommodation component, covering a 7-night stay for each week of the course, in a double or twin room with air conditioning and its own private bathroom with shower. The accommodation component covers all of our guest amenities, including a full daily breakfast. Please visit our Accommodations page to learn more about our guest accommodations and amenities.
If you have accommodation off-site, you'll pay only the "Course Cost" amount.
10% discounts are available for continuing and returning students, or for two students registering together to take the same course at the same time.
What Do I Need to Bring?
You'll need a pair of safety boots. Although we don't provide them, they're essential. Without them, you could be seriously injured if a heavy tool or piece of wood fell on your foot.
In addition, the power tools that you and/or other students and artists near you will be using create a lot of noise. We do provide earplugs, but if you prefer stronger protection you should bring your own over-ear protection.
Finally, the dust masks we provide are the disposable type. If you prefer more protection, you can bring your own respirator and dust particle filters.
(10 hours, in 5 days)
COURSE COST: $420
with Private Room: $830
Package cost (per person)
in Shared Room: $650
(20 hours, in 10 days)
COURSE COST: $810
with Private Room: $1590
Package cost (per person)
in Shared Room: $1245