One of the hidden treasures at the Naperville Park District is artist Shelly Weiser, an award-winning woodcarver and teacher. Weiser shares his knowledge, tools and creative flair with woodcarving enthusiasts of all levels of experience. Shelly Weiser The Tuesday morning woodcarving workshop is one of the free programs for senior adults.
Classes are offered in our diverse subject-themed spaces: art studioceramics studioscience studiowoodworking shopand our new fab lab The Garage. Explore your favorite hobby or establish a new one. Be sure to invite your friends!
This list of carving clubs is maintained and sponsored by Colwood, manufacturer of fine woodburning tools and accessories since Much credit and appreciation must be given to the many woodworkers and artisans who have contributed to this list; they are too many to name, but they know who they are. If you should notice any errors, would like to make additions, deletions or changes, you may contact us the new information.
Studio art supplies can be expensive. Lab fees may be required. Additional lab hours outside of class will be necessary for students to complete the requirements of a studio course. This studio course focuses on structural, functional, and sculptural properties of wood, together with the traditional studio techniques of professional woodworkers.
Read more. Classes are conducted in a variety of formats to suit the unique needs of our students. They include one or two day weekend classes, series classes that meet one or two nights per week for 4 to 12 weeks, week-long intensive classes and more.
You will also explore the fundamentals and advanced techniques for wood turning. We offer a range of courses focused on woodworking and woodturning. Whether you are a beginner with no previous experience or you have been doing woodworking for years, you will be able to develop and hone your skills in crafting with wood.
Award-winning wood carver Shelly Weiser tells how he began carving at age 75, learned from a master carver and teaches kids and adults at the Naperville Park District. You start with just a plain piece of wood and you make something artistic out of it. And so, it's very fulfilling for me.
Learn technique, process, tools and methods in the practical and creative aspects of three-dimensional art. Explore the fundamentals of working with hot glass, guided by a seasoned glass artist. Get familiar with holding and using the equipment and tools required to create glass art.
This acre camp in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains offers a year-round roster of two- five- and six-day sessions in traditional skills such as basketry, calligraphy, and batik dyeing pictured. Lodging options range from rustic dorm rooms that sleep six to plush doubles with private baths. All the family-style meals feature organic produce grown on-site.
After reviewing the plans with the workers, Ms. Winsor, 50, supervised them as they laid out two-by-fours for the front and back walls and then hammered the studs and plates together with three-inch nails. Next, she watched as some of them raised the walls and sheathed them in plywood while others used an electric jigsaw to cut bases for the portico columns.