Jan
21
4:00pm 4:00pm

Tool Sharpening

Learn to sharpen woodcarving tools.  Bring your own tools to work on or use some of the class tools to practice sharpening techniques.  This class is free to anyone that has completed the Grapes and Leaves project.  Call or Email to reserve a space.  

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Jul
23
to Jul 24

Balinese Mask Carving Workshop Session 2

Students starting in Session 2 will rough out and rough carve their mask to 76 to 80 percent completion dependent on previous experience.  For those that started in Session one there will be lots of opportunity to practice and master the knife skills using the two special Balinese smoothing and detail knives to achieve a smooth, really smooth surface.  

Saturday and  Sunday July 23-24 10am-5pm (San Anselmo)    

The cost of each two day workshop is $325 or $625 for both.  Email sheri.tharp@gmail.com for questions or to reserve a space in the workshops.   

Lots of time to practice using the Balinese smoothing knives.
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Jul
2
to Jul 3

Balinese Mask Carving Workshop Session 1

This year there will be two separate weekend sessions and students can choose to attend one or both.  These hands-on workshops are held in a lovely San Anselmo studio.  5th generation carver, Ida Bagus Anom Suryawan. will teach Balinese mask carving - set up much like they do in Bali. Sitting on the mats, carving the Puli wood mask blank with balinese carving tools you will be guided by a master.   By the end of the two days you will have a mask in progress and the knowledge to be able to finish on your own. Materials and tools will be provided. 

Masks from 2015 Balinese Mask Carving Workshop

Session One

Saturday and  Sunday July 2-3 –10am-5pm (San Anselmo)    

The cost of each two day workshop is $325 or $625 for both.  Email sheri.tharp@gmail.com for questions or to reserve a space in the workshops.   

 

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Mar
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

Off Site Beginning Woodcarving for the Randall Museum

Woodcarving

Experience the satisfaction of shaping wood while learning traditional woodcarving techniques and how to use sharp tools safely. You’ll begin by carving a simple low relief project that’s designed to teach you the fundamental skills you’ll need to carve more complex projects. After completing the beginning project, you may carve a second relief carving of your own design, choose from several patterns available, or carve a 3 dimensional sculptural piece that is stack laminated. The second carving could be a mask, a figure (animal or human), a carved sign or something utilitarian, such as a spoon or wooden bowl. There will be a materials fee of $40 due to the instructor on the first day of class. This fee includes wood for the beginning project, materials for a second piece and the use of carving tools during class time. There will be wood available for purchase if you have a larger piece you’d like to carve. No class 3/30.

Location: SUNNYSIDE PLAYGROUND

Instructor: Sherilyn Tharp

Randall Member Fee: $255.00 Randall Non-member Fee: $260.00

  • Wednesdays, 3/16 -5/18, 6:30 – 9:30pm, Ages 16+, COURSE #44941
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Mar
16
4:00pm 4:00pm

Off site Woodcarving for Kids for the Randall Museum in San Francisco

Woodcarving for Kids

This is an introduction to woodcarving for youth with an emphasis on safety. We start by carving a simple low relief design using traditional hand carving methods. We learn about basic properties of wood, what each tool does, and how to use those tools safely. After completing the beginning project, students can choose between several different projects that will encourage using their new skills and expressing their individual artistic vision. No class 3/30

Location: SUNNYSIDE PLAYGROUND

Instructor: Sherilyn Tharp

Randall Member Fee: $125.00Non-member Fee: $130.00

  • Wednesdays, 3/16 -5/18, 4:00 – 5:30 pm, Ages 8 – 12Y, COURSE #44884
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Jul
25
to Jul 26

Hands on Two day Balinese Mask carving workshop

HANDS ON TWO DAY WORKSHOP

In addition to this special evening lecture there is limited space to participate in a special two day workshop in a lovely San Anselmo studio.  Anom will teach Balinese mask carving - set up much like they do in Bali. Sitting on the mats, carving the Puli wood mask blank with balinese carving tools you will be guided by a master.   By the end of the two days you will have a mask in progress and the knowledge to be able to finish on your own. Materials and tools will be provided. Saturday and Sunday July 25-26th –10am-5pm (San Anselmo)    The cost is $325.  Email sheri.tharp@gmail.com for questions or to reserve a space in the workshop.   

 

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Jul
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

Balinese Mask Carving lecture and Demo

We are pleased to announce that for the third year we will be hosting Ida Bagus Anom Suryawan, a skilled Balinese performer and master woodcarver. His family has been carving masks for generations. Read more about him http://www.balimaskmaking.com/about/ He will be giving a lecture and demonstration in Berkeley on Friday July 24 from7-9PM. The cost for the evening talk and demonstration is $20. You may reserve a spot by emailing sheri.tharp@gmail.com

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