Making Faces 5-day workshop - First Peak of the Blue Ridge

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Making Faces 5-day workshop

June 7 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$160 – $175

Here we are in the age of masks. Don’t you miss seeing people’s faces? Well, here’s a solution! Put on your mask and come to TACS to learn how to carve a wooden face with Karl Schwartz.


In this 5-Day workshop, Karl will go over human facial proportions, demonstrate carving techniques, and ensure that you know how to safely work in the wood studio. You will end the week with an original effigy of a face and newly honed skills to make more wooden sculptures.


TACS and the instructor will provide the following tools and equipment for your use: wood, knives, side grinder, Dremel, burs, drawing utensils. We welcome you to bring your own tools if you have them.


Get approved for Studio Time and return to the wood shop between class times.  Safety requirement: 2 or more people in the studio at a time.


HEALTH NOTICE: In this workshop, TACS will follow CDC guidelines. Students and instructor will wear masks and social-distance from one another. All participants must sign the health and safety agreement forms and submit to a touchless thermometer temperature check each day before entering the building. Thank you for working with us to keep everyone safe!


Though Karl Schwartz is the son of a carpenter, he made his living as a computer engineer in Florida.  He had been around wood working most of his life but it was not until his sister moved to Washington state that his interest in wood carving sparked.  The masks of the Pacific North West and Inuit provided the incentive.  Karl found the masks’ ability to invoke the spirit of animals, land, sea, and air creatures to be enlightening.  For the last 20 years Karl has been carving animal figures and developing his woodworking craft.  A lifelong learner, he continues to pursue education and guidance from other great wood workers.  Karl hopes to pass this love of wood working on to others as well as some of the tricks and skills he has learned along the way.♦


June 7
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$160 – $175
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Tryon Arts and Crafts School
373 Harmon Field Rd.
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
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