Instructor: Helen Gibson
Weekly: Wednesdays, May 10, 17, 24, 31
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
All levels are welcome. No experience required.
Explore the woodcarving traditions of The Brasstown Carvers. Carve animals, ornaments, or walking sticks while you practice knife work to better grasp the intricacies of forms, tools, and techniques. Along with technical instruction in three-dimensional and relief carving, Helen will share her experiences growing up and developing as an artist within the carving community, sharing a unique oral history that explores the aesthetic and background of this tradition.
All materials are included in the Materials Kit Fee of $15, PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the time of the workshop.
*Payment by cash or check is required for materials fees.
*Masks are recommended but not required while participating in a workshop or event.
About Helen Gibson:
Helen, the Folk School's Resident Woodcarver since 1990, is a Brasstown Carver in the famed local tradition. She studied with Jack Hall and is one of the few instructors who still carves and teaches the Brasstown Nativity figures she illustrates in her books, "Carving the Nativity" and "The Animals of the Nativity." These, along with her books on carving Moses and St. Francis of Assisi, depict her highly detailed style of carving in the round. Helen teaches workshops throughout the Southeast.