Hand Carving in Relief with Michael Trivieri

Hand Carving in Relief with Michael Trivieri

Friday, June 24, 2016 / 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join, expert woodcarver, Michael Trivieri of Tupper Lake, NY, for this 3-day intensive relief-carving workshop! Using only hand tools, Trivieri will take you through step by step on how to create a dynamic relief image in wood from start to finish. You can choose to create a pre-designed image or come up with your own.  This class can help you expand your knowledge of wood working or help you get started. The class is open to all levels of woodworkers, no experience is needed.

Michael Trivieri is an artist completely in tune with his media. Trivieri began life as a logger and forester, from which developed an obsession with creating in wood. Whether carving a burl into a bowl, shaping milled pieces into highly detailed relief scenes, filled with denizens of the Adirondacks, creating furniture or carving works in the round he is consistently maintaining a dialogue in the marks he makes onto his material. In his work grain becomes water or clouds, a small crack becomes a leading line through the composition, or the undulations of a burl determine its final rendering as a bowl.

Trivieri's work has been the subject of a solo exhibition at View in 2014 and he will be judging this year's National Juried theme exhibition Branches Brambles and Roots with Bob Erickson.

$450/ $400 includes all materials, and tools, lunch will be provided.

Space is limited, preregistration is required by Monday June 6, 2016.