Love & Learn Wood Sculpting with Master Sculptor Dentawa Manoi – Fun & Creativity For All Ages and Families

  • Sculptor Dentawa Manoi

    Master Sculptor Dentawa Manoi

    Instructor: Dentawa Manoi

  • Wednesdays, May 6/13/20/27 (4 weekly sessions) – 6:00-8:30 pm
  • Cost: $250 (+supplies). Call or text (760) 880-6728 or email longmanoi@hotmail.com to book.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE

All students will have the opportunity to sculpt an instructor preselected figure in basswood.

Students will learn about use of, care of, sharpening of and safety with hand wood sculpting tools. They will learn basics of wood density. They will each learn how sketching relates to sculpting. They will learn beginning traditional Thai wood sculpting techniques (which means they may be sitting on the floor on a cushion while sculpting). They will learn how to care for wood sculptures.

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

Note:  If you need to purchase tools from the internet, (follow links in list below) please allow 10 days before the start of the first class to receive them.  Please bring any other chisels or mallets you may already have with you to the first class so that the instructor may verify whether or not they will be useful to this course.

  1. Set of Beginner Wood Sculpting Tools – choose from recommended set or alternative set.
  2. Wood Mallet
  3. Basswood Carving Block approximately 7×3.5×2” – available at Michael’s
  4. Sketch Pad
  5. Pencil and Eraser
  6. Medium Tip Black Permanent Marker
  7. Cushion or Pillow of Student’s Preference
  8. Safety Glasses
  9. Recommended - safety glove.

LESSON 1: OVERVIEW OF TOOLS AND WOOD

  • Safety
  • Use of Each Tool
  • Sharpening
  • Care
  • Wood Density

LESSON 2:  SKETCHING

  • Instructor Models and Students Follow
  • Onto Paper
  • Onto Wood

LESSON 3:  SCULPTING

  • Instructor Guidance and Feedback
  • Cleanup of Wood Chips

LESSON 4:  SCULPTING AND TREATMENT FOR PRESERVATION OF SCUPLTURE