Pyrography / Wood Burning

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    Introduction to Pyrography Techniques: Wood Burning on Panels

    Saturday, March 10 / 9 am - 4 pm

    Pyrography means “writing with fire” and is the traditional art of using a heated tip to burn designs onto natural materials, such as wood, leather, or gourds. In this workshop, students will be introduced to the various types of wood burning techniques, tools and nibs and will learn how to transfer designs/drawings onto a two-dimensional surface. Students will work on line quality, value, contrast and shading while using wood burning tools. Students will then learn how to apply fur and feather textures as they work towards the completion of an 8 x 10” panel using a design provided by the instructor. All materials provided with registration.

    Instructor: Tia Flores
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $90 General / $85 Museum members

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    Pyrography Basics: Calabaza Spirit Pouches

    Saturday, April 28 / 10 am - 4 pm

    Inspired by her Navajo heritage, instructor Tia Flores, will use natural resources and designs inspired by nature in this one-day calabaza (gourd) pyrography workshop. Students will learn and apply basic pyrographic (burning) techniques to apply designs onto the surface of a small calabaza (gourd). Students will complete their necklace by adding a leather backing to the gourd and will complete the project by adding artificial sinew stitching and leather strap. All materials provided with registration.

    Instructor: Tia Flores
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $80 General / $75 Museum members