WOODBURNING/PYROGRAPHY LESSONS, WORKSHOPS, OR CLASSES
WANT TO LEARN TO BURN?
CONTACT ME FOR GROUP OR PRIVATE PYROGRAPHY/WOODBURNING LESSONS, WORKSHOPS, OR CLASSES.
THEY CAN BE TAILORED TO YOUR SKILL LEVEL AND INTERESTS.
FOR GROUPS OR ORGANIZATIONS, I CAN COME TO YOUR LOCATION.
PRIVATE OR SMALL GROUP LESSONS WILL BE HELD AT THE CANADIAN CANOE MUSEUM.
SCHEDULED CLASSES FOR 2020 AT THE ART SCHOOL OF PETERBOROUGH: Woodburning Basics: Jan.19, 1-4pm Wolf Landscape: Feb.9, 1-4pm Owl Eyes: March 8, 1-4pm Cheese Boards: March 29, 1-4pm Each course is $55 (there is a discount if you sign up with your friends!).
For more info or to register, check out their website: artschoolptbo.org
SCHEDULED CLASSES FOR 2020 AT THE CANADIAN CANOE MUSEUM: BEGINNING PYROGRAPHY: BURN A SAMPLER AND AN OWL PROJECT ($130) June 13 PADDLE PYROGRAPHY: BURN A WOLF OR HARE DESIGN ON A CANOE PADDLE ($190) Aug. 28 MAKE A COILED BASKET WITH WOODBURNED INSERT ($110) Oct. 24 ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEE.
I HAVE OVER SIX YEARS OF WOODBURNING AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE, PARTICIPATED IN MANY SHOWS, AND WON NUMEROUS AWARDS!
PRIVATE LESSONS CAN GO FROM 2.5 TO 5 HOURS AND RANGE IN PRICE FROM $65 TO $130. THIS FEE INCLUDES MATERIALS AND A PROJECT DESIGNED JUST FOR YOU. FOR GROUP LESSONS, THE FEE WILL BE BASED ON THE LOCATION AND NUMBER OF STUDENTS (EMAIL ME FOR DETAILS).
Artist’s Statement: Cara Jordan Pyrography
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the art of pyrography involves creation through fire. Pyrography, from the Greek ‘drawing with fire,’ is achieved by burning images onto a variety of surfaces. Often called woodburning, because wood is the most common surface used, paper, tagua nut, leather, and bone are also conducive to using heat to create this type of art. Images from the natural world are easily born from wood and other organic materials; fur, feathers, and scales can be created using the texture of the burn that engraves the images into the wood, and the warm tones of a lion’s mane or an eagle’s feathers are brought to life in warm sepia tones. This beautiful drawing technique allows you to combine line, colour, and texture to create any image from the natural world or your imagination. Although pyrography has been practiced since ancient times, it became increasingly popular with ladies in the Victorian period for decorating all manner of household objects. Once seen merely as a craft, pyrography is being increasingly recognised as a fine art form.
Although I have no formal training, I have been creating and selling my art for more than ten years. When I was a little girl, I was always inspired by a visit to my grandfather’s workshop, a little red barn in the country. He was a folk artist, and he worked in wood to create animal sculptures and images of life in rural Canada. Recently, I have become interested in pyrography since wood is the perfect canvas for images inspired by the diversity and grandeur of nature and wildlife from Canada and around the world. I use my own photographs of animals as inspiration for pieces that speak to the beauty, majesty, humanity, and souls of all creatures, great and small, that enrich and sustain our world.
To see more of my work, please visit www.fineartamerica.com, facebook, or pinterest