Students will explore the art of wood carving in driftwood with innovative artist Tom Yates. This class is for beginners and knowledgeable carvers alike. Driftwood is mother nature’s ready made sculpture—taking shape through time and tides to become one-of-a-kind works of art. Within these beautiful, natural pieces of wood are hidden treasures and students will learn how to bring these veiled forms to life. The fundamentals of carving faces into wood will be studied through demonstrations and the student’s own work. Students can bring in their own driftwood or the instructor will supply them with a piece. Safety glasses are required. Held a the Centre for the Arts in Centreville Maryland, the cost for this four-week class is $95 ($75 for Arts Council members). The class begins on Friday, February 5 and is held from 6-8pm. The registration deadline is January 29.
Tom Yates has been doing his unique style of wood carvings for over 20 years. He has been featured in many publications, and has received numerous awards for his work. Walking along the Eastern Shore he finds inspiration in the works of Mother Nature and through carving, he expresses them. His work can be seen on the website http://www.pjewelry.com/wildwoodstudio.html
The Center for the Arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests, and to develop new skills. Registration materials are available at 206 South Commerce St. in Centreville, MD Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 2pm, or by calling 410.758.2520, online, www.arts4u.info, or request via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.
The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. Visit us on the web at www.arts4u.info.