April 15, 2023 @ 10:00 am – April 16, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Ninety Twenty Studios
9020 Northeast Vancouver Way Portland
Creative Metal Arts Guild (CMAG)

Dates: SNOW DATES/RESCHEDULED for April 15-16, 2023

Location: In person workshop (masks required) at 9020 Studios in Portland, OR

Hours: 10-5, with one hour lunch break each day

Cost per student: $345.00 plus materials fee of $30 (on top of Materials List

Register HERE (via CMAG)

Introduction to Wax Carving with Rachel Morris

In this two-day, live, hands-on workshop, you’ll learn some of the most common approaches to constructing wax forms for eventual molding and casting. We’ll practice both additive and subtractive techniques (building up and carving away), with multiple projects using soft and hard wax. You’ll learn how to texture, form, join, and carve using sheet, rod, and wire wax. The class is designed to “get your feet wet” and is by no means exhaustive, but will provide a good foundation for future work. Students can design rings, buttons, and 3-D objects for pendants, pins, or other uses and will likely finish two or more projects over the course of the weekend.

Instructor provides for shared use: basic woodcarving tools, wax file set, glue gun, ring mandrel, old tights, Kerr waxers, Wolf wax carving tools, ring carving mandrel

Studio provides: benches, torches, flex shafts

Materials fee covers: waxes in various forms, drywall sandpaper, spirit lamp alcohol

Students bring to class: Max Wax pen, alcohol lamp, wax carving tool set, x-acto knife, cutting mat, tracing paper, drawing implements, dividers, piercing saw, sandpaper, inspirational material