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Introduction to Relief Carving – Friday September 16, 2016 – Afternoon

September 16, 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


This workshop is designed for beginner carvers and will cover an understanding of wood grain, alignment and west coast wood species. There will be instruction on the safe use, care of, and basic sharpening of hand carving tools. Participants will learn the basic elements of carving design and will complete their own 12-14″ circle of clear yellow cedar. Workshop cost includes carving grade prepared round of wood and use of professional quality tools. Please bring your own tools if you have them. Hosted by Robinson Cook. Space for 10 participants. Applications for some bursaries available. Contact us to learn more.

About Robinson Cook

Originally from Ontario, Robinson Cook has made Clayoquot Sound his home for last 25 years. Adopted into the family of Qwayaciiq (Hutch) Sam of Ahousaht, he is deeply inspired by the natural forms of the trees in the rainforest, the flow of the water in the environment, and the representative art of the N.W. coast Frst Nations style. His mentors include Jan Janzen, Helmar Hajek, Henry Nola, Lloyd House, Bob Schantz, Qwaya Sam and Gordon Dick. For 5 years Robinson has been teaching carving workshops at the festival.

For the last 20 years Robinson has been living on the islands in Clayoquot Sound with the aquatic lifestyle of ‘chop wood, carry water’. A way of life he now shares with his partner Mary and daughter Cedar.

Robinson Cook - Carving on the Edge Festival


September 16, 2016
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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