Tool Making Workshop - Elbow Adze
This workshop film, hosted by Robinson Cook, will introduce beginners to wood carving.
Thursday, September 8th
8:00PM - 9:00PM

Speaker

Robinson Cook

Host

Carving Edge Festival

Price

Price TBD

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This workshop film, hosted by Robinson Cook, will introduce beginner to intermediate carvers to wood grain, alignment and west coast species, as well as carving tool types, etiquette, and safety.  Robinson will demonstrate the use of various knives to illustrate their application on different types of carvings, as well as speak to sharpening, tool care techniques and supplies. Resources for purchasing tools will be shared.

Bring any carving tools you may have and a practice piece of wood to try out different techniques as they are demonstrated. There will be an opportunity for peer-to-peer learning through the Zoom chat as we watch the workshop and learn together.

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Speaker

Robinson Cook

Art is a crucial but often under valued aspect of our society. For me art that reflects place is especially important. I draw my inspirations from living immersed in nature on a small island in Clayoquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The ocean, forests and people that make up the landscape shape my art. I learn a lot from the teachings of my adopted Nuu-Cha-Nulth family, especially my brothers who are active contemporary artists. Off the grid home life with my partner Mary and daughter Cedar provide the foundation for everything that I do.

Like many west coasters, I began carving close to 30 years ago with Henry Nola, an iconic carver in Tofino. My working life began in creative home building and from there I became a student of the fine woodworking revolution. Building cabinets and furniture have been my staples for years however I always had carving projects on the side. Carving is now the main focus of my work. I am full of ideas, visions and stories to tell with my carving.

Location

Naa'Waya'Sum Gardens

Time

8:00PM - 9:00PM

Price

Price TBD

Organizer

Carving Edge Festival

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