Pyrography – Burning Designs on Wood

Tutor: Bob Neill

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

All Levels

Typically for a max of 9 people.

Full Day

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Pyrography is the art of decorating wood by burning designs onto the wood. Join Bob who will be able to inspire you to create your own burnt wood designs.

Bob will be able to give you some background on the history of Pyrography and will demonstrate various techniques along with the correct and safe use of the tools. You will begin by starting with simple shapes, working on things such as small plaques, coasters and key fobs. As your skills develop, you will be able to tackle a more complex project. Take your pick from Bob’s collection of wooden objects allowing you to work work bigger on items such as a bread or cheese board, or a bowl.

During the workshop you will learn:

• How to use pyrography tools
• What wood is best to use for pyrography
• How to design for burning on wood
• How to add colour using felt pens, acrylics and colour washes if required

Please note there is a £5 materials charge payable on the day which covers all the practice blanks. In addition the options available for your more ambitious project include items such as bowls and bread boards and these are individually priced between £2-£6 depending on your selection.

If you are into woodturning can bring bowls or platters of your own to decorate, the best quality wood to use would be Beech or Sycamore.

Click the link below to see a list of items needed to bring to the workshop if anything.

What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!

What you’ll need to bring with you

All materials for the workshop will be provided by the tutor.

You may want to bring line drawings that you wish to use for your designs.
If you are aiming to bring your own wood to work on it needs to be quality Sycamore, Beech or Birch Plywood.

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