|Sculptural High Relief Woodcarving Classes 2013|
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|Ramsey teaches 3 day intensive workshops at his beautiful home studio. Learn carving among the oaks and pines overlooking the pristine Woodpecker Ravine in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California.
Each class will be limited to six students. The workshop includes three gourmet lunches served on his Italian inspired patio overrlooking the canyon. The cost is $495. There are two classes scheduled for 2013.
To register, see details at the bottom of this page.
Experience the delight in creating a highly dimensional relief carving of a nature scene. This workshop will introduce the technique of high relief carving by utilizing built up pieces to create impressive displays of dimensional sculpture.
Over the last 30 years there has been a movement in America to expand the concept of architectural carving beyond classical embellishment to include pictorial landscapes and wildlife. This goes hand in hand with the modern movement toward greater environmental consiousness and an appreciation of the natural world around us. Carved natural elements can be a dramatic accent to any wood project. Ron will demonstrate the techniques he uses to create the sculptural doors, mantels, beams and wall sculpture he is known for.
Students will learn how to make patterns created from photographs, utilizing photo processing software and the use of layering for planning and visualizing a carving. Use of hand and power tools including the router, high speed die grinders, mini grinders, flexshaft tools and angle grinders for fast removal of wood will be covered. Finishing and the technique of airbrush staining to enhance depth and detail will also be discussed.
Students will be required to bring their own tools as well as a solid or laminated slab with matching pieces for buiding up the carving . In addition, there are recommended tools that are only available from Ron.
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|A testamonial from one of my students posted on the Woodcarving Illustrated Forum.
" I’ve put this post off because words can not adequetately describe the experience of taking a class under the tutelage of Ron Ramsey. I will try to do it justice. I took a high relief carving class from Ron Ramsey (Telecarver) this past weekend. Myself and 3 other carvers arrived at his fantastic workshop Thursday night, then spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday learning the ins and outs of high relief carving. It was not just a carving experience it was a life experience. Ron or Ramsey as everyone calls him (even his wife) is a master carver. He has spent 38 years making a living out of what most of us do as a hobby. And he has done very well. His work is incredible. Go to his site, you will be amazed. Hand Carved Doors Fireplace Mantels Architectural Carving Signs
|Students will learn the trechniques to be able to complete a carving to the point where they will be able to take it home and finish it. The completed project will be an impressive carving suitable for hanging. The value of the carving will far exceed the cost of the class.|
|A student hard at work on his project.|
|The house and studio|
For the June 2013 classes we will be carving a highly dimensional wall sculpture of a bear cub raiding a honey comb.
|To register, email and request a registration form.
A $250 deposit is required to secure a space in the class. Please indicate which session you plan to attend and mail a check to:
"Carved by Ramsey"
20491 Woodpecker Ravine
Grass Valley CA 95945.
The balance is due 45 days prior to the start of the class. Reservations will be on a first deposit received basis. If you need to cancel, I require that you send a dated, signed letter requesting a refund. It must be postmarked no later than 45 days prior to the start of the class. There is a $50 cancellation fee. If you cancel after that, there will be no refund unless I can fill your spot.
|Some lodging is available on-site. Please call or email for more infomation 530-477-9456|