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Local Pieces Gallery, Downtown Fergus
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Woodburning Classes

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Join Pyrography Artist Heather Martin of FireWork Designs to begin or expand your knowledge of woodburning.

Heather teaches regular classes at Local Pieces Gallery in Fergus Ontario.  Please follow the link below to find upcoming class dates.  If you don't see a date that works for you!! Please contact me directly to book a spot at the Gallery.

 

In this small group size, Heather will guide you through various woodburning techniques using both the Walnut Hallow vera tool and the Razortip wire tip burner.  She will help you incorporate texture and interest to your piece. You will also learn about recommended woods and other helpful hints

as you work your way through this immersive process.

It’s always fun to learn with a friend, with no experience in drawing

or woodburning, this makes the perfect class to relax and enjoy together!  

No Experience Necessary.

All supplies included.

ages 14+

COST: $75 +HST

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Birch Tree Workshop

Elora Centre for the Arts,
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Woodburning has endless possibilities when it comes to creating images, similar to drawing with pencil on paper. Woodburning, however, requires various different techniques to create texture, lines and tonal values and is a much slower process.

 

Join Pyrography Artist Heather Martin of FireWork Designs to begin or expand your knowledge of woodburning while you create your own usable, giftable charcuterie board using a Walnut Hollow Versa Tool (variable temperature)

 

Heather will guide you through various woodburning techniques to incorporate texture and interest to your piece. You will also learn about recommended woods and other helpful hints as you work your way through this immersive process.

It’s always fun to learn with a friend, with no experience in drawing or woodburning, this makes the perfect class to relax and enjoy the afternoon together!

No Experience Necessary.

All supplies included.

ages 14+

Included

8x10inch Charcuterie Board 

1oz Board Cream

Practice wood

Graphite paper with birch tree design.

COST: $80

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Do you want to learn woodburning or just further your understanding of the practice??

Learn Woodburning from a skilled Pyrography Artist who has been practicing and mastering the process for almost a decade.  Heather enjoys bringing in the zen to this slow and engulfing art form.  Constantly looking for new ideas and tips to share with you, she brings the most current lessons and techniques.  

Class sizes range from one on one sessions to group workshops (up to 20 students)  

Please contact me for further inquires or to book your session today.

***participants must be over 18 or with parent/guardian approval.***

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Introduction to Woodburning

Create a beautiful Woodburned Design on a Maple or Cherry Wood (live edge, food safe) cutting board while learning the basics of woodburning.

This is an introductory class teaching the basic tools and techniques of Woodburning using the Walnut Hallow variable temperature versa tool.

This class will discuss safety, temperature controls, proper holding and burning techniques, tips and their uses, as well as discussions on various transferring processes. All supplies and materials will be supplied for this four hour session.  

Choose from several of our fun and forgiving learn to burn images. 

All template will be supplied during the session.

Want to do your own design?  No problem, inform us during booking.


(minimum 2 and up to 25 students)

1 student $150 (3 hour session)

2-8 students $75 each

Large groups or Corporate Groups, please contact me for group rates

Location may vary based on preferences.

Session availability:

Friday 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

 

Make it a fun night with friends!!

Thursday or Friday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

*weekends may be available upon request

*out of town? I will travel within Ontario, additional charges apply

Contact me to book your session

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Intermediate to Master Class

Create a beautiful Design on your choice of surface (basswood, cherry, maple and more) while continuing to build skills and techniques of woodburning.

This is an intermediate class intended for students who either practice woodburning or have already taken the introductory class.

 

In this session, you will learn shading and textures to help your woodburning pop!  We will focus on creating depth through various shading techniques, as well as, creating texture and pattern using the Walnut Hallow variable temperature versa tool or a Razortip Woodburning System.

Class offerings include:

Calligraphy (3 hour session)

Intermediate techniques and texture (3 hour session) 

Music and Movement(3 hour session)

Intro to Razortip tools and techniques(2 x 2 hour session)

Mandala burning (2 x 2 hour session)

Realistic landscape or Portrait (master class) (2 x 2 hour sessions)

All materials will be supplied for class.  If you have your own supplies, please notify upon booking.

(Prices for this class are based on number of participants up to 6 students)

1 student $200 

2-6 students $100 each

(pricing based on basic board option, upgraded board options may include additional fees)

Location may vary based on preferences.

Session availability:

Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

Make it a fun night with friends!!

Thursday or Friday 5:30 pm - 9:00pm

*weekends may be available upon request

Contact me to book your session

Zen Garden

Creative Meditative Session

Are you feeling stressed or simply need to unwind?  When was the last time you enjoyed what you were doing so much that you lost track of time and then suddenly realized three hours had passed?

Create a beautiful design on your choice of surface while getting into the process and tranquility of burning.

This is an intermediate session intended for students who either practice woodburning or have already taken the introductory class.  No artistic skill necessary!

In this session you will follow a series of readings and prompts to create a fluent, intuitive and encapsulating organic design using either the Walnut Hallow variable temperature versa tool or a Razortip Woodburning System.

All materials will be supplied for this three hour session.  If you have your own supplies, please notify upon booking.

(Prices for this class are based on number of participants up to 4 students)

1 student $150 + materials($50min)

2 -6 students, each pay $75

larger groups of 10-20 available, contact me for group rates

Please contact me for board options and pricing. 

Options include various styles of charcuterie boards, basswood rounds and more!

Location may vary based on preferences.

Session availability:

Monday to Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

Make it a fun night with friends!!

Thursday or Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

*weekends may be available upon request

Contact me to book your session

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Session by the hour

Need more time???  

 

This is a by the hour session intended to continue your creative

practice with the guidance and instruction of a Pyrography Artist.

Continue your Design on your choice of surface.

This is a session intended to add more time to previous sessions

or provide help and support with your own project.

All process tools will be supplied including either the Walnut Hollow Variable temperature Versa Tool or the Razor Woodburning System.  As well as sandpapers, transfer papers and more. 

If you have your own supplies, please notify upon booking.

Various styles of charcuterie boards and basswood rounds

are available for additional charges and must be chosen prior to the session.

Contact me for pricing.

Location may vary based on preferences.

Session availability:

Monday to Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

Make it a fun night with friends!!

Thursday or Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

*weekends may be available upon request

Contact me to book your session

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Team Building Workshop

(up to 25 guests)

Explore introductory woodburning techniques while creating your own charcuterie board (approx 9 x12") for a group up to 25 people.

In this 2.5 to 3 hour session, guests will either choose from a variety of templates

or receive a step by step technique walkthrough using one template image. 

Both options focus on individual exploration of shading, pattern and texture.

Group focus:  Are you trying to explore specific ideas with your group?

We can discuss adding a specific emphasis on your session including

Creative Thinking, Confidence Building, Team Work or keep the focus on FUN!

Please contact me for pricing, template options, board options.

(Please note additional fees apply for travel and accommodation within Ontario)

Additional supplies

Please note that additional personal protective equipment will not be supplied during these sessions.  If you would like to wear a mask or gloves while woodburning, please be sure to purchase at a local shop or Amazon prior to class date.

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