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Art Lab: Introduction to Pyrography

May 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
The Arts Centre
Arts Whistler Member $40 | Non-member $45
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Introduction to Pyrography

May 15 | 6pm | The Arts Centre

Would you like to have a go at a traditional folk art? Have you ever fancied burning designs into a natural surface? This course is an introduction to anyone who is interested in the art of woodburning or pyrography.

Ideal for the beginner, this course provides a full introduction to the decorative art of pyrography which involves using a specialized electrically heated pen to burn designs on natural materials. The instructor will demonstrate various techniques and allow time for participants to experiment with different lines, textures and shading; these basics will allow you to create your own unique take-home piece. Inspiration and designs will be provided but feel free to bring your own projects and ideas.

So, whether you are looking for a new hobby or maybe you carve your own spoons or bowls and want to take your designs one step further this is the course for you.

Instructor Bio:

Kylie T Millar is a local artist who specializes in pyrography and encaustic artworks while dabbling in other visual art styles. She loves to burn and melt things and works primarily with wood, beeswax, resin and acrylic paint to create mixed media pieces.

A recent graduate from UBC Okanagan, Kylie moved to Pemberton in 2015 and has immersed herself in the Whistler and Pemberton art community, partaking in the Slow Food Cycle and Whistler ArtWalk to name a few.

Learn more about Kylie here: http://www.kylietmillar.com/