Outdoors | Recreation,
Although it is called Driftwood Sculpture, the wood is really "found wood", and may come from forests, rivers, beaches, beside the road, hiking trails, backyards, or clearcut areas. The wood is washed, dried, and the soft decayed wood is thoroughly removed, getting down to the hard wood where the grain of the wood is found. Some shaping is the done to give the piece its most artistic form. After the piece is cleaned and sanded, a deer antler is used to close the cells and burnish the wood. Sometimes a natural oil or beeswax is applied. The final step is to mount the piece on a base that complements the sculpture. For the first class meeting, no supplies are needed. No carving experience is necessary. (Min 5/Max 20) Drop-in only.