Workshops at Wolf Designs

In-Person Classes

Registration now open! (see below)

Wolf Workshops are reopening with Covid safety measures in September 2021! See Covid Policies HERE

Wax Carving Intensive Workshop

with Kate Wolf, 5 days, All skill levels welcome

September 13-17, 2021, Mon-Fri
September 27- October 1, 2021, Mon-Fri
October 20-24, 2021, Wed-Sun

9am – 5pm
$980, Includes Materials

Workshop at Wolf Design Intensive Wax

Wax is an amazing material. In this hands on workshop we will explore innovative approaches to wax carving with an emphasis on encouraging confidence and creativity. We will explore transferring patterns and direct layout; carving flowers; rings, bezels and partial bezels for cabochons and facetted stones; contour fit shadow bands; hollow forms and mirror images; flame techniques; textures; faux granulation; pierced out work; hollowing; finishing, repairing; toolmaking and more. Learn how to rapidly and accurately remove excess material using the flex shaft for affordable lathe and milling processes. We will be working with Wolf Milling Wax™. There will be live, highly magnified demos of many wax techniques. This workshop covers many techniques. Expect to finish a couple of projects, and leave with a few pieces in process.

For the safety of our students, all participants must sign a Wolf Designs COVID-19 Health & Safety Agreement, and Waiver of Liability and Release Agreement and be fully vaccinated. 

Whether you are seeking the enhancement of your professional skills or the accomplishment of personal growth and enrichment, a Workshop at Wolf Designs delivers the creative charge you need to thrive in your craft.

Kate Wolf Teaching at screen

Classes are limited to 10 students, instruction is hands-on, and individual attention is a priority. In between live video demos, Kate circles the classroom and helps each student, making sure everyone gets one-on-one instruction. Students receive extensive notes, and access to technical articles. The studio classroom is pleasant and well equipped. Each bench is ready with a flex shaft, wax pen, and all the hand tools you need to have fun while exploring new techniques.

Our goal is to meet each student, at their level, with the utmost of respect, to help them improve their skills and creative processes, and have fun along the way. Our classes are geared to all levels of experience from beginner through professional.


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