Pens and Beyond, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts - Gatlinburg, TN


By thinking outside the box, students with an interest in pen turning, kit alteration and personal style will gain or enhance their ability to create their own expressions by learning how to go beyond a packaged pen kit. Unique materials, styles, and techniques are covered. Elimination of parts and augmentation of parts will create new insights into the artistic nuances of turning. Students will develop new techniques and discover their creativity during this course. Basics will cover how to sharpen and use the tools. Advanced skills are fine-tuned as the course covers finishing techniques, casting and stabilizing. You will create your own unique objects including bowls, boxes, shaving brushes, razor handles, bottle stoppers, etc. Open to all skill levels.