Driftwood Carving With Tom Yates

Students will explore the art of wood carving in driftwood with well known artist Tom Yates. This class is for beginners and knowledgeable carvers alike. Driftwood is mother nature’s sculpture—taking shape through time and tides to become one-of-a-kind works of art. Within these beautiful, natural pieces of wood are hidden treasures and students will learn how to bring these veiled forms to life. Classroom tools: small Dremel or some similar power tool, dust mask (small painter’s masks). Carving bits will be supplied by the instructor for $70. Students can bring in their own driftwood or the instructor will supply them with a piece. Safety glasses are also recommended. The cost for this eight-week class is $133 ($113 for Arts Council members). The class begins on Wednesday, March 4 and runs from 7-8:30pm. Registration deadline is February 25.

Tom Yates has been doing his unique style of wood carvings for over 18 years. He has been featured in many publications, and has received numerous awards for his work. Walking along the Eastern Shore he finds inspiration in the works of Mother Nature and through carving, he expresses them.

The Center for the Arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests, and to develop new skills. Registration materials are available at 206 South Commerce St. in Centreville, MD Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 2pm, or by calling 410.758.2520, online, www.arts4u.info, or request via email at exhibit@arts4u.info. The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. Visit us on the web at www.arts4u.info.