Faculty Alexander McCarty and Makah master carver Greg Colfax will lead this studio course, focusing on the local cultural perspectives of three-dimensional woodcarving and design. Practicing physical distancing guidelines, students will assist Greg Colfax with restoring the Evergreen State College Longhouse’s Thunderbird sculpture. Greg was the original carver of this monumental sculpture when he was an adjunct faculty at Evergreen during the 1990s.
*If conditions allow this restoration project will take place in the new Woodcarving Studio, the newest addition to Evergreen’s Indigenous Arts Campus. Through Greg’s guidance, students will learn basic woodcarving skills, rough shaping, and more advanced carving and finishing skills. This course provides a great opportunity for students who plan to be educators and artists to build their resumes by producing large-scale public art. Appropriate health and safety guidelines will be followed.
Students must have prior woodcarving experience. Contact the faculty for more details and required permissions to register.
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Education, visual arts, Native American and Indigenous studies, cultural studies.