April 20, 2019 - 10:00am

Serious Skills Series: The Art of Woodburning

Hosted by DeSoto State Park

The Serious Skills series is a variety of classes and workshops that provide opportunities to discover a hidden talent or learn a new skill for personal enrichment. Classes are open to local residents, overnight guests, and park visitors.

Pyrography or woodburning is the art of decorating wood or other materials, the term meaning “writing with fire” dating back to the 17th century. Participants in this class will learn the basic techniques of decorative wood burning from artist April Blanks, and will work on a 9 x 6 in wooden welcome sign to practice basic techniques using a pen-like burning tool and paint. This class is for ages 14 to adult.

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019

Time: 2 class times available: 10:00-12:00 noon OR 1:00-3:00 pm

Where: DeSoto State Park in Fort Payne, Alabama (Location disclosed at time of registration)

Fee: $25.00 -includes all supplies. Workshop space is limited to 10, pre-registration is required for attendance in this class. Call 256.997.5025 or email Brittney.Hughes@dcnr.alabama.gov to sign up or for more info.

Examples of April’s work: