Desoto State Park

The Art of Woodburning-Make Your Own Souvenir Ornaments

Event Dates:
March 15, 2024, 10:00 am
March 15, 2024, 2:00 pm

Serious Skills Series: The Art of Woodburning-Make Your Own Souvenir Ornaments

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 their own souvenir ornament designs of scenes in DeSoto State Park and different Christmas designs. Practice basic techniques using a pen-like burning tool and paint. This class is for ages 14 to adult.

Date: March 15, 2024

Time: 2 class times available: 10:00-12:00 OR 12:30-2:30 pm (CST)

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

Fee: $25.00 -includes all supplies. Class space is limited, pre-registration is required for attendance in this class.

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Examples of April’s work: