Desoto State Park

The Art of Woodburning-DeSoto’s Stonework

Event Dates:
October 1, 2022, 9:00 am
October 1, 2022, 2:00 pm
DSP SSS DeSoto Stonework Class

Events In & Around DeSoto State Park:

Serious Skills Series: The Art of Woodburning-DeSoto’s Stonework

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 magnet designs using a pen-like burning tool & acrylic paint. The designs for this class features beautiful stonework by the builders of DeSoto State Park, the Civilian Conservation Corps (late 1930s-early 1940s). This class is for ages 14 to adult.

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022

Time: 2 class times available: 9:00-11:00 OR 12:00-2:00 pm

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: