Celtic knotwork designs have roots in Greek, Roman, and Egyptian art. Common sources are the books written at the monasteries of Durrow and Kells in Ireland.
This type of design was also influenced by Viking raids into Ireland, Scotland, and England in the 9th century. There also many examples carved into architecture and grave markers in those areas. These designs are currently popular in tattoo art. In addition to cord and ribbon knot-work designs, many plant, animal and geometric shapes are common.
In this two day class, you will learn the basics of how to carve a celtic knot into wood.
Instructor Chris Zaenger
Ages 16+; participants under 18 must have a parent present.
Basic wood cuts
Knife selection and care
No IF tools are certified in class
Pairs Well With
To develop your artistic eye, take our Intro to Acrylic Painting class.
Plan Your Visit
This class is a two night class:
Wednesday, January 15th from 6.30pm - 9.30pm AND Thursday, January 16th from 6.30pm - 9.30pm.
Please bring a mechanical pencil and a 12-inch ruler for the best experience (and to work on your project outside of class, if needed).
All materials and safety equipment supplied. Students are required to wear closed-toe shoes and long pants to participate, and sturdy footwear (e.g. tennis shoes or boots) is recommended.
Plan to arrive for class about 10-15 min early and check in at the front desk. Our main entrance is on State Street, with parking lot entrance on State St. as well. IF parking and street parking available.
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