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The Fine Art of Pyrography

Harrisonburg, United States

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Experience hosted by David

8.5 hours
Includes food, equipment
Up to 2 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

In this day-long class, designed as a unit that may be expanded into a longer immersion and scheduled to fit your schedule by request , I will partner with you to advance your skills in the fine art of pyrography. We will begin with a tour of my gallery and an inspirational slideshow of some of the world's best pyrographic art. We will then devote our remaining time to a special project of your choice--engaging its most challenging features--to build your skills. I will share with you my techniques to achieve realism and explore the possibilities of enhancing your project by introducing color. We'll take a break for lunch (at your leisure at a nearby restaurant, or you may bring a packed lunch to eat here) and return to pick up where we left off. My goal will be to tailor our time and focus on the most difficult parts of your project to enable you to complete it with confidence after our time together if we don't get done in the time we have. I invite you to choose and sketch out one or more projects that interest you and that will push you beyond the current level of your skills in several ways. I will do my best to use the time we have to coach you towards its completion.
Other things to note
* Please note that our venue is unfortunately not handicapped-friendly as it requires going up 7 steps to our front porch and another 17 to our upstairs galleries, studio, and Airbnb accommodations.
In this day-long class, designed as a unit that may be expanded into a longer immersion and scheduled to fit your schedule by request , I will partner with you to advance your skills in the fine art of pyrography. We will begin with a tour of my gallery and an inspirational slideshow of some of the world's best pyrographic art. We will then devote our remaining time to a special project of your choice--engaging its most challenging features--to b…

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What's included

  • Food
    Snacks and refreshments
  • Equipment
    Pyrography units and tools available by request for those who do not have t...
From $200
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, David

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 2 Reviews
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Since my earliest encounters with woodburning as a youth, its unique aesthetics have captivated me, and through it I've come to feel a deep spiritual connection with nature and the artistry so evident in its fabric--an awareness that adds both mystery and meaning to my art. For over 37 years now, this remarkable medium has continued to enchant me, and I've found as much joy in recent years sharing my knowledge with my students as I have exhibiting my work at the juried fine art shows along the way, where fellow artists, patrons, and judges too have been moved by my work. Whether awarded "Best in Show" or seeing the manifest wonder in the face of a child being told what they're looking at, I've been gratified to feel the connection my work has made with people who too find awe in this unusual art.
Since my earliest encounters with woodburning as a youth, its unique aesthetics have captivated me, and through it I've come to feel a deep spiritual connection with nature and the artistry so evident in its fabric--an awareness that adds both mystery and meaning to my art. For over 37 years now, this remarkable medium has continued to enchant me, and I've found as much joy in recent years sharing my knowledge with my students as I have exhibiting my work at the juried fine art shows along the w…
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Where you'll be

KreiderArt Studio is part of Friendly City Garden Sanctuary Airbnb, conveniently close to Harrisonburg's culinary arts district where you may get your meals, a world of scenic attractions in the surrounding mountains, wineries, breweries, and more which you may explore in your free time. To book your lodging in one of our Airbnb rooms please copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://www.airbnb.com/users/129391670/listings

2 reviews

Ciro
June 2019
I really can’t say enough! It was an exceptional experience and stay as well as a great Pyrography learning experience. The stay in his home was well supplied with everything you could possibly need. Very, very clean! I hope to go back in the future.
I really can’t say enough! It was an exceptional experience and stay as well as a great Pyrography learning experience. The stay in his home was well supplied with everything you c…
Ronald
February 2019
I was interested in pyrography, I had little experience and wanted to learn more about the art. I discovered David’s studio and was excited to learn that he taught classes. I was fortunate to experience 2-day long classes and one half a day class. David is the perfect teacher, he contacted me prior to the class to make sure I had a design selected and my wood prepared. He was very patient in answering all my text messages prior to the class. Upon arrival I toured his studio and was inspired by his work. Throughout my experience David shared his talent and knowledge with me. I left the experience with my skills enhanced, a greater understanding of pyrography. I plan on practicing what I have learned and scheduling another experience with David to further my pyrography skills. I would highly recommend this class to anyone interested in this art!
I was interested in pyrography, I had little experience and wanted to learn more about the art. I discovered David’s studio and was excited to learn that he taught classes. I was…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

If you have a pyrography tool or kit bring it. If not, I will have several tools you may borrow for this class.

Please bring a pencil-sketched outline on wood of an image you would like to render. I encourage you to choose something that will challenge your current skills.