This workshop took place in January 2018. We are now beginning to plan for the 2020 workshops week. Please check back later for details.

About The Class

Instructor: Sylvie Rosenthal

Medium: Sculptural Woodworking

Workshop Title:  Tiny Cuts in a Big World

Experimenting, designing, and building, you will develop skills necessary for shaping and carving three-dimensional wood forms. Start by building up blanks to use wood in the most economical, structural, and effective ways. Then learn and practice how to consider, map, and execute your forms. The class will move from gross shaping with both power and hand tools to the more delicate and intricate detail work. Intermediate: some woodworking/carving experience recommended.

Click here to download the PDF of student material list for Sculptural Woodworking.

About The Instructor

Sylvie Rosenthal

Sylvie Rosenthal

Sylvie Rosenthal received her BFA from The Rochester Institute of Technology, Woodworking and Furniture Design Program in the School for American Crafts, and her MFA in sculpture from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. She has been a visiting artist, teacher, and researcher at San Diego State University, University of Wisconsin, Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Australia National University, and Tainan National University of the Arts in Taiwan. She has shown nationally at galleries and museums including del Mano Gallery, The Fuller Craft Museum, The Mint Museum, and the Museum of Art and Design.



  • Application Fee: $50.00
  • Residents: $1,235.00
    (Tuition, Fees, Room & Board Tuesday dinner through Sunday lunch)
  • Commuters: $990.00
    (Tuition, Fees, Lunch and Dinner Tuesday dinner through Sunday lunch)

Workshop Ended

The sculpture is ironic, funny and mysterious… I have to force myself to get beyond the jewel-like craftsmanship so as not to miss the point. She always has a point.
— Andrew Glasgow, American Craft

Sylvie Rosenthal

These photos are representative of the instructor’s work, not necessarily of work that will be produced during the workshop.

Inspiration is waiting.