Maker Monday: Wood Collage Workshop

Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  8/31/2015

Wood Collages “When some of us were younger, we played with wooden blocks. We built stuff. Not only did we have fun but we learned a lot,” says Scott Beyer of The Central Oregon Woodworkers (COW). You are invited to get back in touch with your inner woodworker with Beyer along with fellow COW member Rita Riser as they lead a wood collage workshop as part of the Library’s Maker Monday series. Space is limited and registration is required (register at the link below).

Monday, September 14, 2015 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library

Beyer and Riser will provide supplies and tools for collage assembly. Participants are asked to bring their imaginations. “We have small pieces of wood that need to be re-purposed,” says Beyer. “We’ll use glue, dowels and tools to assemble something of lasting beauty,” says Beyer. “Let’s call them collages, but if you want to build a castle, that’s fine too,” he says. For anyone intimidated by the idea of working with wood, Beyer offers that woodworkers are just people who make and then put wooden blocks together. “This will be your chance to recharge your creative nerve centers, make something or get started making holiday gifts for loved ones,” he says.

Scott Beyer has been a woodworker for a very long time. He is now older then a lot of trees. He's made lots of furniture and practiced the art of interior carpentry. Lately he has been learning to carve. Rita Riser moved to Bend three years ago with her husband, Rick, and two little rescued mutts. She is a retired ER nurse and has been woodcarving for over 25 years with the Texas Woodcarver’s Guild. She specializes in lettering and signage, Santas, quilt racks and chip carved items.

For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.

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