Studio Fu: Carve Your Own Bamboo Pens

Jen Dixon, Abstract and figurative artist, tutor.

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6 Lessons (32m)
    • 1. Introduction and Materials List

      2:00
    • 2. Choosing Your Bamboo

      1:08
    • 3. Cutting Bamboo

      2:45
    • 4. Begin Shaping the Nib

      16:38
    • 5. Drill, Notch, and Split

      4:21
    • 6. Test, Tweak, and Thank You

      5:23

About This Class

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Hi, I’m Jen Dixon artist and tutor, and I’ve been selling my work for over thirty years.
In that time, I’ve picked up and made up a bunch of tips and tricks for making the most of my art space and practice.
Studio Fu is my take on Kung Fu, which literally means “time spent at skilful work.” Studio Fu classes are short, and will help you make the most of your time, tools, and techniques as an artist.

In this episode of Studio Fu we’re going to make our own bamboo pens. Why on earth would we do that when you can buy them? Because you get the satisfaction of a new skill, you can make as many as you have time and bamboo for, and you get killer knife skills (which naturally come with bragging rights).

The introduction video has the materials list (which you can find in the Project section too) and I know you’re going to enjoy this very hands-on, sharp things, power tools and glory class.

Let’s get started!

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