Fredy Huaman Mallqui
This course gives students a solid foundation in traditional skills for carving furniture and architectural details. Participants develop a confident understanding of the selection, sharpening, and safe handling of gouges and V-tools, and the cutting properties of wood. Fredy begins the class with a series of exercises that establish a vocabulary of basic cuts. Participants expand on these by carving shells, intricate foliage, and acanthus leaves, which are the central form from which all classical carving stems.
Instruction covers the full process of ornamental carving, starting with drawings and ending with surfaces that are finished straight from the chisel.
Fredy Huamán Mallqui is a Peruvian-born wood carver, conservator, and artist who has lived and worked in Erie, PA, since 2012. Growing up in Ayacucho, Peru, he studied with master carvers from the age of nine and graduated from the Felipe Guamán Poma de Ayala School of Fine Arts in 2005. Subsequently, Fredy trained with the Peruvian Ministry of Culture in the conservation of religious art, sculpture, and architectural elements and became fluent in carving Baroque, Rococo, Gothic, and Romanesque styles. Today, Fredy carves architectural elements, sculpture, and frames for private and public clients as diverse as the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie, Erie Art Museum, Schatz Organ Company, and the Erie Historical Society. His carving and artwork have been exhibited in the U.S., Peru, and Austria, and his website is www.fredyartworkrestoration.com.
Open to all.