? Master Artist Yo Takimoto visited Arcosanti some months ago and offered to return and to show his woodcarving technique to residents. He offers classes in Japan and on the west-coast of the United States. During the classes, he likes to use American wood in Japan while in United States the students have a choice to carve with Japanese wood. The class met on the stage of the Colly Soleri Amphitheater. ? Master Artist Yo Takimoto visited Arcosanti some months ago and offered to return and to show his woodcarving technique to residents. He offers classes in Japan and on the west-coast of the United States. During the classes, he likes to use American wood in Japan while in United States the students have a choice to carve with Japanese wood. The class met on the stage of the Colly Soleri Amphitheater.


? Metalshop staff Brendan Maloney and teacher Yo Takimoto.


? [from upper left] Graphics volunteer Gabrielle Falconi and agriculture manager Sarah Kurzhals. The teacher brought small pieces of many kinds of wood like pine, cedar, maple, sequoia, pawlonia and even some pieces of driftwood.
This was a very enjoyable class. The gentle teacher worked with each student individually and encouraged to carve instinctivly.
At the end of the class, all participants sat in a circle and passed around their carvings. Each person talked about what their piece represented.
We thank Master Yo Takimoto for a fine experience.

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