Donna Zils Banfield has created a body of work called Illusions in Wood. The techniques demonstrated and taught in this workshop are used in her creation of this series. The idea behind Illusions in Wood was motivated by makers of the baskets of illusion pieces. Donna was intrigued by this idea because it deceived the observer into believing that it was a woven basket. She was inspired to create an entire body of work that would deceive the viewer into believing it was something that it was not. It could be ceramic, pottery, glass or metal – until they picked it up to discover the deception. The online class will meet 3x a day for an hour each session over 4 days; the goal is to have students practice the techniques from their homes/studios and be fully immersed in the class. An entire day will be spent on the following techniques: woodburning, milk paint, gilder's paste, carving, and airbrushing. Students should prepare for the class by turning and sanding in advance, several shapes: these can include one or more of any of the following - bowls, plates/platters, vases, vessels, eggs or spheres. Although some of the techniques will be demonstrated with the turned form on the lathe, you do not need to be a woodturner to learn these embellishment techniques. You may even wish to purchase some of the forms identified, such as spheres and eggs from a hobby store. Your sphere and egg forms should be 2.5" or larger for this workshop. This online course will be taught via Microsoft Teams and the content will be recorded and available to students for 48 hours after class. Students must supply their own tools; a full supply list with instructions will be emailed. Enrollment deadline is 8 days prior to class start. Live sessions are PST.