Pencil Sharpening Workshop with David Rees | Visual Art | Hudson Valley | Hudson Valley; Chronogram
Pin It
Favorite

Pencil Sharpening Workshop with David Rees 

david_rees.jpg


David Rees relinquished his career as a political cartoonist for a more obscure profession—artisanal pencil sharpening. Rees takes pencil sharpening to new dimensions, crafting each point using classic manual sharpeners, aiming to fit the needs of writers, artists, contractors, and standardized test takers. Rees shares his secrets in his extensive new book How to Sharpen Pencils: A Practical and Theoretical Treatise on the Artisanal Craft of Pencil Sharpening (Melville House). This month, Rees, a Beacon resident, returns to the Hudson Valley on his nationwide tour to lead a “How to Sharpen Pencils” workshop and book signing. Bring along a dull pencil when Rees comes to Hudson Valley Auctioneers in Beacon on May 5 and The Spotty Dog in Hudson on May 6. Call for times. To discover more information on the art of pencil sharpening and how to have your pencil hand-sharpened by David Rees, visit Artisanalpencilsharpening.com. (845) 831 6800, Hudsonvalleyauctioneers.com; (518) 671-6006, Thespottydog.com.

Speaking of...

Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • Do You Believe in Magic?

    "Nomina Magica" will be at the Seligmann Center in Sugar Loaf through January 9.
    • Dec 1, 2016
  • Jonathan Lerner: Memoirs of a Revolution

    Sparrow interviews ex-Weatherman Jonathan Lerner about his new memoir detailing his days as a young, gay activist in the clandestine radical group the Weather Underground in the 1960s and '70s.
    • Aug 1, 2017

Hudson Valley Events

submit event
Saugerties Writer's Club @ Saugerties Public Library

Saugerties Writer's Club

Second and Fourth Wednesday of every month, 6 p.m. — Do you like to write? Have you ever thought of writing? Join...
Open Minded Tango for All @ Roost Studios & Art Gallery

Open Minded Tango for All

Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. Continues through Feb. 6 — Tango is very unique and can be compared, as art historian R....

View all of today's events

Latest in Visual Art

Related to Visual Art

More by Molly Lindsay

Readers' Favorites

Chronogram on Instagram

@Chronogram