Stan Peterson’s approach to teaching is individualized to the skill level and interest of the students. He assists each person in finding their own voice through making art. He has taught drawing, relief printmaking, and woodcarving for more than twenty-five years to a wide variety of emerging and mid-career artists. He believes storytelling, humor, and a traveled perspective from visiting carvers in Santa Fe, Oaxaca, and Bali inform the ways we sit down together with a piece of wood, some sharp tools, and a few hours.
Stan Peterson is a professional wood sculptor represented by Waterstone Gallery in Portland’s Pearl District. His sculptures have also been exhibited in the San Francisco Bay area as well as New York. His studio/gallery is in northeast Portland.