Weekend - May 21-23, 2021
Twisted Shapes with Embellishments
Produce eye-catching, twisted spiral shapes on a lathe. Develop twisted, multi-axis turning skills to produce both full and half-twist shapes. Additionally, gain hands-on instruction in embellishments including carving and shaping.
Intermediate (requires the ability to turn a cylinder with tenons); Materials fee, payable to instructor, $35 for drive bit, 4-point, 5/8 inch; #2MT; hardwood and practice wood blanks; offset marking tool; and set of mesh sandpaper and pads
Weekend - May 28-30, 2021
Boxes: Simple to Extraordinary
Learn the basics of box making on the lathe including hollowing forms, turning lids that fit and creating finials. Gain skill using simple tools (including rotary carvers) and techniques to embellish the boxes with patterns and textures.
Intermediate-Advanced (requires the ability to perform basic cuts on a wood lathe); Materials fee, payable to instructor, $4 each per 4" x 3" x 5" end grain wood blocks. Participants may bring their own wood blocks if dry end grain.
Weeklong - June 6-11, 2021
Focus on Marquetry
Learn the techniques and skills of marquetry - the art of creating images from wood veneer. Using simple tools like a knife and scroll saw, learn a variety of techniques to create designs that range from classic to contemporary. Create numerous samples and studies or choose from project options including coasters, a serving tray or a decorative wall panel.
Beginner-Advanced; Materials fee, payable to instructor, $20-$40 for a marquetry tray, wall panel or coaster kit. This is optional for participants without a great deal of woodworking experience.
Weeklong - June 13-18, 2021
Transforming Wood with Powercarving
Learn key carving skills (texturing, relief carving, sculpture in the round), basic design, and finishing techniques through demonstrations and hands-on work. Use micromotor powercarvers with some optional band saw, angle grinder, powersander and file use. Choose projects that suit your skills and interests and take home several completed pieces.
Weeklong - June 20-25, 2021 - Beginner Week
Use a band saw to create boxes that showcase surface design techniques and encourage personal exploration of material. Surface design techniques include, but are not limited to, inlay, hand carving, power carving, veneering, milk paint, and metal leaf. Leave with your own personalized box.
Beginner; Materials fee, optional and payable to instructor, $3 per pack of escutcheon pins and/or $3 for 3 sheets of metal leaf with adhesive
Weeklong - July 18-23, 2021
Build, Weave, Take a Seat
Learn shop safety and basic woodworking skills such as milling the rough sawn lumber and using the table saw and other machines in the shop. Build a stool while applying a few simple joinery techniques using the appropriate tools. Cover the chair with classic, Mid-century-Modern, Danish paper cord weaving.
Beginner-Intermediate; Materials fee, payable to instructor, $16 for 2 lbs. of 1/8" Danish cord, laced; $12 for 1 box of nails and tacks
Weeklong - July 25-30, 2021
Experience a guided exploration into the contemporary sculptural capabilities of a wood lathe. While the majority of projects will focus on learning multi-axis techniques, expect to try other unorthodox processes including chainsaws, torches, grinders, carvers, airbrushes and pyrography. This class is open ended with an added emphasis on creative thinking and problem solving.
Beginner-Advanced (requires good hand-eye coordination); Materials fee, payable to instructor, $20 or less for good quality paints
Weekend - August 6-8, 2021
Turning a Hand Mirror
Learn basic wood turning skills as you create a hand mirror. Turn a platter for the mirror head and a spindle for the handle. Gain skill in using woodturning tools, sharpening and maintaining them. Discover how wood moves, make proper glue joints and learn finishing techniques.
Beginner; Materials fee, payable to instructor, $10 per mirror turned or parts taken home