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Design and Build Your Own Wood Project- New!

January 15, 2019

Do you have a wood or furniture project in mind but need help in design, construction, wood selection or building techniques? This class is designed to help you through that process. Submit your ideas and pictures two weeks before classes start and we can work together to make your vision a reality.

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Latex Mask Making from Molds – New!

January 15, 2019

Bring your mask designs to life. Combining demonstrations and hands-on learning, we’ll cover sculpting methods, plaster mold making, latex casting and painting techniques. These skills will be handy for Halloween, film projects, performance art and more. You’ll get to take home your wearable mask and plaster mold.

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Concrete Casting: Creating A Small Piece of Furniture

January 15, 2019

Create a small, functional object out of concrete, such as a small bench, stool, side table, or planter. You’ll learn how to properly pour and cast concrete into molds. We’ll also explore different techniques for creating textures and colors on the outer surface of the concrete object.

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Cheese Platters, Cutting Boards and Cookie Trays

January 15, 2019

Learn to make wooden platters that can be used as cutting boards, cheese platters or cookie trays. Combine multiple wood types and try your hand at carving embellishments to create functional platters, perfect for everyday use in the kitchen. Bread boards, charcuterie boards, and cheese boards, oh my!

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Furniture Finishing and Painting Techniques

January 15, 2019

Transform your furniture from trash to treasure. You’ll learn nine paint techniques including distressing, antiquing and applying metallic finishes. We’ll go over the differences between chalk, milk and latex paint and discuss how to select the best furniture pieces and make minor repairs. You’ll learn to paint and protect your finished product. We’ll practice on […]

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Introduction to Cane Weaving

January 15, 2019

Learn the art of cane weaving, a method of applying rattan cane or rattan peel to a piece of furniture. This technique is most often used for chair seats and backs and dates back to the 1700s. You’ll explore basic cane weaving techniques on a wooden frame, and leave this workshop ready to cane or […]

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Introduction to Joinery

January 15, 2019

Learn about selected joints used in furniture making. You’ll craft useful wooden joints that you can practice making later to gain confidence in making furniture and other woodworking projects.

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Weaving a Danish Corded Seat

January 15, 2019

Learn to weave a Danish corded seat. You’ll receive a small wood stool and be taught how to weave a seat in the classic Danish, mid–century method. You’ll finish the class with a completed step stool and the necessary skills to pursue this craft on your own.

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Handmade Wooden Brushes- New!

January 15, 2019

Learn to make wooden hand brushes and gain new skills with hand tools (carving knives, gouges, rasps and files) as well as machines (bandsaw, drill press and sanders). Use these brushes to wipe off counters and work desks (and hang beautifully on the wall when not in use).

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Introduction to Woodworking

January 15, 2019

Transform rough-cut lumber into a small, functional stool or box. You’ll learn to use a table saw, planer, router and a variety of hand tools.

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Introduction to Woodworking

January 15, 2019

Transform rough-cut lumber into a small, functional stool or box. You’ll learn to use a table saw, planer, router and a variety of hand tools.

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Making Wooden Go-Karts (Ages 11-12)

January 14, 2019

Using simple woodworking techniques, we’ll work in small groups to build go-carts that we’ll race on the final day of class. Learn how to use the drill press, band saw, drill and jigsaw in the woodshop. There’s an emphasis on teamwork and safety.

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Make Your Own Stretcher for Painting

January 14, 2019

Learn how to make your own stretcher for painting. We’ll cut and shape the wood for stretcher bars, assemble the frame, stretch canvas and apply a primer. Learn to use the table saw, the miter saw and cordless drills. Each student will make and take home a 16” x 16″ finished stretcher.

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Reupholster an Arm Chair

January 14, 2019

Learn the art of reupholstery and give your arm chair a fresh, new look. You’ll learn basic safety tips for tools and safe handling of furniture. Then, you’ll strip the existing fabric and recover it using traditional methods of tacks and curve needles to blind stitch your fabric. You’ll learn traditional methods of reupholstery that […]

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Spoon Carving Workshop

January 14, 2019

Explore spoon carving, a wonderful introduction to woodworking that combines both hand and machine work. You’ll learn to use hand tools such as chisels, gouges, rasps and files to hollow and shape. You’ll also use the bandsaw, drill press and sanders. Enjoy your next meal with one of the hand–carved spoons, bowls, cheese boards or […]

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Spoon Carving Workshop

January 14, 2019

Explore spoon carving, a wonderful introduction to woodworking that combines both hand and machine work. You’ll learn to use hand tools such as chisels, gouges, rasps and files to hollow and shape. You’ll also use the bandsaw, drill press and sanders. Enjoy your next meal with one of the hand–carved spoons, bowls, cheese boards or […]

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Spoon Carving Workshop

January 14, 2019

Explore spoon carving, a wonderful introduction to woodworking that combines both hand and machine work. You’ll learn to use hand tools such as chisels, gouges, rasps and files to hollow and shape. You’ll also use the bandsaw, drill press and sanders. Enjoy your next meal with one of the hand–carved spoons, bowls, cheese boards or […]

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Spoon Carving Workshop

January 14, 2019

Explore spoon carving, a wonderful introduction to woodworking that combines both hand and machine work. You’ll learn to use hand tools such as chisels, gouges, rasps and files to hollow and shape. You’ll also use the bandsaw, drill press and sanders. Enjoy your next meal with one of the hand-carved spoons, bowls, cheese boards or […]

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Spoon Carving Workshop

January 14, 2019

Explore spoon carving, a wonderful introduction to woodworking that combines both hand and machine work. You’ll learn to use hand tools such as chisels, gouges, rasps and files to hollow and shape. You’ll also use the bandsaw, drill press and sanders. Enjoy your next meal with one of the hand-carved spoons, bowls, cheese boards or […]

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Stretch Your Own Canvases- NEW!

January 14, 2019

Stop wasting money on pre-stretched canvases and build your own. In this class you’ll learn how to assemble your own stretcher bars and stretch and prime canvases. Because you’re building your own painting surface, you can customize size and experiment with surface.

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Together We’ll Build A Small Boat – New!

January 14, 2019

Build a small boat with a friend, partner or family member. Each pair of students will learn some fundamental aspects of boat construction using sheet materials. We’ll cover glue safety, how to mix the needed amounts to prevent waste and how to fit and bond parts to one another.

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Weaving a Danish Corded Seat

January 14, 2019

Learn to weave a Danish corded seat. You’ll receive a small wood stool and be taught how to weave a seat in the classic Danish, mid-century method. You’ll finish the class with a completed step stool and the necessary skills to pursue this craft on your own.

read more

Weaving a Danish Corded Seat

January 14, 2019

Learn to weave a Danish corded seat. You’ll receive a small wood stool and be taught how to weave a seat in the classic Danish, mid–century method. You’ll finish the class with a completed step stool and the necessary skills to pursue this craft on your own.

read more

Weaving a Danish Corded Seat

January 14, 2019

Learn to weave a Danish corded seat. You’ll receive a small wood stool and be taught how to weave a seat in the classic Danish, mid-century method. You’ll finish the class with a completed step stool and the necessary skills to pursue this craft on your own.

read more