Woodturning offers a lifetime of possibilities. This craft is as useful to artists as it is to furniture makers. It’s a compelling craft full of as many challenges as it has rewards. A good start is to have a guide early on who can teach you the best ways to approach woodturning. What to avoid is as important as what works best. Your progress, satisfaction and indeed your safety can depend on it. Many who are self taught habitually repeat easily avoided mistakes. Lessons with an experienced woodturner can guide the novice turner through the thorny process of coaxing pleasant forms from common woods.
Instructors Clint Stevens, Andy Kuby, Al Miotke and are experienced woodturners and instructors who emphasize a hassle free, safe and encouraging learning atmosphere in their classes. These carefully designed classes are perfect for inexperienced turners. You will learn about the lathe, its accessories and the tools used to shape wood. Students will watch demonstrations, then apply what they have learned to independent work overseen and guided by the instructor.
- Turning 1: Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00 pm, Oct 11 – Dec 13,
- Turning 1: Mondays, 6:30-9:00 pm, Oct 9 – Dec 11, 2023(Full)
- Turning 4: Thursdays, 6:30-9:00 pm, Oct 12 – Dec 14, 2023
- Students will be given access to all tools needed for this course and all materials will be provided.
- It is recommended that you dress expecting to get some sawdust on your clothing.
- You must notify us one week before the start of your class if you need to cancel in order to receive a partial refund. The $50 registration fee is non-refundable. After the start of your class, no refunds are given.
Choose a class:
Not offered in the Fall session.
9 weeks | Fee: $485
Thursdays, 6:30 -9:00 pm, Oct 12 – Dec 14.
Prerequisite: Beginning and Intermediate Turning plus approval of instructor
In this class, we’ll take a deeper dive into the skills involved in turning bowls, lidded boxes, segmenting, hollow forms and multi-axis work. We’ll go over sharpening in greater detail, discussing the different grinds for different purposes.
Through demonstrations and independent work, you will develop more precise tool control, cleaner cuts and excellent finish work on bowls and boxes. If you have your own tools, feel free to bring them.