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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Woodworking (Ages 15–18) NEW!

January 14, 2019

Transform rough–cut lumber into a small, functional spline-mitered keepsake box. This project will introduce you to all the basic woodshop essential tools. Through milling, you’ll learn to use the jointer and planer. When cutting parts and joinery, you’ll learn to use the miter saw and table saw. You’ll learn how to lay out your box […]

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Wooden Cover Books

January 14, 2019

Make three unique, blank books and develop skills in both bookbinding and woodworking. We’ll focus on coptic binding as well as wooden and hard covers. Bringing skills and techniques from other mediums is much encouraged in this interdisciplinary bookbinding course.

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Beginner Basketry

January 14, 2019

Learn the basic steps of making different shapes and sizes of baskets. You’ll finish at least two projects such as a bowl, a pencil holder, a small round basket with a lid and a small egg basket with a handle.

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Build a Small Table

January 14, 2019

Learn how to build a small end table that will accommodate a mosaic, tile, glass or found object top. We’ll take you from start to finish; you’ll mill your wood from rough cut lumber, cut mortise and tenon joinery, glue up a small shelf, assemble the table and prepare a substrate for the tile or […]

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Build a Music Stand

January 14, 2019

Join a team of up to six intermediate or advanced woodworkers to build a music stand, employing some basic design fundamentals while adding your own creative style. You’ll hone your building techniques including bandsaw, table saw, jointer, router, several hand tools and bent laminations.

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Break the Rules of Your Medium – NEW!

January 14, 2019

Stuck in a rut? Trying to find a new groove? Through a series of discussion, and class-guided creative assignments, we’ll take a critical look at the framework of rules that we as artists create and follow in our work. This class is open to artists working in any medium. Expect to complete creative exercises outside […]

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Cheese Platters, Cutting Boards and Cookie Trays – New!

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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Concrete Casting: Creating A Small Piece of Furniture – New!

January 14, 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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Concrete Casting: Creating A Small Piece of Furniture

January 14, 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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Embracing Wood’s Natural Edge

January 14, 2019

Make a piece of live edge wood furniture such as a stool, bench or coffee table, using wood native to Virginia. You’ll learn how to work with the surprises wood presents, and we’ll introduce you to several simple but professional finishing techniques.

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Embracing Wood’s Natural Edge

January 14, 2019

Make a piece of live edge wood furniture, such as a stool, bench, or coffee table, using wood native to Virginia. You’ll learn how to work with the surprises wood presents, and we’ll introduce you to several simple but professional finishing techniques.

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Glass + Wood Sculpture

January 14, 2019

Create a free–standing sculpture with both wood and glass elements. You’ll explore the sculptural properties of wood while learning some basic woodworking skills. Then, you’ll learn how to incorporate glass into your piece. This class is for students skilled in either glass or wood. Students can build upon the skills they know in one media, […]

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Furniture Finishing and Painting Techniques

January 14, 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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Furniture Finishing and Painting Techniques

January 14, 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 Joinery– NEW!

January 14, 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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