Tuition: $745 ARAC Actual Cost: $945 Studio Fee: $85
Enrollment Limit 8
Concept: This workshop is designed for the beginner as well as turners with some experience who wish to improve their technique. Students will gain a solid foundation of skills and techniques combined with an emphasis on pleasing forms and design elements. Each student will learn techniques that can be used to make a variety of fun projects. Starting with between center spindle work, students will move into the exciting world of face plate work and learn the skills needed to create bowls and platters. At the end of the class, students will take home a variety of finished objects.
Media & Techniques: Green wood and kiln-dried wood. Woodturning techniques such as: tool selection, sharpening, cutting and scraping with bowl and spindle gouges, mounting methods, wood selection, and design considerations; texturing, woodburning, simple carving, coloring, and other finishing techniques.
Activities: Each day will include short demonstrations and hands-on instruction. There will be plenty of time to practice new techniques. Each day will build upon the lessons learned in previous sessions. There will be an emphasis on safety, individual attention and hands-on time.
Skill level: Levels I - II (Minimum Skill Level I)
Faculty: Jennifer Shirley has been working with wood for 13 years and woodturning for 10. Her work has been shown in several national publications and is in many private collections. She is a frequent demonstrator at regional woodturning clubs and symposiums around the country. www.jennifer-shirley.com
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