Workshop Calendar

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Make a Banjo from Scratch-No Joke with Richard Scott Newman 9:00 am
Make a Banjo from Scratch-No Joke with Richard Scott Newman
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – Oct 7 @ 4:30 pm
Make a Banjo from Scratch-No Joke with Richard Scott Newman
Richard’s objective for this nine day class is that each student build a complete five string, open back banjo from rough lumber including cherry, walnut and ebony.  This is an ambitious undertaking, but is based[...]
Bowls: Traditional, Natural Edge & Nested Sets with Andy Cole 8:00 am
Bowls: Traditional, Natural Edge & Nested Sets with Andy Cole
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am – Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm
Bowls: Traditional, Natural Edge & Nested Sets with Andy Cole
The focus of this class will be bowl turning with an emphasis on natural edge bowls with bark. Andy will cover the basics of shaping traditional bowls from turning blanks and natural edge bowls from[...]
Sculptural Furniture, Functional Art with Victor Di Novi 8:00 am
Sculptural Furniture, Functional Art with Victor Di Novi
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am – Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm
Sculptural Furniture, Functional Art with Victor Di Novi
Victor has developed a unique sculptural style of furniture that mimics the creative tension of nature and both pleases and fools the eye. In this class, students will laminate a table “blank” to their own[...]
The Ultimate Puzzle Box Class with Jeff Vollmer 8:00 am
The Ultimate Puzzle Box Class with Jeff Vollmer
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am – Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm
The Ultimate Puzzle Box Class with Jeff Vollmer
The class will be fast paced and fraught with fun. Jeff has set the goal for each student to make at least four unique puzzle boxes.  Students will learn new skill sets with each piece[...]
Understanding Design: The Secret for Beautiful Woodwork with Graham Blackburn 8:00 am
Understanding Design: The Secret for Beautiful Woodwork with Graham Blackburn
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am – Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm
Understanding Design: The Secret for Beautiful Woodwork with Graham Blackburn
To be truly successful, furniture must do the job it’s designed to do AND look good.  In this weeklong class, Graham covers the whole gamut of design essentials.  Students will learn about function, structure, and[...]
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Have a Blast Turning Small Things with Andy Cole 9:00 am
Have a Blast Turning Small Things with Andy Cole
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – Oct 7 @ 4:30 pm
Have a Blast Turning Small Things with Andy Cole
This class will be fun and fast paced as students turn a variety of small and fairly simple items.  The turnings will include: pens, bottle stoppers, eggs, spheres, honey dippers, candlestick holders, goblets, mallets, poi[...]
Linenfold Carving: Making Wood Look Fluid with Graham Blackburn 9:00 am
Linenfold Carving: Making Wood Look Fluid with Graham Blackburn
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – Oct 7 @ 4:30 pm
Linenfold Carving: Making Wood Look Fluid with Graham Blackburn
In the days before plaster, beaverboard, and sheetrock, quality houses were wood-paneled. One of the most gorgeous forms of paneling was linenfold — an especially impressive form of carving that is also used in furniture.[...]
Tools, Techniques, Jigs & Tricks for Hand-Cut Mortise & Tenon Joinery with Jeff Miller 9:00 am
Tools, Techniques, Jigs & Tricks for Hand-Cut Mortise & Tenon Joinery with Jeff Miller
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – Oct 7 @ 4:30 pm
Tools, Techniques, Jigs & Tricks for Hand-Cut Mortise & Tenon Joinery with Jeff Miller
Over the years, Jeff has explored, developed, refined, and rediscovered numerous ways to make the mortise and tenon joint easier and more precise. The resulting techniques, tricks and jigs will make cutting mortise and tenon[...]
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Apprenticeship with Marc Adams 8:00 am
Apprenticeship with Marc Adams
Oct 8 @ 8:00 am – Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm
Apprenticeship with Marc Adams
This two week workshop will be an intensive study of how to work with wood, through both design and physical hands-on practice. Both weeks will involve a lot of technique development with little to no[...]
Building a Slat Back Chair with Jeff Miller 8:00 am
Building a Slat Back Chair with Jeff Miller
Oct 8 @ 8:00 am – Oct 12 @ 3:00 pm
Building a Slat Back Chair with Jeff Miller
Building a chair is one of the most rewarding projects anyone can take on, but where in the world would you start on a project with so many challenges?  Jeff, author of Chairmaking & Design,[...]
Making a Tenor Ukulele with John Ressler 8:00 am
Making a Tenor Ukulele with John Ressler
Oct 8 @ 8:00 am – Oct 12 @ 3:00 pm
Making a Tenor Ukulele with John Ressler
Aloha!  No, we aren’t having a class in Hawaii; however, we will bring a little bit of Hawaii to Indiana as students build a popular Hawaiian instrument, the ukulele. By the end of the week[...]
Woodturning with Jimmy Clewes 8:00 am
Woodturning with Jimmy Clewes
Oct 8 @ 8:00 am – Oct 12 @ 3:00 pm
Woodturning with Jimmy Clewes
All classes have a starting point, and Jimmy will start this class by showing the correct way to sharpen your turning tools. He will then discuss the different tool profiles and commercial sharpening systems, covering[...]
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How to Turn an Exact Sphere without Measuring with Hans Weissflog 9:00 am
How to Turn an Exact Sphere without Measuring with Hans Weissflog
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – Oct 14 @ 4:30 pm
How to Turn an Exact Sphere without Measuring with Hans Weissflog
In every woodturning apprenticeship in Germany, you have to learn how to turn an exact sphere without measuring. In this class you will get a very small part of this apprenticeship. Part of the class[...]
Mountain Dulcimer with John Ressler 9:00 am
Mountain Dulcimer with John Ressler
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – Oct 14 @ 4:30 pm
Mountain Dulcimer with John Ressler
Have you ever wanted to learn to build a stringed instrument, but didn’t know where to start? A mountain dulcimer is a great first instrument. This unique stringed instrument combines a moderately challenging project with[...]
Making the Wood “Pop” with Mitch Kohanek 9:00 am
Making the Wood “Pop” with Mitch Kohanek
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Making the Wood "Pop" with Mitch Kohanek
Figurative woods look great with clear coatings, but what will make those figurative woods “pop” with color? In this class students will work with coloring agents that will add depth and metamerism (chatoyance) to figurative[...]
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Dyes, Stains, Glazes & Toners with Mitch Kohanek 9:00 am
Dyes, Stains, Glazes & Toners with Mitch Kohanek
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Dyes, Stains, Glazes & Toners with Mitch Kohanek
In this intensive one day class, Mitch will help students understand the coloring techniques used on wood that professional wood finishers use every day on high end furniture and millwork. This class is for those[...]
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Boxes & More with Hans Weissflog 8:00 am
Boxes & More with Hans Weissflog
Oct 15 @ 8:00 am – Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm
Boxes & More with Hans Weissflog
In this class there will be three different projects. The first box is the “Drunken Box,” a sphericon. Hans will show samples and explain all the steps that have to be done. This box starts[...]
Build a Virginia Clothes Press/Entertainment Cabinet with Jeff Headley & Steve Hamilton 8:00 am
Build a Virginia Clothes Press/Entertainment Cabinet with Jeff Headley & Steve Hamilton
Oct 15 @ 8:00 am – Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm
Build a Virginia Clothes Press/Entertainment Cabinet with Jeff Headley & Steve Hamilton
During this seven day class students will combine both hand tools and power tools while investigating the period construction methods used in building this chest.  Students can choose between calling it a clothes press or[...]
Hands-On Finishing with Mitch Kohanek 8:00 am
Hands-On Finishing with Mitch Kohanek
Oct 15 @ 8:00 am – Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm
Hands-On Finishing with Mitch Kohanek
This five day hands-on finishing class is designed to help students understand what finishing schedule is best for their projects.  The goal is to learn what it takes to create a beautiful, lasting, finish through[...]
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Introduction to Glass Bead Making with Kazumi Svenson 9:00 am
Introduction to Glass Bead Making with Kazumi Svenson
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – Oct 21 @ 4:30 pm
Introduction to Glass Bead Making with Kazumi Svenson
This two day intensive class will introduce basic methods of working glass over a torch in the context of glass bead making.  Various techniques of manipulating design and color will be explored. Students will learn[...]
Scrimshaw on Common Modern Materials with Mike Dubber 9:00 am
Scrimshaw on Common Modern Materials with Mike Dubber
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – Oct 21 @ 4:30 pm
Scrimshaw on Common Modern Materials with Mike Dubber
Whalers and sailors of the mid 1800’s generated the art technique we know as “Scrimshaw.”  It includes a variety of methods of picking, scratching and cutting the surface of bone and ivory objects with a[...]
Turning Side Grain Boxes with Glenn Lucas 9:00 am
Turning Side Grain Boxes with Glenn Lucas
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – Oct 21 @ 4:30 pm
Turning Side Grain Boxes with Glenn Lucas
Turning side grain boxes can be both challenging and rewarding. Students will learn about selecting wood and how to prepare it for turning.  Glenn will teach several turning techniques including how to cut and fit[...]
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Basic Metal Engraving with Mike Dubber 8:00 am
Basic Metal Engraving with Mike Dubber
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm
Basic Metal Engraving with Mike Dubber
The class is designed for the woodworker who wishes to expand his or her skills to include hand engraving.  Mike will illustrate how a small amount of hand engraving can enhance metal hardware and add[...]
Design and Build a Mid-Century Inspired Coffee Table with Kyle Huntoon 8:00 am
Design and Build a Mid-Century Inspired Coffee Table with Kyle Huntoon
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm
Design and Build a Mid-Century Inspired Coffee Table with Kyle Huntoon
Following the Second World War, American design exploded with the introduction of new materials and processes that were quickly picked up by architects and furniture designers alike. Combined with the craft revival that brought names[...]
Making a Nakashima Inspired Sitting Bench/ Coffee Table with Taeho Kwon 8:00 am
Making a Nakashima Inspired Sitting Bench/ Coffee Table with Taeho Kwon
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm
Making a Nakashima Inspired Sitting Bench/ Coffee Table with Taeho Kwon
Although this class will teach the making of a sitting bench/coffee table, there are many other aspects of woodworking that will be focused on as well.  Students will learn how to make furniture that will[...]
The Colorful World of Neon with David Svenson 8:00 am
The Colorful World of Neon with David Svenson
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm
The Colorful World of Neon with David Svenson
This class will introduce students to the many possibilities that “neon” can offer.  Students will start immediately with hands-on training over the fires with simple but very rewarding projects.  Students will gain a basic understanding[...]
Turning Bowls & Platters with Glenn Lucas 8:00 am
Turning Bowls & Platters with Glenn Lucas
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm
Turning Bowls & Platters with Glenn Lucas
Students will start the week by getting their tools sharpened and shaped to meet Glenn’s requirements for the class.  He will help you establish a simple repeatable sharpening process using the most common sharpening systems[...]
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Introduction to Glassblowing with David Lee 9:00 am
Introduction to Glassblowing with David Lee
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – Oct 28 @ 4:30 pm
Introduction to Glassblowing with David Lee
If it is adrenaline you seek, this is the class.  This workshop will introduce the student to the exciting world of hot glass and offhand glassblowing.  In this intensive two day class, students will get[...]
Making Hand Mirrors: A Special Gift with Michael Fortune 9:00 am
Making Hand Mirrors: A Special Gift with Michael Fortune
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – Oct 28 @ 4:30 pm
Making Hand Mirrors: A Special Gift with Michael Fortune
Make a beautiful hand mirror for someone you love.  For a birthday, Valentine’s Day, or a holiday gift, this hand mirror will convey both your admiration for that special person and your commitment to your[...]
Turning a Three-Legged Stool with Alan Lacer 9:00 am
Turning a Three-Legged Stool with Alan Lacer
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – Oct 28 @ 4:30 pm
Turning a Three-Legged Stool with Alan Lacer
This is a great opportunity to complete a three-legged stool—that can be used in any part of the home.  The idea for this project is often a design idea in some of Alan’s other classes,[...]
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Glassblowing Matriculation: Creating Vessels & Shapes from Molten Glass with David Lee 8:00 am
Glassblowing Matriculation: Creating Vessels & Shapes from Molten Glass with David Lee
Oct 29 @ 8:00 am – Nov 2 @ 3:00 pm
Glassblowing Matriculation: Creating Vessels & Shapes from Molten Glass with David Lee
This exciting five day class will give the students the requisite knowledge and skills to rent bench space in most open hot shops around the country.  David, together with Eli Zilke and Bryan Lee will[...]
Joinery with Marc Adams 8:00 am
Joinery with Marc Adams
Oct 29 @ 8:00 am – Nov 2 @ 3:00 pm
Joinery with Marc Adams
It’s a general rule that the weakest part of any furniture piece is at the joint. No matter what your skill level, this class will change the way you approach all of your projects. Students[...]
Making Folding Chairs with Michael Fortune 8:00 am
Making Folding Chairs with Michael Fortune
Oct 29 @ 8:00 am – Nov 2 @ 3:00 pm
Making Folding Chairs with Michael Fortune
Few folding chairs are now are made in wood; instead metal and composite materials are the norm. This is a wonderful opportunity to make a folding chair in wood that would fit nicely in a[...]
Woodturning with Alan Lacer 8:00 am
Woodturning with Alan Lacer
Oct 29 @ 8:00 am – Nov 2 @ 3:00 pm
Woodturning with Alan Lacer
This class includes something for everyone, whether a new turner or someone wishing to build and improve upon their woodturning foundation. Alan discusses the basics of spindle turning to executing a fine-fitting, lidded box. You[...]
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