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Learn the basics, or practice a new technique in our world-class turning studio with seven sturdy Oneway lathes. Register now for upcoming workshops, or ask us about a private tutorial. We are happy to customize a class for you and your friends, family or co-workers: 3 to 6 people receive lots of personal attention and share an enjoyable creative experience!

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Learn to Turn a Simple Box
Tuition $110.00

Materials Fee: $12.00
Beginner
Don Metz

WT7202 May 6 2017 (10am-4pm) Saturday (Turning Studio)

This is a hands-on class for beginners and experienced beginners. Learn some new skills while making some beautiful keepsake boxes. Ages 16 and older. A materials fee of $12.00 will be added to the tuition.
Spring Open House on Saturday, May 20th, Noon-5pm
Come Explore!




SM7210 May 20, 2017 (noon-5pm) Saturday (Campus-wide)

Brookfield Craft Center will host a community open house on their campus located at 286 Whisconier Road in Brookfield, Connecticut. This creative event is free, open to the public and will feature demonstrations conducted by talented faculty artists working in all of the studios.
Turned Miniature Vases
Tuition $80.00

Materials Fee: $10.00
Beginner
Don Metz

WT7203 Jun 3 2017 (10am-2pm) Saturday (Turning Studio)

Weed pots are small flower vases made on the lathe. These are a great project on how to turn, and make excellent gifts. Ages 16 and older. A materials fee of $10.00 will be added to the tuition.
Explore Hollow Turning
Tuition $120.00

Materials Fee: $15.00
Beginner
Jim Degen

Many woodturners would like to try their hand at hollow forms, such as vases and vessels, but are bewildered by the wide variety of hollowing tools and systems that are available. This one day workshop provides the opportunity to experience hollow turning, try " hands on" a variety of different tools, and complete a small vessel all without investing in any special tools. Students should have some previous turning experience such as a beginning level course or other comparable experience. Ages 16 and over. A materials fee of $15.00 will be added to the tuition.
Wooden Goblets
Tuition $120.00

Materials Fee: $15.00
Intermediate
Jim Degen

WT7205 June 25 2017 (10am-4:30pm) Sunday (Turning Studio)


In this one day workshop students will learn the techniques to fashion a stemmed- wooden goblet on the lathe. The process will be covered from basic stock preparation to final sanding and finishing. After practicing the basic turning techniques, each student will be able to complete a goblet of their own design. Students should have some previous turning experience such as a beginning level course or other comparable experience. Ages 16 and over. A materials fee of $15.00 will be added to the tuition.
Woodturning Workshop
Tuition $700.00

All Levels
Carl Ford

WT7301 Aug 15, 22, 29, Sep 5, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14 2017 (9am-3:30pm) 10 sessions within 12 scheduled Tuesdays (Turning Studio)

Create functional and artistic lathe turned objects in this 10 session class. This workshop examines the evolution of turning and explores how the lathe and its tools are used today to produce art and functional products. Topics include wood selection and preparation, tool choice, use and control, spindle turning, bowl and vessel turning, hollow turning, box making, off center turning and finishing. Students of every level are welcomed and are free to explore their own interests in a small class setting. Participants may select any 10 of the 12 available dates to attend. Students supply their own wood and finishing materials or may purchase from instructor.. Ages 16 and over.

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