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Newly equipped! Students and instructors from all over the United States and beyond are drawn to Brookfield Craft Center’s state-of-the-art Turning Studio. Each of the 6 student stations is equipped with a top of the line JET lathe with task lighting and dust collector, turning tool set, and face shield. The studio contains a band saw, drill press and sharpening station.

Classes in the Turning Studio include short sampler workshops for beginners, foundation-level courses in bowl and spindle turning, intermediate technique and project-based workshops and demonstrations from legendary master turners.


Buster Shaw Woodturning Tuition Scholarship
The Brookfield Craft Center is offering tuition scholarships to its Woodturning program, named in honor of Buster Shaw, former instructor, Board member and longtime friend of BCC. The scholarship covers all tuition and materials fees. For more information go to
: www.brookfieldcraft.org/bustershaw



Woodturning Workshop
Tuition $600.00
CLASS FULL; write to registrar@brookfieldcraft.org to be placed on waiting list

All Levels
Carl Ford

WT7102 Jan 17 through April 4 2017 (9am-3:30pm) 10 sessions within 12 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.
Turning a Pizza Cutter
Tuition $80.00

Materials Fee: $18.00
All Levels
Don Metz

WT7105 Mar 5 2017 (10am-1pm) Sunday (Turning Studio)

Who doesn't like pizza?
This class is for beginners and experienced beginners. This class covers the selection and preparation of wood to turn the handle for a stainless steel pizza cover with a removable cutter wheel for easy cleaning. Wood selections and finishes will be covered.. Ages 16 and older. A materials fee of $18.00 will be added to the tuition.
Pens on the Lathe
Tuition $80.00

Materials Fee: $10.00
Beginner
Don Metz

WT7109 Mar 11 2017 (10am-1pm) Saturday (Turning Studio)

If you've ever wanted to learn how to use a lathe, making a wooden pen is a great place to start. Using off-the-shelf pen kits you'll learn how to make one of the most satisfying lathe projects. Pens are fast and easy to make and the results are spectacular. They make great conversation pieces and are always appreciated as gifts. Ages 16 and older. A materials fee of $10.00 will be added to the tuition.
Turn a Plate Bowl
Tuition $240.00

Materials Fee: $30
All Levels

Carl Ford

WT7107 March 18-19 2017 (9am-3:30pm) Saturday/Sunday (Turning Studio)

Tired of run of the mill salad bowls? Is it time for the next step? If so, then you should try turning a plate bowl. They create a lot of visual bang and excitement for the buck! A plate bowl is a small 2" to 3" diameter bowl added to a 7" diameter plate. The big wide plate area creates a nice canvas on which you can feature some decoration or just admire the beautiful grain of the wood. In this 2 day class, students will turn 1 or 2 plate bowls and then can decorate them with wood burning, acrylic paint, milk paint or just go with natural beauty of the wood grain. Ages 16 and over, a $30 materials fee will be added to the tuition.
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Woodturning
Click on link in class description to apply for this class

Beginner
Jim Degen

WT7108 Mar 25 & 26 2017 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday/Sunday (Turning Studio)

This class is offered free of charge to students who want to experience the fun of learning to make useful items on the wood lathe. All aspects of woodturning will be covered starting with safe work procedures, operation of the lathe, tool selection and use, basic shapes and cutting techniques, then proceeding on to final sanding and finishing. On day one students will complete several small projects such as a honey dipper, bottle stopper, bud vase while learning the fundamentals of spindle type turning. On day two students will complete a bowl that can be used for multiple purposes around the home. All materials will be provided. Ages 16 and over.
Download the application with instructions here.
Easy Modern or Antique Lathe Turned Candlesticks
Tuition $120.00

Materials Fee: $30
All Levels

Carl Ford

WT7201 April 22 2017 (9am-3:30pm) Saturday (Turning Studio)

In this easy one day class students will learn how to turn a pair of antique style candlesticks out of solid cherry wood. Students can choose either a natural wood finish for a modern feel or milk paint there candlesticks to create an antique feel. The finished candlesticks will be roughly 6" tall by 4" in diameter. Ages 16 and over, a $30 materials fee will be added to the tuition.
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.
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.
 
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