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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
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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

WT7204 June 24 2017 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday (Turning Studio)

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.
Learn to Turn a Simple Box
Tuition $110.00

Materials Fee: $12.00
Beginner
Don Metz

WT7303 July 1 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.
Learn to Turn! Wk 1 morning session
: $250.00

Youth

YP7315 Jul 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 2017 (9am-12pm) Mon-Fri (Turning Studio)

This course will focus learning the basics of wood turning by making fun projects. The focus will be on spindle turning and understanding safety, attributes/grain of wood, parts of the lathe, and key lathe tools. Projects will include a magic wand, spinning tops of several kinds decorated with markers, and a ball in a cup game, etc. We'll begin with basic exercises to develop skill at the lathe, and then move to projects based upon those skills.
Learn to Turn! Wk 1 afternoon session
: $250.00

Youth

YP7316 Jul 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 2017 (1-4pm) Mon-Fri (Turning Studio)

This course will focus learning the basics of wood turning by making fun projects. The focus will be on spindle turning and understanding safety, attributes/grain of wood, parts of the lathe, and key lathe tools. Projects will include a magic wand, spinning tops of several kinds decorated with markers, and a ball in a cup game, etc. We'll begin with basic exercises to develop skill at the lathe, and then move to projects based upon those skills.
Turning an Ice Cream Scoop
Tuition $80.00

Materials Fee: $15.00
Beginner
Don Metz

WT7304 Aug 5 2017 (10am-2pm) Saturday (Turning Studio)

A sweet treat deserves a sweet scoop. This class covers wood preparation for turning the scoop's handle. The scoop is removable and dishwasher safe, Wood selection and finishes will be covered. Ages 16 and older. 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.
Bowl Turning 101
Tuition $240.00

Materials Fee: $30.00
Beginner
Jim Degen

WT7302 Aug 26 & 27 2017 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday/Sunday (Turning Studio)


Students will learn to make wooden bowls on the lathe from start to finish. Topics will include lathe operation and safety, wood preparation, safe tool handling procedures, creating the final shape, sanding and finishing. Students can expect to complete two hardwood bowls. Ages 16 and over. A materials fee of $30.00 will be added to the tuition.
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Woodturning
Tuition $240.00

Beginner
Jim Degen

WT7401 Nov 18 & 19 2017 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday/Sunday (Turning Studio)

From spindle to bowl, this class will provide you with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of woodturning in a fun, open and sharing atmosphere. Whether you're a rank beginner or need to improve your current skills, you will be guided through proper tool selection, sharpening, safety and technique to allow you to realize the vast possibilities of turning. Ages 16 and over. A materials fee of $25.00 will be added to the tuition.

   
 
 
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