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Newly equipped! Students and instructors from all over the United States and beyond are drawn to Brookfield Craft Centerís 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.


Square Plates and Bowls
Tuition $120.00

Materials fee: $15.00
Intermediate
Jim Degen
WT6301 Jul 30, 2016 (10:00am-4:30pm) Saturday (Turning Studio)

Square is good, as all things are not round. In this class students will learn to create square shaped plates and shallow bowls on the lathe. Starting with an "almost square' arched plate to learn the basic concepts of turning a non-round shape, students will progress to a square plate or shallow bowl of their own design. All phases will be covered, from initial stock preparations to final sanding and finishing. Students should have some previous bowl turning experience. Ages 16 and over, a materials fee of $15 will be added to the tuition.
Salad Servers
Tuition $120.00

Materials fee: $10
Intermediate

Jim Degen
WT6302 Jul 31, 2016 (10am - 4:30pm) Sunday (Turning Studio, Railroad Building)

In this fun one-day class students will make a pair of salad servers of their own design from a hardwood of their own choosing. Beginning with stock preparation, initial turning, and final shaping and finishing, students will learn the entire process. Students should have some previous wood turning experience such as Intro to the Lathe or Bowl Turning 101. Ages 16 and over, a $10 materials fee will be added to the tuition.

Pens on the Lathe
Tuition $80.00

Materials Fee: $10.00
Beginner
Don Metz

WT6303 Aug 7 2016 (1-4pm) Sunday (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.
 
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