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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.

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

Pens on the Lathe
Tuition $80.00

Materials Fee: $10.00
Don Metz

WT6401 Dec 3 2016 (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.
Learn to Turn!
Tuition $120.00

Materials Fee: $25.00
Alan Ganek

WT6408 Dec 8 2016 (10:30 am-5 pm) Thursday (Turning Studio)

This course will focus on learning the basics of woodturning by making children's toys. 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 cup game. Ages 16 and older. A materials fee of $25 will be added to the tuition.
Turn a Plate Bowl
Tuition $240.00

Materials Fee: $30
All Levels

Carl Ford

WT6407 Dec 10-11 2016 (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.
Bowl Turning 101
Tuition $240.00

Materials Fee: $30.00
Jim Degen

WT7101 Jan 7 & 8 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.
Woodturning Workshop
Tuition $600.00

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.
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