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Students and instructors from all over the U. S. 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.

Below is a link to a video tour of our Turning Studio, from Carl Ford, one of our instructors:

http://carlford.info/blog/2017/11/bcc-woodturning-studio-tour-2017/

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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Bowl Turning 101
Bowl Turning 101
Tuition $240.00

Materials Fee: $30.00
Beginner
Jim Degen

WT8302 July 28 & 29, 2018 (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.
Fall Woodturning Workshop
Fall Woodturning Workshop
Tuition $700.00

All Levels
Carl Ford

WT8301 Sep 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20 (No class in Thanksgiving Week) , 27, Dec 4, 2018 (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.
http://carlford.info/blog/2017/11/bcc-workshop-class-winter-2018/
Intro to Woodturning - Bowls
Intro to Woodturning - Bowls
Tuition $120.00

Materials Fee: $20
All Levels

Carl Ford

WT8305 Sept 29, 2018 (9am-3:30pm) Saturday (Turning Studio)

This course is for people who have an interest in learning how to turn. Students will learn about, wood, the wood lathe, wood turning tools, and sharpening. The focus of this class is learning chuck turning skills. Students will learn how to use the bowl gouge, parting tool and shear scraper to turn a Bowl out of Cherry wood. Students can expect to complete one bowl.
There are no prerequisites for this class. It is open to complete beginners and beyond. Ages 16 and over, a $20 materials fee will be added to the tuition.
   
 
 
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