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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
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Pens on the Lathe
Tuition $80.00

Materials Fee: $10.00
Don Metz

WT7406 Dec 23, 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.
Advanced Turning Techniques
Tuition $220.00

Materials Fee: $15.00
Don Metz

WT8104 Jan 13-14, 2018 Saturday 10am-3:30pm, Sunday 10am-4:30pm (Turning Studio)

Bring your bowls to a new level.
In this class you will learn how to add a beautiful and colorful rim to your work using resins. You will also learn to save a nice bowl blank that cracked while drying.
Students need to bring a dry, rough turned bowl 6"-8" in diameter, or may purchase one from the instructor at the class. Ages 18 and over, students must have bowl turning experience. A $15 material fee will be added to the tuition.
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Woodturning
Tuition $240.00

Jim Degen

WT8103 Jan 27 & 28, 2018 (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.

Woodturning Workshop
Tuition $700.00

All Levels
Carl Ford

WT8102 Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 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.
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