Wood Turning Classes

Turning Classes

The Center for Art in Wood has offered eight-week turning classes taught by notable wood turners. Class size is limited and participants must be 18 years of age or older.

Students learn to transform wood into art using a lathe and other specialized tools. Possible class projects include pens and pencils, candle holders, egg cups, bowls and jars, letter openers, and sculptural forms.

Note: there are no scheduled classes at this time. Please visit www.philadelphiawoodworks.com* for their class schedule if you are interested in receiving instruction in the meantime. Please refer to this page in the future–when classes at the Center are scheduled, the information will be posted here.

*Philadelphia Woodworks is not officially affiliated with The Center for Art in Wood.

 

Past Wood Turning Classes

Beginner and Beyond: September 18 - November 6, 2013

Non-Members: $320 ($35 material fee included)
Members: $288 ($35 material fee included)
Class size is limited to 5 Attendees for Turning Class.
A minimum of 4 attendees needed to run class.

The Center for Art in Wood is excited to announce its second turning class including beginner and intermediate turners! Come transform a piece of wood into an art form. We will explore ways to prepare wood for safely turning on the lathe as well as general safety around the shop. Things that will be covered include selection of wood, what to avoid, mounting the wood on the lathe, uses and care of the various tools and the beginning processes for your turning project. Then we will go on to ways of finalizing the turning and finish. Types of projects that will be possible include; pens & pencils, candle sticks, egg cups, weed holders, small bowls & jars, letter openers and other sculptural forms. Students should bring a high close up collar smock or shirt that can be put on backwards to keep chips from your going down your neck or in your pockets. Attendees must be 18 years or older to attend these classes and required to sign a hold harmless clause wavier

Samples of work by Instructor Konrad Richter

CLASS ITINERARY

– Review shop safety and Set up of equipment (eye protection, safe turning, etc.)
– Tour of Equipment and use (will be on going)

Beginner Project examples:
• Pens & Pencils project
• Offer to work with students wanting to process a pen, pocket watch, scoops, etc. (Penn State Industries kits)
• Weed Holder / Candle Stick
• Letter Opener / Sculptural Form
• Egg Cups / Jars / Small Bowls

Beyond Itinerary (for intermediate and more experienced turners)

This class will take woodturning to the next level of turning, building on the experiences of our first beginner class. Our techniques will include the use of multi axis and hollow form spindle turning. Projects will include decorative tree ornaments, jewelry forms, hollow vessels and more.

Beginner and Beyond: April 10 – May 29, 2013

Non-Members: $320 ($35 material fee included)
Members: $288 ($35 material fee included)
Class size is limited to 5 Attendees for Turning Class.
A minimum of 4 attendees needed to run class. Register today!

The Center for Art in Wood is excited to announce its first turning class! Come transform a piece of wood into an art form. With instructor Konrad Richter you will explore ways to prepare wood for safely turning on the lathe as well as general safety around the shop. Things that will be covered include selection of wood, what to avoid, mounting the wood on the lathe, uses and care of the various tools and the beginning processes for your turning project. Then the class will go on to ways of finalizing the turning and finish. Types of projects that will be possible include; pens & pencils, candle sticks, egg cups, weed holders, small bowls & jars, letter openers and other sculptural forms.

Attendees must be 18 years or older to attend these classes and required to sign a hold harmless clause wavier. Attendees are required to bring a high close up collar smock or shirt that can be put on backwards to keep chips from going down the neck or in pockets.

CLASS ITINERARY

Week 1
Review shop safety and set up of equipment (eye protection, safe turning, etc.)
Tour of Equipment and use (will be on going)
View project examples

Weeks 2 – 8 (projects)
Pens & Pencils project
Offer to work with students wanting to process a pen, pocket watch, scoops, etc. (Penn State Industries kits)
Weed Holder / Candle Stick
Letter Opener / Sculptural Form
Egg Cups / Jars / Small Bowls