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Furniture Upholstery: bulk, bulges & raw edges – W0102-18

Date: Jun 04 - 15, 2018

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Tina Ortman

Tuition: $1,075
Studio Fee: $200
Registration Fee: $45

Enhance your furniture design with the addition of pattern, texture and comfort in a workshop that explores the possibilities of upholstery. Starting with a basic chair, we strip the layers to discover...

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Strategies in Woodworking:tools & techniques – W0101-18

Date: Jun 04 - 08, 2018

Skill Level(s): I i

Instructor(s): Mark Tan

Tuition: $875
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45

Build your confidence and your skillset with a solid knowledge of basic woodworking techniques in this hands-on course. Learn important aspects of the craft, such as safely choosing the right wood, the...

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Sculptural Carving: spoons – W0305-18

Date: Jun 18 - 22, 2018

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Julian Watts

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45

Explore the potential of woodcarving by transforming the wooden spoon into an abstract, sculptural object. In this class we discuss the intersection of craft, design and art, and challenge our preconceptions...

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Simple Cabinet: basic woodworking techniques – W0406-18

Date: Jun 25 - 29, 2018

Skill Level(s): II to III i

Instructor(s): Jason Schneider

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45

Embark on the artistic adventure of cabinetry. In this workshop, we explore the craft of building a small wall-hung cabinet with a hinged door and a drawer. This class is a study of basic construction...

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Shaping It Up: designing furniture – W0508-18

Date: Jul 02 - 06, 2018

Skill Level(s): I to II i

Instructor(s): Andy Buck

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45

Investigate construction and form for refining shapes and explore new ideas in designing for furniture making in this engaging week long workshop. We discuss different approaches to design and sources...

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Alternative Materials: cardboard construction – W0507-18

Date: Jul 02 - 06, 2018

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Jason Schneider

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45

Take a fresh look at an everyday material, and then apply your new perspective to three-dimensional design. Corrugated cardboard has inherent character and beauty. A useful versatility and undulating patterns...

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Experimental Lighting: form & volume – W0610-18

Date: Jul 09 - 13, 2018

Skill Level(s): I to III i

Instructor(s): Russell Baldon & Andy Buck

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45

Join us in an exploration of innovative lighting as we integrate form, shadow and light in a week-long workshop that takes a close look at new perspectives. We wander between the realms of art, design,...

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Rebels in Paradise: Critical Dialog – A0601-18

Date: Jul 09 - 10, 2018

Skill Level(s): Open to All i

Instructor(s): Hunter Drohojowska-Philp & Roy Dowell

Tuition: $350
Studio Fee: $15
Registration Fee: $0

9 AM – 12:30 PM, Monday – Tuesday Discounted registration is available for National Council Members.  Please call Marit Evans, (970) 923-3181 x243 to register. In 1960s Los Angeles, the brimming...

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Woodworking Mechanics: playful mechanisms – W0712-18

Date: Jul 16 - 20, 2018

Skill Level(s): I to II i

Instructor(s): Russell Baldon

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45

Join us for a week of playful toy and object making, we will encourage and guide beginning and intermediate students to make their own automated and mechanical toys and sculptures. We will explore a range...

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Veneering for Furniture: the table – W0813-18

Date: Jul 23 - Aug 03, 2018

Skill Level(s): II to III i

Instructor(s): Scott Grove

Tuition: $1,075
Studio Fee: $200
Registration Fee: $45

Take your furniture making craft to a new level of elegance and intrigue. Wood veneer has been around for over 6,000 years. This ancient craft was created from the nest wood, and with consistency in figure,...

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Alternate Self: sculpting the figure in wood – W0914-18

Date: Jul 30 - Aug 03, 2018

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Santiago Cal

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45

Learn how to transform an idea into a sculpted wood figure in this comprehensive introductory course. You are guided through the process from idea generation to carving and finishing techniques. We each...

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Woodworking for the Kitchen-W1027-18

Date: Aug 06 - 10, 2018

Skill Level(s): Open To All i

Instructor(s): Mark Tan

Tuition: $475
Studio Fee: $75
Registration Fee: $45

TIMES: 1PM – 5PM Impress your family and friends with a wide variety of objects made during this workshop. All projects are kitchen related and include the use of all woodworking machinery and techniques....

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The CNC: why, when & how – W1118-18

Date: Aug 13 - 17, 2018

Skill Level(s): II to III i

Instructor(s): Rich Tannen

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45

Combine the traditions of furniture making with modern technology in an intensive hands-on workshop that explores the creative potential of the Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) router. We address...

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The Opinionated Beginner: furniture design – W1117-18

Date: Aug 13 - 17, 2018

Skill Level(s): I to II i

Instructor(s): Brad Reed Nelson

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45

Build, craft, create and learn in this excellent introduction to making furniture with an emphasis on design. This workshop is geared toward students with an interest in design and the confidence in their...

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Making a Traditional Puzzle Box – W1220-18

Date: Aug 20 - 24, 2018

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Kagen Sound

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45

Take the guesswork out of puzzle box making in a fun and functional course that explores the secrets of artistic traditions. In this workshop, we discover the Japanese art of making a secret opening box...

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Introduction to Rhino & the CNC – W1221-18

Date: Aug 20 - 24, 2018

Skill Level(s): I to II i

Instructor(s): Fabiano Sarra

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45

Join us in this week-long workshop as we explore the fundamental applications of the Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) router. Students learn the process of drawing and preparing digital models in...

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Alternative Woodworking: wearable wood – W1323-18

Date: Aug 27 - 31, 2018

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Michaela Stone

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45

Expand the design possibilities of wood by transforming it into fabric. This unique, multi-faceted course explores techniques of combining wood with leather and other textiles in order to create unique...

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Studio Intensive: bending the line – W1526-18

Date: Sep 10 - 28, 2018

Skill Level(s): II to IV i

Instructor(s): Adrian Ferrazzutti

Tuition: $1,475
Studio Fee: $225
Registration Fee: $45

Master how to bend wood to create dynamic furniture or pure sculpture, and add depth and develop new dimensions and possibilities in your furniture making. We explore basic to advanced techniques to bend...

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