Fundamentals in Woodturning – W0911-19

Date: Jul 29 - Aug 02, 2019

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Mark Tan

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $150
Registration Fee: $45


Let the chips fly as you explore spindle turning and enjoy the smooth buttery shavings of bowl turning in this fun and informative workshop. This exciting week is designed for participants who have little to no experience. Students become comfortable with the lathe and begin with spindle turning in between two centers, then progress to faceplate turning for bowl turning. Participants leave the workshop with a series of finished objects and an understanding of woodturning and its potential as an art form.

Media & Techniques:

An exploration in woodturning begins by working with both kiln-dried and green wood. Students are guided through the many aspects of woodturning from tool selection and sharpening to proper safety practices. Bowl turning basics are uncovered and the potential of finishes and surface design are revealed.


Students receive an introduction to the tools and techniques of woodturning and review safe working habits with in-depth demonstrations and group discussions. Slide presentations explore the potential of wood-turned objects. Participants spend time working on individual projects with plenty of one-on-one help.


Mark Tan is a studio furniture maker who received his degree in furniture design in the crafts & design program at Sheridan College in Toronto, Ontario. He is the Studio Coordinator for Furniture Design & Woodworking at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and has exhibited work in Canada and the United States.

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