ROCKPORT – The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship is launching a new program of community woodturning courses this fall. These evening and weekend classes have been designed for the convenience of area residents who may not be able to schedule the full-time attendance required for the schoolâ€™s other programs.
To kick off community classes, two introductory-level woodturning courses will be offered in Nov. and Dec.. The first, Learn to Turn, is available in two different formats: either as a two-day weekend class (Nov. 6 & 7) or as a Tuesday evening class that runs for five consecutive weeks from 6-9 p.m., starting on Nov. 2.
The second class, Turning Holiday Ornaments, will be offered on the weekend of December 11 & 12. Both courses are taught by Stephen Gleasner, a nationally-known artist and wood turner from Appleton who regularly teaches at the Center. Additional courses and instructors will be announced for winter and spring.
Tuition for community classes is $270, and tools and materials are provided. No previous experience is necessary and the minimum age for participants is 16. The Centerâ€™s woodturning studio is equipped with state-of-the-art Oneway 1640 lathes. Class size is limited to 11 students, so that participants can get plenty of individual attention.
The introduction of community classes has been made possible, in part, through a grant from the Quimby Family Foundation of Portland, Maine.
The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship is a nonprofit, year-round school that offers courses in furniture making and related arts such as carving and woodturning. To register for community woodturning classes call the schoolâ€™s Student Services Coordinator, Dorrie Higbee, at 207-594-5611. Information may also be found at www.woodschool.org.
Contact Name: Dorrie Higbee
Telephone Number: (207)594-5611