ROCKPORT â€“ There is still time to register for one session of the popular Basic Woodworking course at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. The two week course runs from August 30 – September 10 and will be taught by Peter Korn, the Centerâ€™s Executive Director and Leslie Webb, an alumna of the school who has gone on to success as a self-employed furniture designer. This popular workshop offers students the opportunity to learn the essentials of furniture making, with an emphasis on traditional hand skills. Participants range from the absolute beginner to experienced woodworkers who want to refine their craftsmanship.
Since the Centerâ€™s founding in 1993, more than 1000 students have taken the Basic Woodworking course, which is offered five times a year with an enrollment limit of 12. Many have developed a true passion for woodworking as a result. Amy Spenciner of Cayuta, NY took Basic Woodworking earlier this summer and found the course inspirational. She has recently returned to campus to expand her woodworking skills with additional workshops. â€śIn Basic Woodworking I learned to trust my hands. The class environment was great â€“ a real community of friends,â€ť says Spenciner.
To register for Basic Woodworking or to learn more about other course offerings, please call the school at 207-594-5611, Monday through Friday from 9-5. Further information on courses and registration can also be found at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanshipâ€™s website: www.woodschool.org.
The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship is a nonprofit woodworking school with a mission to provide the best possible education for people who want to design and build functional and expressive work out of wood to the highest standard of craftsmanship. The campus is located at 25 Mill Street in Rockport, Maine, and is open to the public Monday-Friday from 9am to 5 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.
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Telephone Number: (207)594-5611