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2018    
Fall
Fri to Tue
Jul 12-16, 2019
5 Day Class (Over Weekend)

Space Available

Enrollment Open
$635
"An Exploration of Woodturning" class at the Peters Valley School of Craft in Layton NJ (in the Delware Water Gap National Recreation Area).

Note: This is my Woodturning Workshop class at Peters Valley. Their name for it is "An Exploration of Woodturning".

Turn what you like. Like what you turn! Create functional and artistic lathe turned objects in this 5 day class which will examine the evolution of turning and explore how the lathe and its tools are used today to produce art and functional products.

Topics will include wood selection and preparation, tool choice, use and control, spindle turning, bowl and vessel turning, hollow turning, and finishing. Participants of every skill level are welcomed and are free to explore their own projects, or they can use Mark Baker's project books as inspiration. You supply your own wood and finishing materials or you may purchase from the instructor. Discussion prior to the workshop with the instructor will take place about projects and materials 

Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond

Sign Up and Formal Class Description At: www.petersvalley.org
Fall
Sat & Sun
Oct 5-6, 2019
Weekend Class

Space Available

Enrollment Open
$380
"Turning an Heirloom" class at the Peters Valley School of Craft in Layton NJ (in the Delware Water Gap National Recreation Area).

Turning bowls, candle sticks, etc is fun. However, sooner or later they will end up in the back of a closet and then ... If you make a lamp it is something that can be passed down to future generations, long after you are gone.

Come turn an attractive modern lamp in this fun weekend workshop. You will learn all the steps needed to create a functional lamp such as long hole drilling, spindle turning for the lamp shaft and faceplate turning for the base.

At the end of this weekend you will go home with a nice lamp made by your hands. 

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner and Beyond

Sign Up and Formal Class Description At: www.petersvalley.org
Fall
Tuesday's
Sep-Dec
2019
9am-3:30pm
10 Day Class

Class Is Full

Tuition $700 +
Materials $0
"Tuesday Fall 2019 Woodturning Workshop" class in my Studio in Poughkeepsie NY.

Create functional and artistic lathe turned objects in this 10 session class.

Students of everl level are free to explore their own interests. Or I can suggest a path for students based on there interest in bowls, hollow forms, spindle turning, etc. Or we can do any mix of things.

I personally specialize in natural edge bowls, hollow forms and surface decorations. But, I have experience in and can teach, cut edge bowls, plates, platters, spindles, boxes, toys, lamps, etc. The only thing I don't do is segmenting.

Topics include wood selection and preparation, tool choice, tool use and control, spindle turning, bowl and vessel turning, hollow turning, finishing, etc.

Level: All Skill Levels (Novice, Intermediate or Expert). Ages 16 and over.

Dates: Any 10 out of 12 Tueday's between September 3rd and December 10th, 2019.
(Sept 3, 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, Nov 5, 12, 19, Dec 3, 10, 2019 (No class Oct 22, No class Oct 29, No class Nov 26 (Thanksgiving Week))

Time: 9am – 3:30pm (6 hrs with 1/2 hr break for lunch)

Number of Students: 3 max (Small class setting!)

Tuition $700.00 ($700 / 10 days = $70 per day / 6 hrs per day = $12 per hour, A really good deal!)

Location: At Carl Ford's Studio in Poughkeepsie NY.

My studio is a bright and cherry environment. Click here for more studio info, pictures and directions.

Click here for additional Class Information, Suggested Projects for Beginners and the Fine Print.

Note: The 2 students that I had in my Tuesday Winter 2019 class decided they wanted to come back for my Fall 2019 class. Thus I only had 1 opening in this class.

Email Carl Ford (carl@carlford.us) if you want to be added to the waiting list for this class.
Fall
Thursday's
Sep-Dec
2019
9am-3:30pm
10 Day Class

Class Is Full

Tuition $700 +
Materials $0
"Thursday Fall 2019 Woodturning Workshop" class in my Studio in Poughkeepsie NY.

Same class as above. Except it runs on Thursdays in my studio in Poughkeepsie NY.

Dates: Any 10 out of 12 Thursday's between September 5th and December 12th, 2019.
(Sept 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, Nov 7, 14, 21, Dec 5, 12, 2019 (No class Oct 24, No class Oct 31, No class Nov 28 (Thanksgiving Day))

Note: The 2 students that I had in my Tuesday Winter 2019 class decided they wanted to come back for my Fall 2019 class. Thus I only had 1 opening in this class.

See class above for Time, Tuition, etc.