This class is a great opportunity to learn the fundamentals and the fine points of traditional joinery done entirely by hand. Everything from the basics of sharpening to the basics of furniture joints.
Join furniture maker and educator Andrew Hunter and spend three days learning the Japanese approach to joinery while working exclusively with handtools.
Many of you have expressed the desire to accompany CVSW director Bob Van Dyke on one of his frequent visits to the Yale Art Gallery’s Hume American Furniture Study Center in West Haven, CT.
Join nationally known inlay expert Steve Latta for a deep dive into a week of all things inlay!
This class will be a combination lecture, demonstration and hands-on session which will provide an overview of the history, tools, techniques and materials of upholstery.
This is a great beginning woodturning class- in a weekend format
The trade of blacksmithing is one of the most misrepresented and least understood of the ancient crafts. This introduction to basic blacksmithing will expose you to the fundamental skills needed to successfully transform plain iron into objects that are both useful and attractive.
In this class we jump into the world of electric guitar construction. Students will each build their own guitar based on the world famous Fender Telecaster (yeah- that’s the one Bruce Springsteen plays!) or the equally famous Fender Stratocaster.
This six evening class is designed for the beginning (or frustrated) woodturner and features extensive hands-on practice each night.
Mike South will introduce students to the basics of cutting and inlaying various types of shell products and other materials into musical instruments and other flat surfaces.