thumb Pekovich Tea Chest 1 640Summer - Fall 2020 Class Schedule available. More fall classes coming soon. Click here for more information.

In Memory of Richard Bergen

Richard BergenIt is with great sadness that I tell you Richard Bergen lost his courageous battle with Leukemia on Thursday, April 9, 2020. He was a close personal friend for over 20 years and a huge asset in the school. Richard took dozens and dozens of classes over the years and assisted in most of the beginning classes for many years. Every studio photograph of the school furniture projects was done by Richard- free of charge!

Richard never hesitated to jump in and help out any time we needed it and was a huge help to hundreds of students..

He will be sorely missed.

Bob Van Dyke

Furniture Restoration Techniques with Teri Masaschi

 Learning how to restore antiques and fine furniture can open up the opportunity to create fine pieces for your home or to resell. This class will emphasize identifying pieces that should be restored or left in original condition, proper finish removal or cleaning, repairing veneer problems, common repairs such as expansion cracks, replacing or splicing in missing parts and carvings, re-gluing, coloring in repairs, the joy of hide glue, and the use of modern materials such as epoxies. Each student should begin well before the class, scouring the basement or flea markets to find a project that can be accomplished in one week and will be a good learning piece for the skill that is of most interest. Each project must be discussed with the instructor well before the actual class. Limit of 2 projects for each student. Painted pieces in need of stripping are usually not good for this class. Previous classes in finishing or a good base of finishing experience strongly recommended. Tuition: $545.00 (plus materials)

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