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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

Chairmaking and Design with Jeff Miller

jeff Miller chairA chair is one of the most rewarding projects you can tackle, but it is invariably a project with many challenges. Jeff Miller, author of Chairmaking & Design, and the creator of some 35 different chair designs, will guide students through the challenges of "joined" chairmaking (in contrast with Windsor chairmaking or post and rung chairmaking) as we tackle this extremely comfortable and versatile chair. In this 6-day class, students will learn: straightforward methods for cutting and shaping curved parts, bent lamination techniques, strategies and techniques to deal with the angled mortise and tenon joinery and joinery on curves, and to deal with the critical issues of chair comfort and structure. 
The skills learned in this class can then be applied to countless design variations, opening up an entire world of chair making opportunities. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of this country's formost chairmakers and instructors. Tuition: $795.00 plus materials
Section 081913A: Monday - Saturday, August 19 - 24, 9:00am - 5:00pm

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All I can say is WOW!  Mike Mascelli is absolutely terrific!  

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I took the weekend woodturning class this weekend with Cory Anderson and just wanted to let you know how fabulous I thought he was.

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