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Art of the Box: Contemporary Woodworking in Traditional Forms

Course Overview

Investigate infinite approaches and forms that a box can take on using both hand tools and machines. We will focus on exploring ideas and techniques that fall outside the typical six-sided container. Emphasis will be on shaping and sculpting pieces to create pleasing curves, unusual shapes and just about anything that falls into the category of fun and zany. A primary focus will be on carving patterns and applying color in a myriad of ways to the surface. Tools used will include, but not be limited to: carving tools, chisels, files and rasps, and some machinery. This is a great workshop to introduce the beginner to woodworking as well as an excellent opportunity for the seasoned woodworker to break into new territory. Workshop is open to all levels.


Sun, Sep 23rd, 2018  –  Tue, Sep 25th, 2018

Course Details

Length: 3 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Registration Cost: $350.00
Includes materials fee of $50.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • Safety Glasses & Ear Plugs-- these are provided but you may wish to bring your own that fit well for comfort
  • Carver’s Mallet

Optional Tools

  • Gouges: 9/3, 9/10, 12/6 (V parting tool), 9/5
  • Chisels: 1/8”, 1/4”, 3/8”
  • Rasps
  • Measuring Tools

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.