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Wooden bowls are unique, practical and fun to make. Work on lathes using woodworking tools to finish a bowl in a day. Instruction and first attempts are in the the morning; in the afternoon there will be time for guided practice and finishing.
Building upon the information, tools, and techniques covered in the Basic Woodworking class or for new students with previous woodworking experience. Students will continue working on current projects as well as beginning new ones approved by the instructor. Understanding wood and wood movement, purchasing raw lumber, furniture joinery, finishing...
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Includes a comprehensive review of tools and techniques for beginning wood workers. Hand and Power tools, joinery, and finishes with be explored. You are encouraged to purchase and fabricate at least one woodworking project. Students are responsible for purchasing their own materials including Wood, glass, hardware, and any other items needed...
introduction to the joy of creating useful and artful objects of wood on the lathe. Students will learn the basics of woodturning and create several small projects. Instructor’s demonstrations alternate with guided practice at the lathe, students learning at their own pace. Tools and materials provided. Essentials of safety will be emphasized....
Students will develop skills in the use of traditional turning tools and complete a variety of projects that utilize specific skills. Instructor’s demonstrations alternate with guided practice at the lathe, students learning at their own pace. Tools and materials provided. Essentials of safety will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Basic Woodturning...
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Van Gogh Paintologist will teach a hands-on class that will introduce you to the unique qualities of Van Gogh Fossil Paint and Beeswax Finishes. This is for the DIY-er out there who wants to take a tired piece of furniture and turn it into the star of the show. There is no sanding or prep work involved in Van Gogh, just wipe down your piece...
This is a unique opportunity to sign up for a single day art class. This is designed for potential students who want to gain basic-level exposure to the visual arts at the Evanston Art Center. We want this to be a low stress, low commitment way to experience EAC offerings. One-day workshops in other disciplines are also available.
Introduction to Woodworking is a comprehensive review of tools and techniques for beginning woodworkers. Topics covered will be: Hand + Power Tools, Joinery, Finishes, and Digital Slide Shows demonstrating these topics. Students will be expected to purchase a few items for weekly assignments.
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Use the magic of multi-axis turning to create seemingly impossible to turn shapes. This is lathe work on a whole new level. We’ll make boxes and goblets, napkin rings, tea-light and more! All materials and supplies are included.
Make an attractive, one-of-a-kind bird house using mid-century lumber reclaimed from Chicago buildings. In this hands-on workshop, you will: Learn how materials are reclaimed from demolition sites and the positive impact that sustainable demolition has on our resources and environment. Understand which species of woods are best for woodworking,...
Explore basic techniques in Adobe Illustrator to create templates and jigs and it’s benefits for woodworking and furniture making. Learning how to engrave patterns, logos, or names directly onto the material will also be discussed. A terrific addition for any woodworking student! Required Material: Bring along an external hard driver or zip disk....
Inviting birds into your garden is a great way to observe and learn about bird behavior, courtship, and nesting. Using a prepared kit, have fun building a birdhouse to take home and hang. Learn which birds in our area use birdhouses, different box shapes, sizes, placement, cleaning, and also habitat tips. All materials included.
Learn how to create custom wood inlay with a laser cutter. Each week we will create something different and then cut it out. Make a custom drink coaster, cuting board, and wall art out of hardwood.
Create your own hand-turned ornament as a holiday gift or for your own tree! Using various woodturning tools including lathes, you will learn how to safely turn your own ornament to take home at the end of the day! No experience necessary. All materials are included.
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