I give wood turning classes at my workshop in Otisville, Michigan. Most of the teaching I do is either one on one as private lessons or small group instruction. I have two wood lathes so class sizes are small.
I teach the following classes in woodturning:
1. Beginning Bowl Turning - No experience necessary
2. Beginning Pens and Bottle Stoppers - No experience necessary
3. Natural Edged Bowls - Bowl turning experience needed
4. Hollow Forms - Bowl turning experience needed
5. Intermediate Bowl Turning and Coring - Bowl turning experience needed
All classes are a minimum four hours at $50/hour per person ($200) plus a $15 fee for materials. Beginning classes can usually be completed in 4 hours. More advanced sessions can often take extra time. Additional instruction after the first four hours is $50/hour. Most of the time you will leave with a completed project.
SPECIAL: Bring a friend. If you and a friend take the class together the cost is reduced to $150 each (instead of $200) and the time is extended to 6 hours of instruction.
The most popular class that I teach is Beginning Bowl Turning. You get 4 hours of instruction for $200. We cover the following: safety, the lathe, wood grain orientation, methods of attaching wood to the lathe, sharpening the bowl gouge, using the various cuts of the fingernail ground bowl gouge, finishing, and more. You will have plenty of time on the lathe and most people leave with a small bowl to keep. There is a maximum of two people per session for this class.
CONTACT ME TO SET UP A DAY AND TIME or if you have questions. Be sure to include a phone number, email address and other contact information.