This week we added another discipline to the techniques taught at MASW and it's boatbuilding! David Orth joins us to teach his students how to make a sea kayak using the stitch-n-glue technique. They all succeeded in making this light, strong and sea-worthy craft while learning another valuable skill.
Jeff Headley and Steve Hamilton bring their period furniture expertise to bear as their class builds an authentic Virginia slant top desk with secret compartments. Luckily, after a week with Jeff and Steve, the secrets of building this classic piece have been revealed to those luckily enough to attend this class.
We welcome Jennifer Shirley back to showcase her skills in woodturning and advanced embellishment in this exciting (and very productive!) class. Her students began by learning to turn bowls (and vessels...and platters) that were elegant all by themselves. She then showed them how to take elegance up a notch with first rate embellishments like color, wood burned patterns and carvings. Everyone left with a host of new ideas for their next woodturning.
Gary Striegler is synonymous with high-end architectural trim and details and his techniques are referenced all around the country thanks in part to his prominence on the front cover of Fine Homebuilding magazine. This week his students tackle everything from doors to windows and, of course, curved trim!
Our marquetry class is a staple of the school and there's nobody better able to teach the subject than our own Marc Adams. This week he steps his students through the basics, starting with parquetry, and then plunges full force into the art that is "painting with wood." And the results are stunning!
It was a pleasure to kick our 2nd week of the season off with the return of Michael Hosaluk. Michael is internationally recognized as one of the world's most creative woodturner. This week he shares his knowledge with a group of lucky students who took to his examples with enthusiasm!