Mary May is the perfect instructor to introduce wood carving techniques into your repertoire. Each day her students built on the skills learned the previous day to arrive at floral, acanthus, shell and linenfold carvings they wouldn't have thought possible on Monday morning.
Bob Lang brings his knowledge of Arts & Crafts style furniture to bear as his class takes on the challenge of the classic Morris Chair. With lots of hard work on their part, they are well on the way to owning this timeless piece.
We kick our 2015 season off with 3 sold-out classes from 3 acknowledged experts in the woodworking field. In this class, Marc Adams leads one of our signature classes as his class progresses through the challenges of making great joinery in this transformational class. Using both hand-tools and machinery, they explore all the common furniture joints and leave with a large box of each type of joint.
Michael Fortune's students got a crash course in the challenging discipline of chair design this week. What started as a discussion of what makes a good chair quickly evolved into a room full of singular designs. With plenty of time to explore alternatives and many group discussion, everyone left with their own special chair designed.
We round out this week with a comprehensive overview of the art of woodturning with Alan Lacer. In just 5 short days his students got a taste of all the major categories of turned work including: spindle turning, bowl work, and making delicate lidded boxes. Everyone left with a healthy appreciation for the joys of woodturning.
Gary Striegler joins us for the first event of the new season - and it's a great day for student and instructor alike. Best of all, all proceeds from the day went to support the Roger Cliffe Memorial Fund. The RCMF helps worthy students who might not otherwise be able to afford to attend MASW. Our summer intern program is just one way the RCMF continues change woodworkers lives!