Marc Adams School of Woodworking The Premier Woodworking School in North America
Our 23rd Season Is Off to a Great Start!
We are thrilled to continue our 23rd season by providing you with the finest in hands-on woodworking education. Our new season promises to bring you an inspiring line-up of hands-on woodworking classes and workshops, taught by the very best woodworkers the world has to offer, in the best equipped facilities available anywhere in North America.
We kick off our tenth week of classes with one of the nation’s recognized authorities on Federal furniture and a long-time favorite instructor at the school, teaching “Apprenticeship: In The Federal Style with Steve Latta.” This two-week class will not only provide an extensive overview of furniture produced during the Federal period (1785–1840); it will also give the participants the opportunity to select and design an original furniture piece using the techniques of ornamentation commonly found in Federal pieces. Best of all, they will have Steve’s help and guidance as they work on developing individual designs appropriate for their piece. Having been a professional furniture maker for over three decades and a full-time teacher for the past seventeen years, Steve has both a mastery of the subject matter and a proven ability to teach it. Participants in this class will find it to be a transformative experience!
Meanwhile, in our Outpost bench room, we’re pleased to welcome Kathy Wise and Intarsia the Wise Way. In this very unique workshop, students will learn all the basic intarsia steps from the beginning to end. Scroll saw basics will be covered and her students will learn lots of tips and shortcuts for creating beautiful, one-of-a-kind intarsia masterpieces. Kathy will cover wood selection and color choices as well as how to sand and shape each piece to have depth for that perfect 3-D effect. By the end of the week, each participant will have completed a project, ready for finish. They will have also learned a unique skill to enhance their future woodworking projects.
Finally, we’re always excited to welcome back one of North America’s best woodturners to teach Creative Woodturning with Michael Hosaluk. Michael is recognized world-wide as one of the most creative woodturners working today. His students will learn spindle turning, bowl turning, hollow vessels and box making before they leave at the end of the week. They will also gain insight into off-center turning, tool refinement and modification, as well as oval turning. Best of all, they will get to explore the creative process with Michael by their side! No matter what their level of skill was upon arrival, Michael will see that they leave with a whole new appreciation for the creative process and a many more techniques to add to their turning arsenal. More importantly, they will have a whole new appreciation for what can be accomplished creatively on the wood lathe.
Just another “typical” week here at Marc Adams School of Woodworking!
Craftsman May Be Lying To You
By Scott Grove
The last time Scott Grove taught at the school, he shared this presentation, prepared for the TEDxFlour City Talks, during our Tuesday Night slide shows. In it, Scott addresses the rise of technologically driven production methods and its relation to our definition of traditional, hands-on craftmanship. Ultimately, he asks us to consider just what hand-made means in the 21st century and how do we communicate that our customers. It generated lots of discussion that week and we felt it important to share it with all of you. Enjoy!
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