Naturally Simple Woodworking with Wes Bushor April 27-May 1, 2020


$825 tuition + $70 materials
Students are encouraged to BYOW

Key Points:
*Why build natural
*Tools, simple with a soul
*Making joint pegs
*Gathering materials
*Concept and design
*Prepping unprocessed wood
*Joining round wood

Sold Out. Please Call Paula at 317-535-4013 to be added to the waiting list.


Every tree tells a story—a woodland vernacular. When building an item from its branches, we continue this story. By using unprocessed wood it’s possible to bring the natural beauty of the tree into the home. Wes will share his passion for creating furniture from natural wood using simple tools and techniques. In this class students will conceive, develop and build useful items using sticks, logs, boards and brush. Students will spend time in the MASW forest learning how to choose sticks and logs, what to look for that’s good and what not to use. Wes will lead students through the steps to prep the wood for making items. Each student will complete several small builds, as well as have time to work on a larger build of their choosing, such as sculptures, furniture, chairs and lamps. During the build process students will try different joining techniques, including making and using their own joint pegs. Materials will be provided for several small builds. Students are encouraged to bring sticks, logs, boards or brush that they would like to use, but this is not necessary. Every build is a new adventure when using crooked and twisted wood. Wes will help students get over the concept “It has to be square, level, and straight.” and shoot for fun, creative, and wild but still functional. WARNING: Nature walks will never be the same after taking this class!