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Forging Fire Tools
Forging Fire Tools | Apr 1-9:30 AM | $185
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 174
Apr 1, 2 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 185
$ 167
$ 35

Instructor: Jim Joblin

Forge your own fireplace tool set! In this weekend workshop, you will complete a fire poker, fire tongs and a shovel. Keep the set for yourself or gift it to someone special. Prerequisite : Beginning Blacksmithing Supply fee : $35


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Workshop: Pen Turning
Workshop: Pen Turning | Apr 1-10:00 AM | $190
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 210
Apr 1 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Saturday
1
$ 190
$ 171
$ 40

Instructor: Daniel Pittsford

Learn to do Pen Turning and make a writing instrument with visiting instructor and master pen-wright Daniel Pittsford. Beginner-expert turners and woodworkers welcome - After this fun, and surprisingly easy one day class, you will be able to use your lathe in confidence and turn out beautiful, one-of-a-kind, high-quality pens and mechanical pencils that will make superb gifts for the Holidays or other special occasions. You will leave with two new pen creations and increased confidence in the turning studio. (Remember, Pratt has paid access to woodworking studio space if you don't have your own tools)!  Supply Fee: $40


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Workshop: Spoon Carving
Workshop: Spoon Carving | Apr 1-10:00 AM | $286
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 184
Apr 1, 2 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 286
$ 257
$ 40

Instructor: Scott Brown

Learn the craft of creating an elegant wooden spoon using intuitive methods. This course is designed to be approachable for both beginner and intermediate level students. It will cover how to select wood, design, and use a combination of hand & power tools for carving an heirloom quality kitchen spoon that you will cherish for years to come. Supply Fee: $40


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Welding Night
Welding Night | Apr 7-6:00 PM | $85
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 347
Apr 7 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Friday
1
$ 85
$ 77
$ 0

Instructor: Brandon Bowman

Spend an evening welding. This class is designed as a short, fun welding experience and demonstration of the MIG welding process. It is a great opportunity to explore what the Pratt fabrication shop has to offer and make a sculpture or small stand. If you're not sure if you want to take a full length welding class, this is an entertaining way to try it out before registering.


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Workshop: Bent Laminations in Vacuum Press
Workshop: Bent Laminations in Vacuum Press | Apr 8-10:00 AM | $280
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 211
Apr 8, 9 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 280
$ 252
$ 60

Instructor: Brian Watson

From custom skateboards to fine furniture to sculpture, vacuum-press technology allows woodworkers the ability to give wood a fluid form with convex and concave curves. It's also a great way to glue veneer to substrates. Learn how to bend wood using wood veneer and vacuum press glue-ups. On day one in this class, you'll make your own negative mold from rigid foam to shape wood around, cut and glue up a stack of wood veneers, and press them onto the mold using a vacuum press. On day two, you'll cut, trim, and sand your bent-wood creation, or make another mold. Bring your ideas, drawings, and designs, and see how you can bend wood. (Maximum size of project that can fit in Pratt's vacuum presses is 10x41").  Supply Fee: $60


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Beginning Scrollsawing
Beginning Scrollsawing | Apr 11-10:00 AM | $275
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 213
Apr 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 30
Jun 6 | 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Tuesday
8
$ 275
$ 250
$ 80

Instructor: TBA TBA

This course covers all the techniques, history and information about scroll saws, blade selection, accessories and materials, shop safety and wood selection. We will go through exercises that set the framework for inlay, relief cuts, boxes and baskets, fretwork, portraits, puzzles, 3D compound cutting, segmentation and introduction to intarsia. Students are strongly encouraged to bring their own scroll saws, only 2 scrollsaws will be available for non-owners planning to buy their own saws. **THIS CLASS COST HAS BEEN INTENTIONALLY DISCOUNTED BY $185 PER STUDENT TO OFFSET THE COST OF PURCHASING YOUR OWN SCROLLSAW TO BRING TO CLASS**   Supply Fee: $80


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Continuing Blacksmithing : Introduction to Tool Making
Continuing Blacksmithing : Introduction to Tool Making | Apr 11-6:00 PM | $350
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 180
Apr 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tuesday
6
$ 350
$ 315
$ 65

Instructor: Brian Stahly

This six week class will walk you through the steps to forge and heat treat basic tools every blacksmith needs in their tool box including chisels, tongs and handled top tools will be covered along with heat treating. Not only will you gain the knowledge and skills to make your own tools, you will keep what you made in the class. Prerequisite : Beginning Blacksmithing or equivilant. Supply fee : $65


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Green Spoon Carving: Make Your Own Tools
Green Spoon Carving: Make Your Own Tools | Apr 12-6:00 PM | $395
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 214
Apr 12, 19, 26
May 3 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
4
$ 395
$ 355
$ 60

Instructor: Tom Henscheid

Learn to carve spoons the "old fashioned" way, with whatever tools you have handy wherever you happen to be. We will cover green (wet, freshly harvested) wood carving techniques from axe work to knife work to work holding and wood selection. Then we will learn to make the custom tools you need to make your own spoons- hook knives and work holding devices.  Supply Fee: $60


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Introduction to TIG Welding
Introduction to TIG Welding | Apr 12-6:00 PM | $370
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 200
Apr 12, 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
6
$ 370
$ 333
$ 45

Instructor: Andy Fallat

Now that you've been through the beginning welding and fabrication class, take this opportunity to spend some time on the TIG torch and hone your skills as a fabricator. TIG welding gives you the ability to make small clean welds that are super strong. It also broadens your capability to work with non ferrous metals such as stainless steel and bronze. This skill is used in the high end fabrication world as well as with bronze casting artists. Weather you have a specific project in mind or you just want to learn this valuable skill, this will be a great way to continue your interest in metalwork. Prerequisite : Beginning Welding or equivalent. Supply fee : $45


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Continuing Blacksmithing: Creative Techniques
Continuing Blacksmithing: Creative Techniques | Apr 13-6:00 PM | $350
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 191
Apr 13, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday
6
$ 350
$ 315
$ 40

Instructor: Lisa Geertsen

The main objective of this class is to focus on skill building and creative thinking. You will explore more advanced techniques such as chisel work, upset corners, rivets and a small amount of nonferrous. This class is meant to enhance the skills and controlled hammer work learned in Beginning Blacksmithing. You will also learn how to use these more advanced techniques in creating decorative elements for functional applications. Prerequisite: Beginning Blacksmithing or equivalent Supply Fee $40


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Couples Forging Day
Couples Forging Day | Apr 15-10:00 AM | $170
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 202
Apr 15 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Saturday
1
$ 170
$ 153
$ 0

Instructor: Scott Szloch

Spend an evening forging with someone special. This class is designed as a short, fun blacksmithing experience and demonstration of basic forging processes. It is a great opportunity to explore what the Pratt forging shop has to offer, make a sculpture, hooks, or just enjoy hammering and twisting! If you're not sure if you want to take a full length forging class this is an entertaining way to try it out. The cost of this class covers you and your guest. Prerequisite: None


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Workshop: Introduction to Woodworking
Workshop: Introduction to Woodworking | Apr 15-10:00 AM | $385
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 215
Apr 15, 16 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 385
$ 350
$ 85

Instructor: Steve Dando

This class is designed to be the core introductory class that covers good studio practices while learning how to safely use all of the equipment and tools in the main woodworking studio.It will also be the primary prerequisite class for most of the more advanced woodworking classes.Based around several small projects designed by the instructor, you will gain enough experience to comfortably and safely use each piece of equipment, as well as an understanding of its benefits and limitations. This is a great way to begin woodworking or to refine the skills that you already have. Class time will be split between demonstrations, and individual hands-on shop time creating small projects from start to finish. Prerequisite: None Supply Fee $85


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Beginning Blacksmithing
Beginning Blacksmithing | Apr 17-6:00 PM | $350
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 310
Apr 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Monday
6
$ 350
$ 315
$ 35

Instructor: KT Hancock

Pratt offers one of the few blacksmithing programs in the region. Blacksmithing, or forging, is about transforming and shaping mild steel through the use of heat. Using basic techniques such as hammering, twisting, tapers, bends, and splits, you will have the opportunity to create sculptural and functional objects. Everyone is welcome, whether you're interested in taking more advanced blacksmithing classes or you just want a basic understanding of the process. Prerequisite: None Supply Fee $35


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Beginning Woodturning
Beginning Woodturning | Apr 17-6:00 PM | $395
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 216
Apr 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Monday
6
$ 395
$ 356
$ 60

Instructor: David Lutrick

Learn the basics of turning wood on a lathe. In this class we will learn about spindle (between center) turning as well as the basics of creating bowls. Proper technique and safety will be the focus in order to give the students the confidence to create whatever shapes and forms they choose. Also covered will be the fundamentals of finishing and sharpening. This is the prerequisite for any of the advanced turning classes. Supply Fee: $60


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Beginning Blacksmithing
Beginning Blacksmithing | Apr 19-6:00 PM | $350
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 187
Apr 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
6
$ 350
$ 315
$ 35

Instructor: Brian Stahly

Pratt offers one of the few blacksmithing programs in the region. Blacksmithing, or forging, is about transforming and shaping mild steel through the use of heat. Using basic techniques such as hammering, twisting, tapers, bends, and splits, you will have the opportunity to create sculptural and functional objects. Everyone is welcome, whether you're interested in taking more advanced blacksmithing classes or you just want a basic understanding of the process. Prerequisite: None Supply Fee $35


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Introduction to Handtool Joinery
Introduction to Handtool Joinery | Apr 19-6:00 PM | $380
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 217
Apr 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
6
$ 380
$ 342
$ 60

Instructor: Steve Dando

Sick of the noise and dust of a power tool woodshop? Limited on space to work, but still want to have the opportunity to make things with your hands, even at your own kitchen table? Gain confidence and build your woodworking skillset by adding handtool joinery to your arsenal. Whether you are a beginner woodworker or a powertool expert, this class is a great way to dip your toes in the handtool woodworking world. We will use the 9 basic woodworking handtools to teach the three basic forms of joinery: Mortise and Tenon, Housed Dadoes, and Dovetails. Bring your own tools to tune up and sharpen in class, or take the class and find out which tools are really essential to handtool woodworking. Supply fee $60


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Beginning Woodworking
Beginning Woodworking | Apr 20-6:00 PM | $420
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 219
Apr 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday
6
$ 420
$ 378
$ 85

Instructor: Dan Morgan

This class is designed to be the core introductory class that covers good studio practices while learning how to safely use all of the equipment and tools in the main woodworking studio. It will also be the primary prerequisite class for most of the more advanced woodworking classes. Based around several small projects designed by the instructor, you will gain enough experience to comfortably and safely use each piece of equipment, as well as an understanding of its benefits and limitations. This is a great way to begin woodworking or to refine the skills that you already have. Class time will be split between demonstrations, and individual hands-on shop time creating small projects from start to finish. Prerequsite: None Supply Fee $85


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Traditional Wood Finishes: Shellac and Milk Paint
Traditional Wood Finishes: Shellac and Milk Paint | Apr 20-6:00 PM | $150
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 218
Apr 20, 27 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday
2
$ 150
$ 135
$ 60

Instructor: TBA TBA

Michele Morton is an absolute expert on wood finishes. In this two week class, she will introduce and instruct on the application of two traditional wood finishes, shellac and milk paint. The first class will be more lecture-focused, while the second class will be hands-on. Students will be invited to bring in their own pieces to finish, or will be provided sample projects to finish. Supply fee: $60


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Ladies Forging Night
Ladies Forging Night | Apr 21-6:00 PM | $85
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 51
Apr 21 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Friday
1
$ 85
$ 77
$ 0

Instructor: Alair Wells

Spend an evening forging! This class is designed as a short, fun blacksmithing experience and demonstration of basic forging processes taught by one of our female instructors. It is a great opportunity to explore what the Pratt forging shop has to offer in a non-intimidating, female friendly environment. If you're not sure if you want to take a full length forging class this is a way to meet an instructor and try it out before registering. Prerequisite: None


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Ladies Welding Night
Ladies Welding Night | Apr 21-6:00 PM | $85
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 50
Apr 21 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Friday
1
$ 85
$ 77
$ 0

Instructor: Carla Grahn

Spend an evening welding! This class is designed as a short, fun welding experience and demonstration of basic fabrication processes taught by one of our female instructors. It is a great opportunity to explore what the Pratt welding shop has to offer in a non-intimidating female friendly environment. If you're not sure if you want to take a full length forging class this is a way to meet an instructor and try it out before registering. Prerequisite: None


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Damascus:Introduction to Pattern Welded Steel
Damascus:Introduction to Pattern Welded Steel | Apr 22-10:00 AM | $230
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 178
Apr 22, 29 | 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Saturday
2
$ 230
$ 210
$ 70

Instructor: Celeste Tracy

Damascus steel, the stuff of ancient legends, is taken one step further in the current way of replicating it by forge welding layered steel with a hydraulic press. Celeste Tracy has been making Damascus at Pratt for nine years and continues to be fascinated with the process. She will familiarize students with this process by using Pratt's Damascus forge and hydraulic press built specifically for this purpose. This technique opens up the possibilities of a myriad of designs and uses for the patterned steel produced. The student will come away with a billet ready to transform into a future work of art. Prerequisite: beginning blacksmithing or previous experience. Supply fee: $70


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Workshop: Bent Laminations in Vacuum Press
Workshop: Bent Laminations in Vacuum Press | Apr 22-10:00 AM | $285
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 282
Apr 22 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Saturday
1
$ 285
$ 252
$ 90

Instructor: Brian Watson

From custom skateboards to fine furniture to sculpture, vacuum-press technology allows woodworkers the ability to give wood a fluid form with convex and concave curves. It's also a great way to glue veneer to substrates. Learn how to bend wood using wood veneer and vacuum press glue-ups. On day one in this class, you'll make your own negative mold from rigid foam to shape wood around, cut and glue up a stack of wood veneers, and press them onto the mold using a vacuum press. On day two, you'll cut, trim, and sand your bent-wood creation, or make another mold. Bring your ideas, drawings, and designs, and see how you can bend wood. (Maximum size of project that can fit in Pratt's vacuum presses is 10x41").   Supply Fee: $90


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Workshop: Pen Turning
Workshop: Pen Turning | Apr 22-10:00 AM | $190
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 220
Apr 22 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Saturday
1
$ 190
$ 171
$ 40

Instructor: Daniel Pittsford

Learn to do Pen Turning and make a writing instrument with visiting instructor and master pen-wright Daniel Pittsford. Beginner-expert turners and woodworkers welcome - After this fun, and surprisingly easy one day class, you will be able to use your lathe in confidence and turn out beautiful, one-of-a-kind, high-quality pens and mechanical pencils that will make superb gifts for the Holidays or other special occasions. You will leave with two new pen creations and increased confidence in the turning studio. (Remember, Pratt has paid access to woodworking studio space if you don't have your own tools)!  Supply Fee: $40


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Beginning Welding and Fabrication
Beginning Welding and Fabrication | Apr 23-6:00 PM | $465
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 318
Apr 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21, 28
Jun 4, 11 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sunday
8
$ 465
$ 419
$ 60

Instructor: Mark Rudis

Introduce yourself to the useful and versatile skills needed to begin working with steel. You'll learn oxy-acetylene and MIG welding as well as plasma-cutting and metal fabrication equipment including the bandsaw, chopsaw, drillpress, grinders, shears, and benders. This class is designed for anyone looking to incorporate metal into their artistic and technical vocabulary. Attending the first two classes is imperative. Prerequisite: None Supply Fee $60


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Intermediate Woodworking: Individual Projects
Intermediate Woodworking: Individual Projects | Apr 25-6:00 PM | $319
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 221
Apr 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
6
$ 319
$ 287
$ 65

Instructor: Steve Dando

Have you taken a beginning Woodworking class but still need help refining how to apply those skills to create the projects you have planned? This class is designed for those students who have hands-on experience but want guidance planning and realizing a project that may seem too ambitious to tackle alone. The class will meet and discuss projects individually and as a group. From there, the instructor will assist students with the design and layout in of their project and demonstrate specific skills based on the needs of the students. It is a great way to take on that project you have been thinking about with the assistance of the instructor to problem solve along the way. Prerequisite: Beginning Woodworking or equivalent Supply Fee $65


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Woodturning: Lidded Boxes
Woodturning: Lidded Boxes | Apr 25-6:00 PM | $380
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 222
Apr 25
May 2, 9, 16 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tuesday
4
$ 380
$ 342
$ 85

Instructor: David Lutrick

In this class learn many ways to create amazing little containers using the lathe. Learn the art of turning small intricate boxes with lids that fit perfectly. We will work with a variety of local northwest woods. We will also discuss the process you will use for collecting and drying your own materials at home. Prerequisite: Beginning Woodturning Supply Fee $85


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Creative Metalworking: Forging and Welding
Creative Metalworking: Forging and Welding | Apr 27-6:00 PM | $370
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 189
Apr 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25
Jun 1 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday
6
$ 370
$ 333
$ 45

Instructor: Carla Grahn

Gain a basic understanding of forging, metal-forming, and welding in this introductory class. Learn how to bend, shape, twist, texture, and join steel to create decorative and organic forms without focusing too heavily on traditional, more technical processes of Pratt's other blacksmithing classes. By combining elements of fabrication and metal forming, you'll become comfortable in both shops and get a taste for the techniques you might want to explore more at Pratt. Prerequisite: None Supply Fee $45


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Workshop: Introduction to Woodturning
Workshop: Introduction to Woodturning | Apr 29-10:00 AM | $200
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 223
Apr 29 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Saturday
1
$ 200
$ 180
$ 15

Instructor: David Lutrick

Want to get your toes wet in the wood turning world? Come learn the basics of spindle turning and how to turn a small bowl. If you can't commit to the full 6 week beginning turning class, this is a great chance to learn the basics.  Supply Fee: $15


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Introduction to Welding and the Sculptural Form
Introduction to Welding and the Sculptural Form | May 1-6:00 PM | $465
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 193
May 1, 8, 15, 22
Jun 5, 12, 19, 26 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Monday
8
$ 465
$ 418
$ 45

Instructor: Bill Baber

While covering the same technical material as Beginning Welding and Metal Fabrication, this class is designed to also increase your understanding of sculpture and the elements and principles of 3D design. You will become familiar with welding processes, as well as plasma cutting and shop equipment. By blending both technical and aesthetic skills, you will gain confidence working with steel and also see and create with purpose. Attending the first two classes is mandatory. Prerequisite: None Supply Fee $45


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Relief Carving with Saman
Relief Carving with Saman | May 1-6:00 PM | $395
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 224
May 1, 8, 15, 22
Jun 5, 12 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Monday
6
$ 395
$ 356
$ 40

Instructor: Saman Shojaei

Learn the art of relief carving with sharp chisels from a classical perspective. Saman will teach how to excavate a 3D design from a 2D surface, all the while teaching technique and safety. You will learn basic curved chisel sharpening techniques and gain confidence in your hand tool woodworking skillset. Supply Fee: $40


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Beginning Welding and Fabrication
Beginning Welding and Fabrication | May 2-6:00 PM | $465
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 194
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Jun 6, 13, 20 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tuesday
8
$ 465
$ 418
$ 60

Instructor: Carla Grahn

Introduce yourself to the useful and versatile skills needed to begin working with steel. You'll learn oxy-acetylene and MIG welding as well as plasma-cutting and metal fabrication equipment including the bandsaw, chopsaw, drillpress, grinders, shears, and benders. This class is designed for anyone looking to incorporate metal into their artistic and technical vocabulary. Attending the first two classes is imperative. Prerequisite: None Supply Fee $60


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Forging with the Power Hammer
Forging with the Power Hammer | May 6-10:00 AM | $215
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 196
May 6, 7 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 215
$ 195
$ 25

Instructor: Scott Szloch

This course will focus on familiarizing you with the new power hammer in the forging shop. Learn how to safely operate this machine including set-up, maintenance and ergonomics. The power hammer allows artists to work efficiently and effectively texturing and shaping larger stock sizes. This is a great opportunity to learn about the hammer and you will qualify to be accessed on this equipmend by the end of the class. Prerequisite: Beginning and Continuing Blacksmithing or equivilant Supply fee: $25


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Intermediate Bronze Casting
Intermediate Bronze Casting | May 6-9:00 AM | $235
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 199
May 6, 13, 20, 27 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Saturday
4
$ 235
$ 212
$ 115

Instructor: Henry Jackson-Spieker

Intended for experienced investment casters, this class will provide the time, materials, guidance, and a pour! Day one: discuss project and sprue your prepared wax pattern. Day two: invest your work. Day three: cast. Day four: devest and finish your piece. You'll be allowed one single or two small investments. Come to the first class with a completed wax pattern or mold ready to pour your wax positive. The cost of bronze is not included in the tuition. Prerequisite: Introduction to Bronze Casting Supply Fee $115


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Continuing Stone Carving
Continuing Stone Carving | May 7-9:00 AM | $355
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 192
May 7, 14, 21, 28
Jun 4, 11, 18, 25 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Sunday
8
$ 355
$ 320
$ 0

Instructor: Sabah Al-Dhaher

In this class for continuing stonecarving students, you'll learn how to design a piece from start to finish -- from sketching on paper to using your skills to transfer that design to stone. The class will include further discussion of tools, types of stone, and a deeper exploration of carving processes. To get the most out of this class, you must be comfortable with using hand, power, and pneumatic carving tools. Prerequisite: Beginning Stonecarving


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Intermediate Woodturning
Intermediate Woodturning | May 10-6:00 PM | $429
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 225
May 10, 17, 24, 31
Jun 7, 14 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
6
$ 429
$ 386
$ 85

Instructor: Tom Henscheid

Our Primary focus in this class will be bowl turning. We will explore turning seasoned wood as well as freshly harvested wet wood. Learn to create open footed and round bottom bowls as well as semi closed 'pots'. Creating textured surfaces and creative finishes will be covered. Supply Fee $85


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Beginning Bronze Casting
Beginning Bronze Casting | May 11-6:00 PM | $395
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 198
May 11, 18, 25
Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday
8
$ 395
$ 355
$ 115

Instructor: Mark Walker

Learn the ancient 'lost wax' casting process. First, you'll learn basic moldmaking to duplicate a design in wax. This wax copy is then 'invested' in a plaster and sand mixture. Then the wax will be burned out of the plaster, leaving a void to be filled with bronze. Finally, finish your bronze and color it through 'chasing' and 'patination' techniques. All materials except the cost of bronze are included in supply fee. Prerequisite: None Supply Fee $115


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Workshop: Chainsaw Use and Safety
Workshop: Chainsaw Use and Safety | May 13-10:00 AM | $286
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 283
May 13, 14 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 286
$ 257
$ 30

Instructor: Brian Watson

Knowing how to safely use a chainsaw can open up new worlds for woodworkers of all kinds, to make use of local trees that have fallen. Knowing how to safely use a chainsaw is also an invaluable skill for people who manage property, burn wood, or want to use a chainsaw in the yard. In this hands-on 2-day workshop, you will learn the physics of how a chainsaw works, how to protect yourself from the saw and other hazards, how to safely start and run a chainsaw, and how to safely approach various cutting situations. You will also learn basic chainsaw maintenance and how to change and sharpen a chain. You will learn by doing in this class, and will cut up large chunks of wood to practice various chainsaw skills, such as cross-cutting, ripping, and rough-forming. Supplies Fee: $30


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Couples Forging Day
Couples Forging Day | May 20-10:00 AM | $170
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 201
May 20 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Saturday
1
$ 170
$ 153
$ 0

Instructor: Scott Szloch

Spend an evening forging with someone special. This class is designed as a short, fun blacksmithing experience and demonstration of basic forging processes. It is a great opportunity to explore what the Pratt forging shop has to offer, make a sculpture, hooks, or just enjoy hammering and twisting! If you're not sure if you want to take a full length forging class this is an entertaining way to try it out. The cost of this class covers you and your guest. Prerequisite: None


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Workshop: Introduction to Woodturning
Workshop: Introduction to Woodturning | May 20-10:00 AM | $200
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 226
May 13 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Saturday
1
$ 200
$ 180
$ 15

Instructor: David Lutrick

Want to get your toes wet in the wood turning world? Come learn the basics of spindle turning and how to turn a small bowl. If you can't commit to the full 6 week beginning turning class, this is a great chance to learn the basics.  Supply Fee: $15


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Workshop: Introduction to Woodworking
Workshop: Introduction to Woodworking | May 20-10:00 AM | $385
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 234
May 20, 21 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 385
$ 350
$ 85

Instructor: Steve Dando

This class is designed to be the core introductory class that covers good studio practices while learning how to safely use all of the equipment and tools in the main woodworking studio. It will also be the primary prerequisite class for most of the more advanced woodworking classes. Based around several small projects designed by the instructor, you will gain enough experience to comfortably and safely use each piece of equipment, as well as an understanding of its benefits and limitations. This is a great way to begin woodworking or to refine the skills that you already have. Class time will be split between demonstrations, and individual hands-on shop time creating small projects from start to finish. Prerequisite: None Supply Fee: $85


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Master Artist: Martha Collins Wood Laminations
Master Artist: Martha Collins Wood Laminations | May 22-9:30 AM | $595
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 306
May 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
5
$ 595
$ 536
$ 85

Instructor: Martha Collins

This 5-day master class is intended to show the students different methods of lamination that they can incorporate into their woodworking as embellishment or as works of art. Skills introduced: Designing laminate with either end grain or side grain; millwork of rough stock for flatness, parallel and true edges; band sawing with fence for dimension; grain orientation; methods of clamping, with a fence or with shims; re-truing surface; slicing laminate on band saw and preparing other stock necessary for the second lamination; re-lamination; re-slicing of laminate now ready for inclusion in project. Supply Fee: $80


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Forging Fire Tools
Forging Fire Tools | May 27-9:30 AM | $185
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 197
May 27, 28 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 185
$ 167
$ 35

Instructor: Jim Joblin

Forge your own fireplace tool set! In this weekend workshop, you will complete a fire poker, fire tongs and a shovel. Keep the set for yourself or gift it to someone special. Prerequisite : Beginning Blacksmithing Supply fee : $35


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Workshop: Spoon Carving
Workshop: Spoon Carving | May 27-10:00 AM | $286
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 185
May 27-May 28 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat
2
$ 286
$ 257
$ 40

Instructor: Scott Brown

Learn the craft of creating an elegant wooden spoon using intuitive methods. This course is designed to be approachable for both beginner and intermediate level students. It will cover how to select wood, design, and use a combination of hand & power tools for carving an heirloom quality kitchen spoon that you will cherish for years to come. Supply Fee: $40


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