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Beginning Stone Carving
Beginning Stone Carving
Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Aug 6, 13, 20 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Sessions: 8
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 387
Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Aug 6, 13, 20 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Sunday
8
$ 355
$ 320
$ 0

Instructor: Sabah Al-Dhaher

Stonecarving has captured the imagination of artists throughout history for its permanence, tactility, and sensual beauty. Take advantage of Pratt's stone yard facility and begin working with soft stone. You'll learn both ancient and modern reductive sculpting techniques with hand carving tools, power tools, and pneumatics. This is a great way to learn about types of stone and how to work with them while producing a small piece by the end of the class. Students will purchase a piece of stone from Pratt on the first day of class. Prerequisite : None

Non-Member: $ 355
Members: $ 320


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Creative Metalworking: Forging and Welding
Creative Metalworking: Forging and Welding
Jul 6, 13, 20, 27
Aug 3, 10 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 382
Jul 6, 13, 20, 27
Aug 3, 10 | 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

Non-Member: $ 370
Members: $ 333
Supply Fee: $ 45

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Workshop : Forged Bracelet
Workshop : Forged Bracelet
Jul 7 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 385
Jul 7 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Friday
1
$ 85
$ 77
$ 0

Instructor: Brandon Bowman

Forge your own bracelet! This beginning level class is open to blacksmiths and jewelers and anyone willing to hit hot metal into a wearable shape. Come have fun and make a cool gift for you or someone special. Prerequisite : none.

Non-Member: $ 85
Members: $ 77


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Introduction to Welding and the Sculptural Form
Introduction to Welding and the Sculptural Form
Jul 10, 17, 24, 31
Aug 7, 14, 21, 28 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 8
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 381
Jul 10, 17, 24, 31
Aug 7, 14, 21, 28 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Monday
8
$ 465
$ 419
$ 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

Non-Member: $ 465
Members: $ 419
Supply Fee: $ 45

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Workshop: Chainsaw Use and Safety
Workshop: Chainsaw Use and Safety
Jul 15 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 377
Jul 15 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Saturday
1
$ 286
$ 257
$ 40

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

Non-Member: $ 286
Members: $ 257
Supply Fee: $ 40

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Workshop: Pen Turning
Workshop: Pen Turning
Jul 22 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 427
Jul 22 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Saturday
1
$ 190
$ 171
$ 30

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)!

Non-Member: $ 190
Members: $ 171
Supply Fee: $ 30

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Adorable Forging
Adorable Forging
Jul 24, 31
Aug 7, 14 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 4
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 421
Jul 24, 31
Aug 7, 14 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Monday
4
$ 200
$ 180
$ 25

Instructor: Brandon Bowman

This wearable art forging class will be fun and light hearted. It is a beginning level class open anyone wanting to challenge themselves to work small, or wanting to try something new.  Learn to finesse your hammer work and forging skills working in small scale. You will learn to forge delicate forms in ferrous and non ferrous metals. Jewelers and/or blacksmiths are welcome. Prerequisite: none Supply fee; $35

Non-Member: $ 200
Members: $ 180
Supply Fee: $ 25

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Tiny Woodworking: Workbench
Tiny Woodworking: Workbench
Aug 2, 9, 16, 23 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 4
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 434
Aug 2, 9, 16, 23 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
4
$ 220
$ 198
$ 0

Instructor: Steve Dando

Tiny Woodworking is a fantastic way to feed your love for all things tiny. In this class we will make a fully functional 1/4 scale Rubou workbench and other shop furniture. Even if you're not that into miniatures, it's a great class to improve your handtool woodworking and other basic woodworking skills. All levels of woodworkers welcome.

Non-Member: $ 220
Members: $ 198


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Beginning Bronze Casting
Beginning Bronze Casting
Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Sep 7, 14, 21 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 8
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 420
Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Sep 7, 14, 21 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday
8
$ 395
$ 356
$ 115

Instructor: Eva Funderburgh Hollis

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

Non-Member: $ 395
Members: $ 356
Supply Fee: $ 115

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Beginning Woodworking
Beginning Woodworking
Aug 3, 10, 17, 24 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 4
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 428
Aug 3, 10, 17, 24 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday
4
$ 380
$ 342
$ 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

Non-Member: $ 380
Members: $ 342
Supply Fee: $ 85

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Workshop: Introduction to Woodworking
Workshop: Introduction to Woodworking
Aug 5, 6 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 429
Aug 5, 6 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 288
$ 260
$ 30

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 $30

Non-Member: $ 288
Members: $ 260
Supply Fee: $ 30

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Master Artist Workshop : Introduction to Stone Carving
Master Artist Workshop : Introduction to Stone Carving
Aug 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 | 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Sessions: 5
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 458
Aug 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 | 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
5
$ 415
$ 374
$ 0

Instructor: Katherine McDevitt

Katherine McDevitt has resided in Mexico since 1977 pursuing and teaching her love of stone carving. Come spend the week immersed in the creative process of transforming stone. This class will introduce the student to the subtractive process. You will explore types of forms that are suitable for the medium, and examine works by sculptors such as Arp, Brancusi, Moore, Noguchi, as well as ancient sculpture. Each student will design their own sculpture using plastilene or styrofoam to make a maquette for the stone. Students will then learn to transfer their model onto the stone, and with the use of hand tools, shape the material. Students should expect to finish their carving by the end of the course. This class is open to all levels, but no experience is necessary. Prerequsite : none

Non-Member: $ 415
Members: $ 374


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Introduction to Tool Making for Woodworkers
Introduction to Tool Making for Woodworkers
Aug 8, 15, 22, 29 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 4
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 437
Aug 8, 15, 22, 29 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tuesday
4
$ 200
$ 180
$ 45

Instructor: Brian Stahly

This introductory class is for woodworkers who want to learn how to make their own tools. No blacksmithing experience necessary! You will learn to forge your own draw knife, marking knife and chisel. Students keep the tools they make. Prerequisite - none. Supply fee - $45

Non-Member: $ 200
Members: $ 180
Supply Fee: $ 45

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Intermediate Woodworking: Individual Projects
Intermediate Woodworking: Individual Projects
Aug 8, 15, 22, 29
Sep 5, 12 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 430
Aug 8, 15, 22, 29
Sep 5, 12 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tuesday
6
$ 319
$ 288
$ 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

Non-Member: $ 319
Members: $ 288
Supply Fee: $ 65

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Workshop: Introduction to Woodturning
Workshop: Introduction to Woodturning
Aug 12 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 431
Aug 12 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Saturday
1
$ 200
$ 180
$ 40

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.

Non-Member: $ 200
Members: $ 180
Supply Fee: $ 40

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Beginning Woodturning
Beginning Woodturning
Aug 14, 21, 28
Sep 11, 18, 25 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 432
Aug 14, 21, 28
Sep 11, 18, 25 | 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

Non-Member: $ 395
Members: $ 356
Supply Fee: $ 60

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Original Resin Sculpture
Original Resin Sculpture
Aug 19, 20, 26, 27 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Sessions: 4
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 436
Aug 19, 20, 26, 27 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Sat, Sun
4
$ 225
$ 203
$ 0

Instructor: Louise Warner

This course will guide each student to use their imagination or idea and turn it into a sculpture of their own. Come to the first class with a fun idea to inspire! A picture, sketch or magazine image is very helpful. Something with movement works best. Remember to keep it fairly simple in design since we will keep these sculptures to a scale close to 12'x 8'. The first step will be building an armature and base followed by using the two part resin putty to build out your form. Students will then use a Dremel tool to sculpt the finishing touches and finish with a custom patina. Materials for this course are specifically listed in the confirmation email and will cost between $50 and $75 per student and are supplied by the student.

Non-Member: $ 225
Members: $ 203


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Workshop: Spoon Carving
Workshop: Spoon Carving
Aug 26, 27 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 433
Aug 26, 27 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 286
$ 258
$ 0

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

Non-Member: $ 286
Members: $ 258


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