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Axe Forging Workshop
Axe Forging Workshop
Jun 3, 4 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 353
Jun 3, 4 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 150
$ 135
$ 80

Instructor: David Tuthill

Come explore the craft of the hand forged axe. In this workshop we will explore a number of techniques including; axe design, basic metallurgy and steel selection, tooling, forging, working with a striker, heat treating, and hafting a handle. Students will combine these skills to produce a small backcountry, or wilderness axe that you can take on your next outdoor venture. Come prepared to work hard and have a great time! Basic forging knowledge is helpful but not necessary. Supply fee $80

Non-Member: $ 150
Members: $ 135
Supply Fee: $ 80

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Continuing Blacksmithing : Introduction to Tool Making
Continuing Blacksmithing : Introduction to Tool Making
Jun 5, 12, 26
Jul 3, 10, 17 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 355
Jun 5, 12, 26
Jul 3, 10, 17 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Monday
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

Non-Member: $ 350
Members: $ 315
Supply Fee: $ 65

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Beginning Blacksmithing
Beginning Blacksmithing
Jun 6, 13, 20, 27
Jul 11, 18 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 356
Jun 6, 13, 20, 27
Jul 11, 18 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tuesday
6
$ 350
$ 315
$ 35

Instructor: Jason Reed. Brown

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

Non-Member: $ 350
Members: $ 315
Supply Fee: $ 35

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Beginning Blacksmithing
Beginning Blacksmithing
Jun 7, 14, 21, 28
Jul 5, 12 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 371
Jun 7, 14, 21, 28
Jul 5, 12 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
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

Non-Member: $ 350
Members: $ 315
Supply Fee: $ 35

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Hollow Form Fabrication
Hollow Form Fabrication
Jun 7, 14, 21, 28
Jul 5, 12 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 359
Jun 7, 14, 21, 28
Jul 5, 12 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
6
$ 370
$ 333
$ 45

Instructor: Andy Fallat

In this course we are going to be transforming flat patterns in to volumetric solids. The patterns will be generated by the students or adapted from an existing pattern to accommodate different methods of joinery. We'll use cold and hot connections in sheet metal and some extrusions to bring drawings into form. Topics covered will be: 1. Shop geometry 2. bending forming and rolling sheet metal 3. templates, jigs, and bucks 4. designing for hardware and when to just weld it. 5. 2-d to 3-d layout Anticipate making two to three objects ranging in scale from a coffee cup to a waste paper basket. We'll put to test the idea that if you can make it in paper you can make it in steel. Prerequisite - none. Supply fee - $45

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

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Intermediate Woodworking: Individual Projects
Intermediate Woodworking: Individual Projects
Jun 7, 14, 21, 28
Jul 5, 12 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 378
Jun 7, 14, 21, 28
Jul 5, 12 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
6
$ 319
$ 288
$ 0

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


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Beginning Woodworking
Beginning Woodworking
Jun 8, 15, 22, 29 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 4
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 379
Jun 8, 15, 22, 29 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday
4
$ 310
$ 279
$ 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: $ 310
Members: $ 279
Supply Fee: $ 85

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Beginning Blacksmithing
Beginning Blacksmithing
Jun 10, 17, 24
Jul 1, 8, 15 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 384
Jun 10, 17, 24
Jul 1, 8, 15 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Saturday
6
$ 350
$ 315
$ 35

Instructor: Scott Szloch

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

Non-Member: $ 350
Members: $ 315
Supply Fee: $ 35

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Intermediate Bronze Casting
Intermediate Bronze Casting
Jun 10, 17, 24
Jul 8 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Sessions: 4
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 372
Jun 10, 17, 24
Jul 8 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Saturday
4
$ 235
$ 212
$ 115

Instructor: Ed Thayer

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

Non-Member: $ 235
Members: $ 212
Supply Fee: $ 115

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Workshop: Beginning Relief Carving: Acanthus Panel
Workshop: Beginning Relief Carving: Acanthus Panel
Jun 10, 11 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 380
Jun 10, 11 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 295
$ 265
$ 60

Instructor: Brian Takeuchi

In this class we will explore the Norwegian version of this sublime and ancient style of carving.The class will begin with a series of sample carvings with individual leaves in order to build general competence with the tools techniques and line-flow before moving you on to more advanced acanthus patterns. The class will also cover basic carving safety, sharpening and tool maintenance. Acanthus is a plant that grows in the Mediterranean. The earliest use of acanthus ornament is in Greek stone carving commonly used to decorate capitals and freezes. However this style outlived the Greek civilization and enjoyed popularity all over Europe. Most European countries developed their own distinct twist that can be used to identify where it was made.

Non-Member: $ 295
Members: $ 265
Supply Fee: $ 60

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Handtool Woodorking: Build a Bookshelf
Handtool Woodorking: Build a Bookshelf
Jun 13, 20, 27
Jul 11, 18, 25 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 374
Jun 13, 20, 27
Jul 11, 18, 25 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tuesday
6
$ 395
$ 355
$ 100

Instructor: Steve Dando

In this class, we will teach beginner-advanced woodworkers the basics of handtool use and how to incorporate handtools into your every-day woodworking. All skill levels are welcome in this class which will cover basic tools needed, their use, sharpening and tuning up handtools for optimal performance, and the three basic types of joinery- dovetails, a housed dado, and Mortise and Tenon joinery. All these joints will be incorporated into a bookshelf as the final class project.

Non-Member: $ 395
Members: $ 355
Supply Fee: $ 100

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Workshop: Introduction to Woodworking
Workshop: Introduction to Woodworking
Jun 17, 18 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 375
Jun 17, 18 | 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 $85

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

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Advanced Welding and Fabrication
Advanced Welding and Fabrication
Jun 18, 25
Jul 2, 9, 16, 23 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 370
Jun 18, 25
Jul 2, 9, 16, 23 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sunday
6
$ 445
$ 400
$ 45

Instructor: Mark Rudis

Continuing welders and fabricators: take this class to expand your skills and learn TIG welding for stainless steel, aluminum, and bronze. Learn how to design and plan a project, including layout, preparing cost estimates, purchasing materials, and troubleshooting fabrication problems. Bring your own ideas and learn processes to help you complete your project. Prerequisite: Beginning Welding and Metal Fabrication or Equivalent Supply Fee $45

Non-Member: $ 445
Members: $ 400
Supply Fee: $ 45

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Forging Night
Forging Night
Jun 23-Jun 23 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 386
Jun 23-Jun 23 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Fri
1
$ 85
$ 77
$ 0

Instructor: Jim Joblin

Spend an evening forging. 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 before registering. Prerequisite: None

Non-Member: $ 85
Members: $ 77


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Welding Night
Welding Night
Jun 23 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 383
Jun 23 | 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.

Non-Member: $ 85
Members: $ 77


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Beginning Woodturning
Beginning Woodturning
Jun 26
Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 373
Jun 26
Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Monday
6
$ 395
$ 355
$ 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: $ 355
Supply Fee: $ 60

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Beginning Welding and Fabrication
Beginning Welding and Fabrication
Jun 27
Jul 11, 18, 25
Aug 1, 8, 15, 22 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 8
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 357
Jun 27
Jul 11, 18, 25
Aug 1, 8, 15, 22 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tuesday
8
$ 465
$ 419
$ 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

Non-Member: $ 465
Members: $ 419
Supply Fee: $ 60

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Intermediate Woodturning
Intermediate Woodturning
Jun 28
Jul 5, 12, 19, 26
Aug 2 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 376
Jun 28
Jul 5, 12, 19, 26
Aug 2 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
6
$ 429
$ 386
$ 90

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

Non-Member: $ 429
Members: $ 386
Supply Fee: $ 90

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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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