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Workshop: Introduction to Woodturning
Workshop: Introduction to Woodturning
Aug 18 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1298
Aug 18 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Saturday
1
$ 110
$ 99
$ 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. Supply fee: $40

Non-Member: $ 110
Members: $ 99
Supply Fee: $ 40

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Workshop: Spoon Carving
Workshop: Spoon Carving
Aug 25, 26 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1299
Aug 25, 26 | 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

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

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3 Tools And A Stool
3 Tools And A Stool
Sep 5, 12, 19 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 3
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1412
Sep 5, 12, 19 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
3
$ 177
$ 159
$ 40

Instructor: Steve Dando

Come take an introductory class on green woodworking. You'll start with learning about log selection. Then you'll use a froe to split a green log to make your seat blank and stool legs. If you have some artist tree branches laying around at home, bring them to use as stool legs! You'll use a drawknife for general shaping of parts, plus a brace and bit for the leg joint. This will be a fast-moving class, but you'll leave with a crude, simple stool that will have a lot of charm. Beginners welcome. Prerequisite: None. Supply fee: $40. Come prepared to spend lots of class time outdoors. When indoors, this class will meet in the woodturning studio. **Tools will be provided, but if you have your own: drawknife, spokeshave, brace and bit, bring them to class.

Non-Member: $ 177
Members: $ 159
Supply Fee: $ 40

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Beginning Blacksmithing
Beginning Blacksmithing
Sep 5, 12, 26
Oct 3, 10, 17 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1400
Sep 5, 12, 26
Oct 3, 10, 17 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
6
$ 374
$ 328
$ 35

Instructor: Lisa Geertsen

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  *** Please note *** this class skips 9/19 and resumes on 9/26 ***

Non-Member: $ 374
Members: $ 328
Supply Fee: $ 35

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Mixed Media Coffee Table
Mixed Media Coffee Table
Sep 5, 12, 19, 26
Oct 3, 10, 17 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 7
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1387
Sep 5, 12, 19, 26
Oct 3, 10, 17 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
7
$ 416
$ 374
$ 100

Instructor: Tom Henscheid

This class will bring together concrete, a live edge slab, and metal so that you can build your own beautiful mixed media coffee table or end table. No experience needed in any of these medias. Expert furniture maker and instructor Tom Hensheid will help you learn all the skills you need so that you end this class with a completed project. Come prepared to the first class with ideas on overall size as you will choose your slab and be making concrete forms and pouring concrete right away. From there, you will learn how to weld 3/8" x 3" flat bar stock and make your metal base. The class will then return to the wood studio to work on the wood slab, polish the concrete and then join the two pieces together. Finally, you will learn how to attach the top to the metal base you constructed. You'll complete the class with a one of a kind piece of furniture unique to you. All skill levels are welcome in this class, no prior experience with metal, wood or concrete is needed.

Non-Member: $ 416
Members: $ 374
Supply Fee: $ 100

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Woodburning and Painting
Woodburning and Painting
Sep 6, 13 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1415
Sep 6, 13 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday
2
$ 146
$ 131
$ 30

Instructor: Saman Shojaei

This class is a mix of pyrography and painting for anyone who has ever wanted to add designs or decorations to their woodworking projects. Saman will have a number of patterns available for the student to choose from. This class will be located in the wood turning studio. Supply fee: $30

Non-Member: $ 146
Members: $ 131
Supply Fee: $ 30

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Continuing Stonecarving
Continuing Stonecarving
Sep 9, 16, 23, 30
Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Sessions: 8
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1395
Sep 9, 16, 23, 30
Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Sunday
8
$ 395
$ 356
$ 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  

Non-Member: $ 395
Members: $ 356


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Beginning Blacksmithing
Beginning Blacksmithing
Sep 10, 17, 24
Oct 1, 8, 15 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1394
Sep 10, 17, 24
Oct 1, 8, 15 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Monday
6
$ 374
$ 337
$ 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

Non-Member: $ 374
Members: $ 337
Supply Fee: $ 35

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Beginning Woodturning
Beginning Woodturning
Sep 10, 17, 24
Oct 1, 8 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 5
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1417
Sep 10, 17, 24
Oct 1, 8 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Monday
5
$ 333
$ 300
$ 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. ***The turning studio now has one lathe that can be positioned for a seated turner. Please RSVP this lathe by contacting Kim McIntyre kmcintyre@pratt.org.

Non-Member: $ 333
Members: $ 300
Supply Fee: $ 60

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Compound Miters
Compound Miters
Sep 10 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1276
Sep 10 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Monday
1
$ 90
$ 81
$ 45

Instructor: Jamie Yocono

Ever want to learn how to incorporate compound miters into your woodworking projects? Visiting guest instructor Jamie Yocono from Las Vegas is coming to Pratt to teach an exciting class focused on demystifying compound miter. You'll end the 4 hour class with a completed project. Common completed projects for this class include a lamp base, planter box, umbrella holder, or unique box that can house a clock. Come with your own ideas with a medium sized project and Jamie will do her best to make them happen. Intermediate woodworking skills required.

Non-Member: $ 90
Members: $ 81
Supply Fee: $ 45

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Beginning Blacksmithing
Beginning Blacksmithing
Sep 11, 18, 25
Oct 2, 9, 16 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1399
Sep 11, 18, 25
Oct 2, 9, 16 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tuesday
6
$ 374
$ 328
$ 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: $ 374
Members: $ 328
Supply Fee: $ 35

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Beginning Welding and Fabrication
Beginning Welding and Fabrication
Sep 11, 18, 25
Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 8
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1401
Sep 11, 18, 25
Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tuesday
8
$ 499
$ 449
$ 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: $ 499
Members: $ 449
Supply Fee: $ 60

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Beginning Woodworking
Beginning Woodworking
Sep 13, 20, 27
Oct 4 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 4
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1419
Sep 13, 20, 27
Oct 4 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday
4
$ 322
$ 290
$ 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 power 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: $ 322
Members: $ 290
Supply Fee: $ 85

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Creative Metalworking: Forging and Welding
Creative Metalworking: Forging and Welding
Sep 13, 20, 27
Oct 4, 11, 18 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1402
Sep 13, 20, 27
Oct 4, 11, 18 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday
6
$ 385
$ 346
$ 35

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: $ 385
Members: $ 346
Supply Fee: $ 35

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Forging Night
Forging Night
Sep 14 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1403
Sep 14 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Friday
1
$ 88
$ 80
$ 0

Instructor: Scott Szloch

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: $ 88
Members: $ 80


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Welding Night
Welding Night
Sep 14 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1406
Sep 14 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Friday
1
$ 88
$ 80
$ 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: $ 88
Members: $ 80


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Intensive: Stone Sculpting Fundamentals
Intensive: Stone Sculpting Fundamentals
Sep 15, 16, 29, 30
Oct 13, 14, 27, 28 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

Sessions: 8
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1490
Sep 15, 16, 29, 30
Oct 13, 14, 27, 28 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Sat, Sun
8
$ 395
$ 356
$ 0

Instructor: Tamara Buchanan

Tamara Buchanan has been a member of the Nortwest Stone Sculptors Association since 1987 and regularly teaches workshops at their yearly Symposiums. 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. ***PLEASE NOTE*** This class meets every other weekend on Saturday and Sunday. Prerequisite: None. Supply fee: TBA

Non-Member: $ 395
Members: $ 356


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Continuing Blacksmithing: Rivets, Collars and Joinery
Continuing Blacksmithing: Rivets, Collars and Joinery
Sep 15, 22, 29
Oct 13 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Sessions: 4
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1411
Sep 15, 22, 29
Oct 13 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Saturday
4
$ 374
$ 337
$ 35

Instructor: Scott Szloch

This class will show students how to join parts together without the use of a welder. They will learn riveting, collars and other traditional joinery techniques. These processes have been used for centuries and provide a strong connection as well as an aesthetically beautiful element to your forged metalwork. Not only will you learn these valueable skills, but these techniques allow you to think differently about how you build your pieces. Prerequisite : Beginning Blacksmithing or equivalent. Supply fee - $35

Non-Member: $ 374
Members: $ 337
Supply Fee: $ 35

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Intermediate Bronze Casting
Intermediate Bronze Casting
Sep 15, 22, 29
Oct 6, 13 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Sessions: 5
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1407
Sep 15, 22, 29
Oct 6, 13 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Saturday
5
$ 244
$ 220
$ 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

Non-Member: $ 244
Members: $ 220
Supply Fee: $ 115

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Workshop: Introduction to Woodworking
Workshop: Introduction to Woodworking
Sep 15, 16 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1421
Sep 15, 16 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 300
$ 269
$ 50

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 $50

Non-Member: $ 300
Members: $ 269
Supply Fee: $ 50

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Workshop: Pen Turning
Workshop: Pen Turning
Sep 15 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1420
Sep 15 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Saturday
1
$ 198
$ 178
$ 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. ***The turning studio now has one lathe that can be positioned for a seated turner. Please RSVP this lathe by contacting Kim McIntyre kmcintyre@pratt.org.

Non-Member: $ 198
Members: $ 178
Supply Fee: $ 40

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Beginning Welding and Fabrication
Beginning Welding and Fabrication
Sep 16, 23, 30
Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 7
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1396
Sep 16, 23, 30
Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sunday
7
$ 499
$ 449
$ 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

Non-Member: $ 499
Members: $ 449
Supply Fee: $ 60

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Beginning Welding and Fabrication
Beginning Welding and Fabrication
Sep 17, 24
Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 7
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1398
Sep 17, 24
Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Monday
7
$ 499
$ 449
$ 60

Instructor: Bill Baber

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: $ 499
Members: $ 449
Supply Fee: $ 60

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Wood Theory & Joinery
Wood Theory & Joinery
Sep 17, 24 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1422
Sep 17, 24 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Monday
2
$ 125
$ 112
$ 0

Instructor: Peter Nawrot

It helps to understand the basic differences in wood, wood movement and how it may effect your next project. This class will introduce a variety of available woods for your next furniture project. We will look at physical examples of different species, discuss their properties, movement, grain patterns and tie it all into the basics of wood joinery. Learn the difference between primary and secondary woods, the strength of different species and how they relate to furniture construction, flat sawn vs. quarter sawn and the different grain patterns within. Choosing the right joinery for your project can be confusing, so will we look at physical examples of different joints and discuss the method behind each one. This class is designed for beginner woodworkers, you will leave with handouts and lots of new vocabulary.

Non-Member: $ 125
Members: $ 112


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Handtool Woodworking: 6 Board Chest
Handtool Woodworking: 6 Board Chest
Sep 18, 25
Oct 2, 9, 16, 23 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1423
Sep 18, 25
Oct 2, 9, 16, 23 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tuesday
6
$ 416
$ 374
$ 145

Instructor: Steve Dando

Are you ready to learn how to use handtools and make a classic woodworking project? Join us to make the 6 board chest. 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. The 6 board chest has been part of Western cultures for hundreds of years. Supply fee: $145.

Non-Member: $ 416
Members: $ 374
Supply Fee: $ 145

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Fun at the Forge
Fun at the Forge
Sep 20, 27
Oct 4, 11 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 4
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1416
Sep 20, 27
Oct 4, 11 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday
4
$ 208
$ 187
$ 35

Instructor: Kevin Peffers

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. During this short 4 week workshop, students will learn basic techniques such as drawing out, spreading, cutting, twisting and more. Possible projects include, nails, shoehorns, napkin rings and hooks. Everyone is welcome, whether you're interested in taking more advanced blacksmithing classes or you just want to try a quick class. Prerequisite: None Supply Fee $35

Non-Member: $ 208
Members: $ 187
Supply Fee: $ 35

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Workshop: Introduction to Woodturning
Workshop: Introduction to Woodturning
Sep 22 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1424
Sep 22 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Saturday
1
$ 114
$ 103
$ 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. Supply fee: $40. ***The turning studio now has one lathe that can be positioned for a seated turner. Please RSVP this lathe by contacting Kim McIntyre kmcintyre@pratt.org.

Non-Member: $ 114
Members: $ 103
Supply Fee: $ 40

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Moxon Vice
Moxon Vice
Sep 26
Oct 3 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1414
Sep 26
Oct 3 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
2
$ 135
$ 122
$ 130

Instructor: Steve Dando

Have you ever dreamed of having your own moxon vice? Now you can build one. Double screw vices have been around woodworking for 400 years, so lots of woodworkers have found them to be useful. A moxon vice is a great accessory to add to your work bench as it tightly holds your work and elevates your work at a more comfortable height while cutting dovetails and other hand cut joinery. Get a chance to use hybrid woodworking techniques to make your own moxon vice out of either quarter sawn or riftsawn hardwood. Hardware is sourced from Texas Heritage Woodworks. This is a short length class that can easily fit into a busy schedule. Due to the fast nature of this class, students should know the basics of using a jointer & table saw.

Non-Member: $ 135
Members: $ 122
Supply Fee: $ 130

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Beginning Bronze Casting
Beginning Bronze Casting
Sep 27
Oct 4, 11, 18, 25
Nov 1, 8, 15 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 8
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1408
Sep 27
Oct 4, 11, 18, 25
Nov 1, 8, 15 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday
8
$ 426
$ 384
$ 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: $ 426
Members: $ 384
Supply Fee: $ 115

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Beginning Relief Carving
Beginning Relief Carving
Sep 27
Oct 4, 11 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 3
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1426
Sep 27
Oct 4, 11 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday
3
$ 187
$ 168
$ 40

Instructor: Saman Shojaei

This class focuses on learning basic caving techniques, sharpening and fishing. Students will create a figure on a flat panel of wood. Saman will have a number of patterns available for the students to choose from. This class will be located in the wood turning studio. Supply fee: $40

Non-Member: $ 187
Members: $ 168
Supply Fee: $ 40

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Pen Turning for Seniors
Pen Turning for Seniors
Sep 27 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1425
Sep 27 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Thursday
1
$ 104
$ 94
$ 20

Instructor: Daniel Pittsford

Though all ages (over 16) are welcome, Seniors are encouraged to join this class!! 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 one new pen creation 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: $20. ***The turning studio now has one lathe that can be positioned for a seated turner. Please RSVP this lathe by contacting Kim McIntyre kmcintyre@pratt.org.

Non-Member: $ 104
Members: $ 94
Supply Fee: $ 20

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Ladies Forging Night
Ladies Forging Night
Sep 28 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1404
Sep 28 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Friday
1
$ 88
$ 80
$ 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

Non-Member: $ 88
Members: $ 80


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Workshop: Spoon Carving
Workshop: Spoon Carving
Sep 29, 30 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1427
Sep 29, 30 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 297
$ 267
$ 45

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: $45

Non-Member: $ 297
Members: $ 267
Supply Fee: $ 45

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Beginning Woodworking: Tool Tote
Beginning Woodworking: Tool Tote
Oct 1, 8, 15, 22 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 4
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1428
Oct 1, 8, 15, 22 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Monday
4
$ 322
$ 290
$ 85

Instructor: Peter Nawrot

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 power 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: $ 322
Members: $ 290
Supply Fee: $ 85

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Workshop: Carving in the Round
Workshop: Carving in the Round
Oct 6, 7 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1429
Oct 6, 7 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 229
$ 206
$ 45

Instructor: Saman Shojaei

In this class, a 3-dimensional animal will be carved. Students will learn about: wood selection, carving characteristics, preparing blanks, basic carving techniques, sharpening, and traditional oil finishes which may used on the project. This course is designed to be approachable for both beginner and intermediate level students. This class will be located in the wood turning studio. Supply fee: $45

Non-Member: $ 229
Members: $ 206
Supply Fee: $ 45

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Master Artist Workshop : Forged Flatware
Master Artist Workshop : Forged Flatware
Oct 8, 9, 10, 11 | 10:00 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 4
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1476
Oct 8, 9, 10, 11 | 10:00 AM-5:30 PM
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
4
$ 572
$ 515
$ 0

Instructor: David Harper. Clemons

Whether crude or refined, utensils exist in many cultures and have evolved through time. This class will explore the design and creation of simple eating utensils. Hot and cold forging techniques will be used to execute the initial forms. Consideration of file work, planishing, and polishing methods will be used to refine the utensils. Instructor David Clemons is a sculptor and metalsmith with experience from architectural metalwork to fine jewelry. He was a previous Artist in Residence at the University of Arkansas as well as an instructor and is currently based out of Penland, NC. This class is designed to appeal to jewelers as well as blacksmiths. A basic level of forging experience is ideal but not required. Prerequisite : Beginning Blacksmithing or equivalent strongly suggested.

Non-Member: $ 572
Members: $ 515


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Design With Line
Design With Line
Oct 10, 17, 24, 31 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 4
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1409
Oct 10, 17, 24, 31 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
4
$ 182
$ 164
$ 35

Instructor: KT Hancock

This workshop will take students through the process ofusing metal to create objects based onlines and silhouettes. Focusing on the development of objects from the inside out, students will create an object using jigs, fixtures, bending, welding and forming to construct volume. Some of the equipment involved will be welders, oxy-acetylene torches, grinders, benders rollers and saws. Some beginning welding and fabrication is beneficial, but not necessary. Prerequisite : none Supply fee : $35

Non-Member: $ 182
Members: $ 164
Supply Fee: $ 35

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Carving Tool Making
Carving Tool Making
Oct 11, 18 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1460
Oct 11, 18 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday
2
$ 156
$ 140
$ 200

Instructor: Ed Archie. NoiseCat

If you have an interest in carving, you'll need to invest in a tool set. Come take an introductory tool making class from Ed Archie NoiseCat. Ed has long worked with traditional carving tools. Blades will be provided from Kestrel Tool, located on Lopez Island and the class will be focused on making tool handles. Each student will complete a curved/crooked knife and a gutter adze handle made out of an alder elbow for their own tool collection. Demos and lessons will be given on how to use both tools. This class is a perfect introduction class for the Large Scale Monumental Carving class taught by Ed.

Non-Member: $ 156
Members: $ 140
Supply Fee: $ 200

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Workshop: Introduction to Woodworking
Workshop: Introduction to Woodworking
Oct 13, 14 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1430
Oct 13, 14 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 300
$ 269
$ 50

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 $50

Non-Member: $ 300
Members: $ 269
Supply Fee: $ 50

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Forged Masks
Forged Masks
Oct 20 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1410
Oct 20 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Saturday
1
$ 182
$ 164
$ 25

Instructor: Lauren Osmolski

Get ready for Halloween in the blacksmithing studio! Spend the day forging and forming your own copper mask for that upcoming Halloween party or Masquerade ball! Students will learn how to cut, texture and shape copper sheet metal into a wearable mask. If there is enough time and interest, coloration and finish will be discussed as well. This class is open to anyone. Some forging experience is great, but not necessary. Prerequisite : none. Supply fee: $25

Non-Member: $ 182
Members: $ 164
Supply Fee: $ 25

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Workshop: Introduction to Woodturning
Workshop: Introduction to Woodturning
Oct 20 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1431
Oct 20 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Saturday
1
$ 114
$ 103
$ 40

Instructor: Daniel Pittsford

Want to get your toes wet in the world of wood turning? Come learn the basics of spindle turning and turn an ornamental Candle Stand. If you can't commit to the full 6 weeks beginning turning class, this is a great chance to learn woodshop lathe basics, with three simple tools. (Remember, Pratt has paid access to woodworking studio space if you don't have your own tools!) Supply fee: $40. ***The turning studio now has one lathe that can be positioned for a seated turner. Please RSVP this lathe by contacting Kim McIntyre: kmcintyre@pratt.org.

Non-Member: $ 114
Members: $ 103
Supply Fee: $ 40

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Intermediate Woodworking: Individual Projects
Intermediate Woodworking: Individual Projects
Oct 24, 31
Nov 7, 14, 28
Dec 5 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1438
Oct 24, 31
Nov 7, 14, 28
Dec 5 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
6
$ 332
$ 298
$ 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. **Bring your wood and plans to the very first class.** Prerequisite: Beginning Woodworking or equivalent. Supply Fee $65. ***Please take note: this class skips the week of 11/21/18 due to many people traveling for Thanksgiving.***

Non-Member: $ 332
Members: $ 298
Supply Fee: $ 65

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Wood Carving Intensive: Puppets
Wood Carving Intensive: Puppets
Oct 24, 25, 26 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Sessions: 3
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1433
Oct 24, 25, 26 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Wed, Thu, Fri
3
$ 229
$ 206
$ 40

Instructor: Dmitri Carter

Create your very own hand-carved wooden marionette with help from Dmitri Carter. Dmitri is a founding member of Northwest Puppet Center/Carter Family Marionettes. He has traveled the globe performing and learning about various puppet traditions. Now you have the chance to learn some of the trade secrets of the puppet world. Through this class, you will learn how to build a marionette including different styles of articulated limbs and the methods to control your character. Starting with a block of wood, students will plan their character, carve, assemble the figure, articulate the moving parts and attach controls. This class will focus on carving by hand (not with power tools). Previous experience helpful but not necessary, even beginners are welcome. Just bring your creativity and learn to bring your own character to life as a marionette.

Non-Member: $ 229
Members: $ 206
Supply Fee: $ 40

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Beginning Woodworking
Beginning Woodworking
Oct 25
Nov 1, 8, 15 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 4
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1436
Oct 25
Nov 1, 8, 15 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday
4
$ 322
$ 290
$ 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 power 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: $ 322
Members: $ 290
Supply Fee: $ 85

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Large Scale Monumental Carving
Large Scale Monumental Carving
Oct 25
Nov 1, 8, 15, 29
Dec 6 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1461
Oct 25
Nov 1, 8, 15, 29
Dec 6 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday
6
$ 416
$ 374
$ 150

Instructor: Ed Archie. NoiseCat

Carve a Salish Housepost with Ed Archie NoiseCat. In this class you'll learn how to design and carve a large scale monumental carving. You'll be working on a 2'-4' wet alder log. Ed will teach how to hand carve with traditional tools as well as some power tools. Lots of focus will be given to using a gutter adze (it is advised that you take the tool making class Ed teaches.) Plus chisel and mallet, hook knives, and gouges. Ed's work is inspired by the stories that comprise his life - the people, tricksters, tragedies, and triumphs of the Indigenous experience. Come with some ideas for your Salish Housepost as this class will jump right in on Day #1. ***Plan to spend class time outdoors as often as possible. *** This class will skip the week of Thanksgiving. *** This class will meet in the Youth Studio when inside.***

Non-Member: $ 416
Members: $ 374
Supply Fee: $ 150

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Edged Tool Making
Edged Tool Making
Oct 27, 28 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1413
Oct 27, 28 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 260
$ 234
$ 35

Instructor: Phillip Baldwin

This short workshop will be an intensive, hands on study of the forging, heat treating, testing and sharpening of basic steel edged tools. Topics covered will be steel selection, good forging practice, thermal treatments including normalizing, annealing, hardening and tempering. Also covered will be edge geometry, and a discussion of handle making. The orientation of this workshop is making high quality tools with a minimum of equipment. The types of tools covered will be edged tools used for stone, wood and leather-work and specialty tools like scrapers, reamers and metal chisels. Participants should bring a specific project they would like to make. Time permitting, laminated structures will be covered. Teaching will be by demonstration and verbal presentation. Participants should have a working knowledge of blacksmithing process, especially hammer and tong work. Prerequisite: Beginning Blacksmithing Supply fee : $35

Non-Member: $ 260
Members: $ 234
Supply Fee: $ 35

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Workshop: Spoon Carving
Workshop: Spoon Carving
Oct 27, 28 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1437
Oct 27, 28 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 297
$ 267
$ 45

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: $45

Non-Member: $ 297
Members: $ 267
Supply Fee: $ 45

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Bowl Turning
Bowl Turning
Oct 31
Nov 7, 14, 28
Dec 5, 12 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1439
Oct 31
Nov 7, 14, 28
Dec 5, 12 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
6
$ 416
$ 369
$ 60

Instructor: Tom Henscheid

An independent study class led by expert woodturner Tom Henscheid, we welcome all levels of woodturners; beginners to experts to work side by side doing projects catered to your desired techniques: Coring, green turning, hollow vessels, etc. Tom will guide you through whatever projects you'd like to tackle during this six week class, as well as help you source your material. From bowls to spindles to artistic finishes, Tom is an incredible wealth of knowledge and is a very patient and inspiring teacher. ***Please take note: this class skips the week of 11/21/18 due to many people traveling for Thanksgiving.*** The turning studio now has one lathe that can be positioned for a seated turner. Please RSVP this lathe by contacting Kim McIntyre kmcintyre@pratt.org.***

Non-Member: $ 416
Members: $ 369
Supply Fee: $ 60

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Social Media 101 for Artists: How to Market Yourself and Your Work
Social Media 101 for Artists: How to Market Yourself and Your Work
Nov 3 | 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1524
Nov 3 | 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Saturday
1
$ 20
$ 19
$ 0

Instructor: Kim McIntyre Heather Olson

Join us for an intro to all things social: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Pratt's Marketing Manager Heather Olson and Pratt's Wood Studio Manager Kim McIntyre will guide you through the basics and show you how to craft a great post, when to post for optimum exposure, how to use photos and videos, and how boosted posts and ads work on social media platforms. Even if you've never done this before, you'll be welcome and you'll learn great ways to market your art and get it out to the world. This will be a combination of presentations and hands-on exercises so you will leave with knowledge that you can put to work right away.

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Non-Member: $ 20
Members: $ 19


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Workshop: Winning on Instagram: How to Create a Stellar Post
Workshop: Winning on Instagram: How to Create a Stellar Post
Nov 3 | 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1522
Nov 3 | 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
Saturday
1
$ 40
$ 38
$ 0

Instructor: Anne Briggs

Come learn how to create a winning strategy to grow your audience on Instagram. Anne Of All Trades, with over 110K followers will give insights on how she has found success on IG, with the goal of helping others create a similar, self adapted winning formula. The class will then move from theory to practice time. Small break out groups will practice improving their photography skills in natural light. Please bring a small piece of art work that you've created, or use handtools located in the wood studio to practice your photography skills. (Don't bring anything that is too fragile or large, ideally the size of a book.) **Please bring your smartphone to shoot the photos, or your DSL camera and a laptop. Small group work will continue with practicing your caption skills. If time allows, a Q & A session. If you want to spend time preparing for the class, read/audionovel Gary Vaynerchuk's book: Crush It! and/or listen to Made For Profit Podcast (at least the first 3 episodes, and episodes #42 & #43 which Anne was the source for the photography tips and tricks that Brad and John shared on those shows.)

Non-Member: $ 40
Members: $ 38


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Compact Workbench: Construction Lumber
Compact Workbench: Construction Lumber
Nov 6, 13, 20, 27
Dec 4, 11 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1525
Nov 6, 13, 20, 27
Dec 4, 11 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tuesday
6
$ 416
$ 374
$ 200

Instructor: Steve Dando

Come learn about the theory and application of hybrid woodworking as you build a solid workbench. To keep costs low, this bench will be made out of construction lumber, but there won?t be any sacrifice on quality or usability. The workbench size will be a compact, so that it could fit into a condo, apartment, or small garage. Ideal size for those that don?t have the luxury of a big shop space. This bench will be built to be sturdy and heavy yet able to be taken apart for transport. Through this class, students will gain confidence with power and handtools as they build a workbench. Supply fee is $200 per student to cover the cost of the wood, hardware such as a vice must be purchased and installed separately.

Non-Member: $ 416
Members: $ 374
Supply Fee: $ 200

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Master Artist Workshop: Sculptural Lamp Construction and Design
Master Artist Workshop: Sculptural Lamp Construction and Design
Jun 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 | 9:30 AM-5:00 PM
Sessions: 5
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1520
Jun 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 | 9:30 AM-5:00 PM
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
5
$ 700
$ 630
$ 135

Instructor: Mario Messina

We will begin by exploring the origins of the Acari lamp traditions as well as current trends in the art of scuptural paper lamps. From this we can gain inspiration and ideas for a pendant lamp design that can be completed in the five day class. 
In this class you will learn to build a sculptural lamp using several different wood bending techniques such as heat bending thin strips of wood, and using basket Reed, and a tapered lamination technique that is unique and and fun. This is a technique I use to create three dimensional bends such as spirals, and helical forms without the constraints of clamps or conventional bending forms. You will learn the basics of the tapered lamination process, beginning with rough lumber that you will joint, plane, and rip into thin strips to be tapered. We will then prepare the tapered lamination pieces by using a simple tapering jig that you will build. 
Techniques such as how to safely rip thin strips on a table saw, how to use a block plane and tapering jig, a unique use of stretch-wrap as a clamping method, and how to use a spoke-shave and cabinet scraper to shape and finish the curved frame parts will be the focus of this class. We will be using various types glue and cordage such as waxed sail twine to lash and form an armature on to which you will apply layers of mulberry fiber paper (rice paper) using art paper techniques to form a seamless shell. You will also learn to properly wire the electrical components of the lamp to code. 
It is recommended that you have some basic wood working skills with the table saw, joiner, planer, and band saw, and enjoy using hand tools. 
  • Discuss the creative potential and limitations of this lamination technique. 
  • Build simple bending forms and tapering jigs for the tapered lamination process. 
  • Learn how to bend thin strips of wood with a hot air gun. 
  • Using the tapered lamination,glue, heavy-gauge stretch wrap and forms, to execute the process of lamination to build the wood armature for the lamp. 
  • Learn to use hand tools such as, block plane, spoke-shave, and cabinet scrapers to taper and shape curved parts. 
  • To learn to properly wire the lamp to code. 
  • Learn to apply art paper techniques to the lamp armature to create a seamless skin on frame form. 


 Tools students must bring: 
  • Sharp block plane, and spokeshave. The Lie-Nielsen's Boggs Spokeshave is best for this work with a curved sole. If you don't have these tools, Pratt has a few of them to share. 
  • A sharp card scraper. 
  • Exacto knife 
  • Sketch pad 
  • One medium round point artists paint brush #16 3/8 dia. B05162-1016, and one large Gesso brush 1 ½” B06209-5112 DickBlick.com 
  • One large plastic plate for spreading glue on to paper 
  • One glue dish

Non-Member: $ 700
Members: $ 630
Supply Fee: $ 135

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