Master Artist Workshop: Inspired Design & Box Making
Master Artist Workshop: Inspired Design & Box Making
Oct 23, 24, 25 | 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sessions: 3
Class #
Dates & Times
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 3108
Oct 23, 24, 25 | 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri, Sat, Sun
$ 1,000
$ 900
$ 50

Instructor: Paul Jasper

WARNING: This woodworking class is not your typical "come in, follow an instruction sheet, and learn to make something" offering. This class is about using YOUR design ideas, taking creative risks together, and sculpting them into a custom box. No two boxes in the class will be alike, just like no two people are alike. Is the box serious and sophisticated with figured black walnut and brass accents that belong in a library full of leather bound books and smoking jackets, YES. Is the box whimsical with googly eyes and sharp teeth as if it just walked out of a Tim Burton movie, YES. Is the box modern, minimal, clean, and eclectic where the purpose is almost ambiguous when you look at it, YES. Let's put our egos on hold, and imagine something new and wonderful together, and then build it. Design options might include carving, mixed media such as brass or copper, patterns such as plaid or interesting wood colors combinations, drawing via pyrography, using veneer, highly figured woods, etc. Whatever we have the time and skills to accomplish together over the 3 day class is considered in play. We will help guide you through both the design as well as fine-furniture level execution, showing you proper box construction techniques including grain wrapping, tight miter joint glue up, divider systems, lid design, and finishing. Participants must come with some degree of woodworking skills in place, that is experience with basic woodworking machinery (table saw, jointer, planer) and/or hand tools. Participants should supply the wood for the box they have in mind (plus any additional elements they like). The class instructor, Paul Jasper of Copper Pig Woodworking, will also have some brass and copper included in the price of the class. You can choose to buy a sheet of his classic plaid during the class if desired. Class size will max at 6 students + instructor + teacher assistant to keep the group small (max 8 people) due to the highly custom and interactive nature of such a class.

Non-Member: $ 1,000
Members: $ 900
Supply Fee: $ 50