WOODWORKING & DESIGN CLASSES

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Introduction to Furniture Drafting

May 13, 2020 - May 14, 2020

October 14th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm (Possibly 9pm) In this class you will learn to draft a “three-view” orthographic drawing of furniture - an accessible style of technical drawing that will allow you to visualize your ideas and to create a finish cut list as well as a materials list directly from your drawing. We will cover techniques for full and small scale drafting, including how to construct your own full-scale drafting board with a parallel rule and how to use an architectural rule that will enable you to draw your dream furniture at half, quarter and eighth scale. Tool and Material List

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Introduction to SketchUp (September)

September 30, 2020 - October 01, 2020

September 30th & October 1st, 2020 6:30pm - 9pm Central Standard Time Zone An online SketchUp crash course covering the basics of the 3D modeling platform and the tools used to create furniture models, cut-lists, and drawings.

Intermediate SketchUp (October)

October 26, 2020 - October 27, 2020

October 26th & 27th, 2020 6:30pm - 9pm Central Standard Time Zone An online SketchUp crash course covering intermediate SketchUp skills such as plugins, textures, stopped chamfers with lambs-ear ends, egg-and-dart molding, cabriole legs, curved and tapered legs, ball-and-claw feet, ogee bracket feet and more.

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Introduction to SketchUp (December)

December 02, 2020 - December 03, 2020

December 2nd and 3rd, 2020 6:30pm - 9pm Central Standard Time Zone An online SketchUp crash course covering the basics of the 3D modeling platform and the tools used to create furniture models, cut-lists, and drawings.

Kumiko with Matt Kenney (Online)

December 05, 2020

Live Demonstration - Saturday, December 5th at 9am CDT Live Follow-Up Q&A - Saturday, December 19th at 4pm CDT Matt Kenney will be teaching an amazing online course all about Kumiko and frame making. Learn the basics of Kumiko as well as advanced techniques: Included with this course: 2 live sessions, a recording of the live sessions, and a set of detailed plans. See Event Details tab below for more detail.

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Kumiko with Matt Kenney (Online)

December 19, 2020

Live Demonstration - Saturday, December 5th at 9am CDT Live Follow-Up Q&A - Saturday, December 19th at 4pm CDT Matt Kenney will be teaching an amazing online course all about Kumiko and frame making. Learn the basics of Kumiko as well as advanced techniques: Included with this course: 2 live sessions, a recording of the live sessions, and a set of detailed plans. See Event Details tab below for more detail.

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Introduction to Chip Carving (March)

March 04, 2021

March 4th, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm Central Standard Time Zone An online Introduction to Chip Carving - a versatile style of folk carving using inexpensive and simple tools. The instructor will demonstrate essential cuts and shapes that can be used to adorn furniture, boxes, utensils or any kind of decorative or functional woodwork. This class will cover design layout, traditional motifs, and contemporary designs. The instructor will use a traditional cut knife for use in soft woods, and a straight chisel for hardwood and furniture applications. Whether you are just starting out or looking for a new way to apply a lifetime of woodworking experience, chip carving is an exciting and accessible craft. Sit back, relax and just watch or follow along. Tool and Material List

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Introduction to SketchUp (March)

March 8, 2021 - March 9, 2021

March 8th and 9th, 2021 6:30pm - 9pm Central Standard Time Zone An online SketchUp crash course covering the basics of the 3D modeling platform and the tools used to create furniture models, cut-lists, and drawings.

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