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Woodworking classes + workshops

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Instructor: KIM FIFER

4 Sessions: Fridays, February 24 & March 3, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. & Saturdays, February 25 & March 4, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuition: $130 members, $162 non-members - No additional discounts
Location: Studio 2
Class Limit: 3
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Register by: February 13 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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Introduces the fundamental techniques of woodturning, beginning with spindle turning and followed by faceplate or bowl turning. Instructor-led demonstrations are followed by hands-on experience. A $25 materials fee is due at first session. All skill levels welcome!
Irregular classes scheduled starting 2/24/2017 and ending 3/4/2017 at 9:00AM
Instructor: KIM FIFER

4 Sessions: Fridays, January 20 & 27, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. & Saturdays, January 21 & 28, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuition: $150 members, $187 non-members - No additional discounts
Location: Studio 2
Class Limit: 3
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Register by: January 9 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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Focus will be on turning bowls, lidded boxes, platters, and natural edge bowls. Other activities are possible depending on interest. Instructor-led demonstrations are followed by hands-on experience. A $25 materials fee is due at first session. Some woodturning experience required.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/20/2017 and ending 1/28/2017 at 9:00AM
Instructor: GARY FULTS, Woodworking Department Chair

1 Session: March 11
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Tuition: $48 members, $60 non-members - No additional discounts
Location: Studio 2
Class Limit: 8
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Register by: February 27 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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Tired of pesky mosquitoes? Bats can eat up to 600-1000 mosquitoes per hour plus other pest bugs. Spend a fun four hours using basic woodworking skills to build your own bat box. No special skills required; all skill levels welcome! Tuition includes price of all materials.
Single class scheduled on 3/11/2017 at 9:30AM
Instructor: JOHN CHAPMAN

2 Sessions: Friday, February 17, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. & Saturday, February 18, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuition: $99 members, $124 non-members - No additional discounts
Location: Studio 2
Class Limit: 6
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Register by: Januery 27 - FIRM DEADLINE in order to procure materials
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For beginners! Introduction to the wood lathe through construction of two different writing pens. Instruction covers wood blank preparation, finishing techniques, and pen assembly. Pen turning skills translate to other small projects like bottle stoppers and pepper mills as well as larger projects like furniture legs and vessels. Tuition includes material costs.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 2/17/2017 and ending 2/18/2017 at 9:00AM
Instructor: JOHN CHAPMAN

2 Sessions: Friday, February 10, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. & Saturday, February 11, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuition: $116 members, $145 non-members - No additional discounts
Location: Studio 2
Class Limit: 3
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Register by: January 20 - FIRM DEADLINE in order to procure materials.
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PREREQUISITE: Beginning Pen Making
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Return to the wood lathe to construct higher quality, custom-designed writing pens. Build upon introductory skills through construction of more complicated pen kits, advanced barrel designs, and/or both. Learn about turning acrylics, Celtic knots, and inlay kits. Instructor will contact students in advance to discuss design plans and supply needs. Based on individual designs, the number of pens made and their material costs will vary. Estimate a $20-$50 - or more - material fee, due at first session.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 2/10/2017 and ending 2/11/2017 at 9:00AM
Instructor: JOHN CHAPMAN

1 Session: February 10
Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (With one hour lunch on your own.)
Tuition: $116 members, $145 non-members - No additional discounts
Location: Studio 2
Class Limit: 3
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Register by: January 20 - FIRM DEADLINE in order to procure materials.
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PREREQUISITE: Beginning Pen Making
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Return to the wood lathe to construct higher quality, custom-designed writing pens. Build upon introductory skills through construction of more complicated pen kits, advanced barrel designs, and/or both. Learn about turning acrylics, Celtic knots, and inlay kits. Instructor will contact students in advance to discuss design plans and supply needs. Based on individual designs, the number of pens made and their material costs will vary. Estimate a $20-$50 - or more - material fee, due at first session.
Single class scheduled on 2/10/2017 at 9:00AM
Instructor: GARY FULTS, Woodworking Department Chair

10 Sessions: January 5 - March 9
Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Tuition: $275 members, $344 non-members
Location: Studio 2
Class Limit: 8
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Register by: December 26 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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Learn basic and proper tool / equipment operation. Gain practical knowledge of hardwood properties, gluing techniques, mortise and tenon joinery, use of woodworking jigs, and applying finishes. Develop fundamental saw skills with a strong emphasis on safety. In consultation with instructor, each student will design and build at least one table. Materials cost approximately $40-$60, depending on individual wood choice.
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/5/2017 and ending 3/9/2017 at 6:30PM
Instructor: JILL KYONG-McCLAIN

10 Sessions: January 3 - March 7
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Tuition: $275 members, $344 non-members
Location: Studio 2
Class Limit: 8
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Register by: December 26 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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PREREQUISITE: Basic Woodworking I or equivalent
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Choose your own project(s) and improve your woodworking skills. Guidance will be given on selecting an appropriate project and completing it. Learn new skills and tool techniques.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 1/3/2017 and ending 3/7/2017 at 6:30PM
Instructor: JILL KYONG-McCLAIN

8 Sessions: January 9 - March 6 (DOES NOT MEET JANUARY 16)
Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Tuition: $220 members, $275 non-members
Location: Studio 2
Class Limit: 8
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Register by: December 26 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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PREREQUISITE: Basic Woodworking I or equivalent
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Choose your own project(s) and improve your woodworking skills. Guidance will be given on selecting an appropriate project and completing it. Learn new skills and tool techniques.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/9/2017 and ending 3/6/2017 at 9:30AM
Instructor: GARY FULTS, Woodworking Department Chair

8 Sessions: January 9 - March 6 (DOES NOT MEET JANUARY 16)
Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Tuition: $220 members, $275 non-members
Location: Studio 2
Class Limit: 8
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Register by: December 26 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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PREREQUISITE: Basic Woodworking I or equivalent
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Choose your own project(s) and improve your woodworking skills. Guidance will be given on selecting an appropriate project and completing it. Learn new skills and tool techniques.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/9/2017 and ending 3/6/2017 at 6:30PM
Instructor: GARY AHLSTROM

10 Sessions: January 3 - March 7
Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tuition: $336 members, $420 non-members
Location: Studio 2
Class Limit: 8
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Register by: December 26 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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PREREQUISITE: Basic Woodworking I or equivalent
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Continue developing woodworking skills by pursuing projects of your own choice by modifying designs or an original design. All aspects of construction and finishing will be covered.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 1/3/2017 and ending 3/7/2017 at 9:00AM
Instructor: SHEP MIERS

10 Sessions: January 4 - March 8
Wednesdays, 7 - 10 p.m.
Tuition: $275 members, $344 non-members
Location: Studio 2
Class Limit: 8
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Register by: December 26 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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PREREQUISITE: Basic Woodworking I or equivalent
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Work on your own projects with guidance by an experienced instructor on design, equipment, technical, or other issues. Materials cost approximately $40-$60, depending on individual projects and wood choice.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 1/4/2017 and ending 3/8/2017 at 7:00PM
Instructor: SHEP MIERS

10 Sessions: January 5 - March 9
Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuition: $275 members, $344 non-members
Location: Studio 2
Class Limit: 8
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Register by: December 26 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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Discover the quiet joy of woodworking with hand tools. Planes, chisels, spokeshaves, and scrapers only work well when tuned and sharpened correctly. Learn to select and prepare tools for maximum performance. Explore layout and cutting of basic joints, mortise and tenon, and dovetail. Suggested reading: The Anarchist's Tool Chest by Christopher Schwarz, Lost Arts Press.
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/5/2017 and ending 3/9/2017 at 9:00AM

Hours: Tues - Sat 10 AM - 5 PM | Sun 11 AM - 5 PM      Address: 9th & Commerce / MacArthur Park, P.O. Box 2137, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-2137      Phone: 501.372.4000

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