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In Pratt Fine Arts Center’s sculpture studio, you can play, experiment and master working in bronze, steel, wood, stone and more. In our fully-equipped studios, learn from our experienced instructors to create successful three-dimensional works of art. At Pratt, professional artists can learn new skills; beginners will create their very first pieces. Everyone has fun.

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Holiday Workshop: Forged Bottle Opener | 12.17

Scott Szloch

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6821
12/17
2-6pm
Saturday
1
$95
$86

Give that special someone something truly special this holiday season: a hand-forged bottle opener made by you! Enjoy this unique opportunity to try your hand at blacksmithing and make a beautifully useful gift. Prerequisite: None Supply fee: $20


Intermediate Blacksmithing: Chisels | 9.20

Andy Blakney

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6669
9/20 - 10/25
6-10pm
Tuesday
6
$350
$315

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 equivalent. Supply fee: $65


Introduction to TIG Welding | 9.21

Andy Fallat

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6671
9/21 - 10/26
6-10pm
Wednesday
6
$370
$333

Now that you've been through the beginning welding and fabrication class, take this opportunity to spend some time on the TIG torch and hone your skills as a fabricator. TIG welding gives you the ability to make small clean welds that are super strong. It also broadens your capability to work with non ferrous metals such as stainless steel and bronze. This skill is used in the high end fabrication world as well as with bronze casting artists. Weather you have a specific project in mind or you just want to learn this valuable skill, this will be a great way to continue your interest in metalwork. Prerequisite: Beginning Welding or equivalent. Supply fee: $45


Intermediate Woodturning | 9.21

Tom Henscheid

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6703
9/21 - 10/26
6-10pm
Wednesday
6
$429
$386

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


Beginning Bronze Casting | 9.22

Eva Funderburgh Hollis

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6672
9/22 - 11/10
6-10pm
Thursday
8
$395
$356

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


Pen Turning | 9.25

Daniel Pittsford

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6704
9/25
10am - 6pm
Sunday
1
$190
$171

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 rents woodworking studio space if you don't have your own tools ! )

While you are at it, make one for yourself to go with the Thomas Jefferson laptop desk that you always wanted to build someday! As a bonus, Daniel will provide each student with a CD that includes additional pen-making instructions and tips; links to websites for resources; and some instructional videos that review what you learned in class.

Daniel will also cover low cost methods of sharpening of turning tools. This class is intended for beginner-expert turners and general woodworkers looking for a new experience. Sign up soon...this class will fill up fast!

Supply Fee: $30


Beginning Woodturning | 9.26

David Lutrick

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6705
9/26 - 10/31
6-10pm
Monday
6
$382
$344

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 $60.00


9 Tools, 3 Joints- Handtool Basics | 9.27

Steve Dando

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6706
9/27 - 11/15
9/27 - 11/15
Tuesday
8
$440
$396

Learn the basics of handtool woodworking- sharpening and basic care of handtools as well as get well on your way to mastering the 9 basic woodworking tools and 3 forms of joinery that make up the building of furniture by hand. Beginners welcome. There is a $65 supply fee for wood consumables in this course.


Welding Night | 9.30

Brandon Bowman

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6675
9/30
6-10pm
Friday
1
$85
$77

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.


Forging Night | 9.30

Scott Szloch

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6674
9/30
6-10pm
Friday
1
$85
$77

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


Intensive: Stone Sculpting Fundamentals | 10.1

Tamara Buchanan

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6693
10/1 - 10/30
1:30 - 5:30
Sat - Sun
3
$300
$270

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. Prerequisite: None. Supply fee: TBA


Intermediate Bronze Casting | 10.1

Ed Thayer

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6677
10/1 - 10/29
9am - 1pm
Saturday
5
$210
$189

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


Workshop: Woodworking Fundamentals | 10.1

Steve Dando

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6702
10/1 - 10/2
10am - 6pm
Sat - Sun
1
$288
$259

Have you have been thinking about getting involved with woodworking? Are you a woodworker with some experience but have been away from the woodshop for a while and are feeling a little rusty? Then Woodshop Fundamentals might be a great place for you to get started or get started again. In this two day focused workshop students will participate in a small instructor led box building project. The box building project is an opportunity to become familiar with how to safely operate all of the equipment in Pratt's woodshop while at the same time teaching you the fundamental practices of woodworking. Supply Fee $30


Continuing Blacksmithing: Creative Techniques | 10.5

Lisa Geertsen

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6676
10/5 - 11/9
6-10pm
Wednesday
6
$350
$315

The main objective of this class is to focus on skill building and creative thinking. You will explore more advanced techniques such as chisel work, upset corners, rivets and a small ammount of nonferrous. This class is meant to enhance the skills and controlled hammer work learned in Beginning Blacksmithing. You will also learn how to use these more advanced techniques in creating decorative elements for functional applications. Prerequisite: Beginning Blacksmithing or equivalent Supply Fee $40


Forged Kitchen Tool Kit | 10.7

Silas Maddox

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6685
10/7 - 10/9
see description
Fri - Sun
1
$215
$194

In this class students will use fundamental blacksmithing techniques to forge common kitchen utensils including a spatula, ladle and a serving fork. If there is time maybe even a bottle opener! Every student, regardless of skill, can expect to complete at least one utensil and a full set is very possible. Forging demonstrations will focus on blacksmithing fundamentals especially isolating mass and creating accurate transitions. Design considerations will be paramount as we strive for functional elegance. Plan on lots of hammering and fun having! Prerequisite: Beginning Blacksmithing. Supply Fee: $35  Class meets Friday 6-10pm and Saturday and Sunday 9:30am - 5:30pm.


Workshop: Introduction to Woodturning | 10.8

David Lutrick

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6707
10/8
10am - 4pm
Saturday
1
$200
$180

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.


Workshop: Panel Making for 2D Artists | 10.11

Brian Watson

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6736
10/11 - 10/12
11am - 4pm
Tues - Wed
1
$296
$266

Attention Painters and 2D artists, we created this class just for you! Learn to make plywood panels and stretchers from scratch so you have more control over dimensions, quality, and costs of your work. In this workshop you will learn how to safely and easily make quality panels or stretchers of any dimension. The panels will also be made with an integral French cleat for easy and safe hanging of your work. This class is designed to accommodate students of all skill levels and the instructor will walk you through each step of the way. Prerequisite: None Supply Fee $45


Workshop: Laminated Wood Jewelry – Pendants and Earrings | 10.14

Martha Collins

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6709
10/14 - 10/16
10am - 6pm
Fri - Sun
1
$385
$347

This 2 1/2 day class will cover design and construction techniques used in making wood jewelry with different exotic and domestic woods and dyed veneer. Students will laminate blocks, shape them using band saw and sanders, slice the block on the bandsaw and bore for findings. Students can expect to go home with finished pins, pendants and earrings. All materials will be provided, woodworking experience is not necessary.


Beginning Blacksmithing | 10.15

Scott Szloch

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6680
10/15 - 11/19
10am - 2pm
Saturday
6
$350
$315

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


Forging with the Power Hammer | 10.15

Jim Joblin

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6695
10/15 - 10/16
3-8pm
Sat - Sun
1
$150
$135

This course will focus on familiarizing you with the new power hammer in the forging shop. Learn how to safely operate this machine including set-up, maintenance and ergonomics. The power hammer allows artists to work efficiently and effectively texturing and shaping larger stock sizes. This is a great opportunity to learn about the hammer and you will qualify to be accessed on this equipment by the end of the class. Prerequisite: Beginning and Continuing Blacksmithing or equivalent Supply fee: $25


Master Artist Workshop – Sculpture from the Forge | 10.17

John Medwedeff

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6714
10/17 - 10/20
9:30am - 5:30pm
Mon - Thurs
1
$675
$608

Seven basic forging processes comprise the foundational visual language of blacksmithing, most often employed to create decorative and utilitarian objects. In this class, we will explore forging in the context of sculpture. Students will create sculptural volume from bar stock and sheet steel which expresses the strength, plasticity and organic qualities of the metal. Discussion of craftsmanship, content, composition, proportion, presentation, structural integrity, and finish will be balanced with hands-on work at the forge. Beginning Blacksmithing and Welding experience recommended.


Ladies Welding Night | 10.21

Carla Grahn

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6684
10/21
6-10pm
Friday
1
$85
$77

Spend an evening welding! This class is designed as a short, fun welding experience and demonstration of basic fabrication processes. It is a great opportunity to explore what the Pratt welding 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


Ladies Forging Night | 10.21

Alair Wells

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6682
10/21
6-10pm
Friday
1
$85
$77

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


Pen Turning | 10.23

Daniel Pittsford

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6750
10/23
10am - 6pm
Sunday
1
$190
$171

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 rents woodworking studio space if you don't have your own tools ! )

While you are at it, make one for yourself to go with the Thomas Jefferson laptop desk that you always wanted to build someday! As a bonus, Daniel will provide each student with a CD that includes additional pen-making instructions and tips; links to websites for resources; and some instructional videos that review what you learned in class.

Daniel will also cover low cost methods of sharpening of turning tools. This class is intended for beginner-expert turners and general woodworkers looking for a new experience. Sign up soon...this class will fill up fast!

Supply Fee: $30


Workshop: Live Edge Trays | 10.29

Stephen Ruden

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6710
10/29 - 10/30
10am - 6pm
Sat - Sun
1
$195
$176

Learn to build your own beautiful natural (also called 'wild' or 'live') edge trays, great for holding mail, serving tea, displaying art, you decide! Capture this beautiful and popular Pacific Northwest style and add your own artistic flair as you expand your existing woodworking skills. Intermediate beginners-experts welcome. Supply Fee: $40


Beginning Blacksmithing | 11.3

Andy Blakney

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6802
11/3 - 12/15
6-10pm
Thursday
6
$350
$315

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


Sharpen and Restore Hand Tools | 11.3

Andrea Ramsay

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6773
11/3 - 11/10
6-10pm
Thursday
2
$110
$99

Learn how to tune, restore, and use basic handtools in the woodworking shop. Improper tuning and sharpening is the number one reason people get turned off to the use of handtools, when really, a nicely tuned and sharpened handtool is an absolute joy and pleasure to use. Also contrary to popular belief, handtools can also save a lot of time even in a power-tool centered shop. So come meet other handtool enthusiasts, and learn how to get the absolute most out of your handtools.


Workshop: Introduction to Woodturning | 11.5

David Lutrick

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6760
11/5
10am - 4pm
Saturday
1
$200
$180

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.


Workshop: Woodworking Fundamentals | 11.5

Steve Dando

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6763
11/5 - 11/6
10am - 6pm
Sat - Sun
1
$288
$259

Have you have been thinking about getting involved with woodworking? Are you a woodworker with some experience but have been away from the woodshop for a while and are feeling a little rusty? Then Woodshop Fundamentals might be a great place for you to get started or get started again. In this two day focused workshop students will participate in a small instructor led box building project. The box building project is an opportunity to become familiar with how to safely operate all of the equipment in Pratt's woodshop while at the same time teaching you the fundamental practices of woodworking. Supply Fee $30


Holiday Workshop: Forged Bracelet | 11.6

Brandon Bowman

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6826
11/6
2-6pm
Sunday
1
$85
$77

Have fun in the forge making a piece of wearable art! Weather it is a gift for yourself or someone else, try your hand at blacksmithing and leave with a finished iron bracelet. Prerequisite: none


Adorable Forging | 11.7

Brandon Bowman

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6811
11/7 - 12/12
6-10pm
Monday
6
$350
$315

If you know Brandon Bowman you know he loves to use the word 'adorable'. This wearable art forging class will be fun and light-hearted. Learn to finesse your hammer work and forging skills working in small scale. You will learn to forge delicate forms in ferrous and non ferrous metals. Jewelers and/or blacksmiths are welcome.


Introduction to Welding and the Sculptural Form | 11.7

Bill Baber

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6805
11/7 - 12/26
6-10pm
Monday
8
$465
$419

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


Beginning Blacksmithing | 11.8

Brian Stahly

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6800
11/8 - 12/13
6-10pm
Tuesday
6
$350
$315

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


Beginning Welding and Metal Fabrication | 11.8

Carla Grahn

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6807
11/8 - 1/3
6-10pm
Tuesday
8
$465
$419

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


Intermediate Woodturning | 11.9

Tom Henscheid

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6762
11/9 - 12/14
6-10pm
Wednesday
6
$429
$386

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


Beginning Woodworking | 11.9

Steve Dando

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6764
11/9 - 12/14
6-10pm
Wednesday
6
$371
$334

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


Workshop: Spoon Carving | 11.12

Scott Brown

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6766
11/12 - 11/13
6-10pm
Sat-Sun
1
$286
$257

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


Pen Turning | 11.12

Daniel Pittsford

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6768
11/12
10am - 6pm
Saturday
1
$190
$171

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 rents woodworking studio space if you don't have your own tools!)


Holiday Workshop: Forged Nutcracker | 11.12

Brandon Bowman

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6844
11/12 - 11/13
11:30am - 5:30pm
Sat - Sun
1
$175
$158

Folks with beginning forging experience will have a great time in this holiday workshop. Think about it as tool making with a twist! Bring a creative touch to a common tool and impress your holiday guests! Prerequisite : Beginning Blacksmithing Supply fee: $25


Advanced Welding and Fabrication | 11.13

Mark Rudis

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6804
11/13 - 12/18
6-10pm
Sunday
6
$445
$401

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


Continuing Stonecarving | 11.13

Sabah Al-Dhaher

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6803
11/13 - 1/15
9am - 1pm
Sunday
8
$355
$320

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


Beginning Woodturning | 11.14

David Lutrick

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6765
11/14 - 12/19
6-10pm
Monday
6
$382
$344

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 $60.00


Intermediate Woodturning – Holiday Projects | 11.15

David Lutrick

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6770
11/15 - 12/13
6-9pm
Tuesday
5
$300
$270

The emphasis in this five session course is spindle turning. Several types of ornaments will be made, three representing trees, two using sea urchin shells and one using a hollowed wooden bulb with turned hardwood finials. Another project will be a gift box with finial on the lid. The finial will be made using multi-axis turning to give the finial a unique triangular shape. Sessions will be three hours each.


Beginning Blacksmithing | 11.16

Lisa Geertsen

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6801
11/16 - 12/21
6-10pm
Wednesday
6
$350
$315

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


Kinetics, Motion and Mechanics | 11.16

Andy Fallat

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6808
11/16 - 12/21
6-10pm
Wednesday
6
$365
$329

This course will build on the techniques and tool practices learned in an introduction class an understanding of how to design and execute simple machine processes in metal. The course will cover machines like levers, hinges, pulleys as well as rotary motion and it's translations. The addition of movement in a work of art or to the function of a device allows passives objects to come to life in real space and time. We will construct and object that relates to the movement of some power source like the wind, rain,tide etc. and our own bodies. Prerequisite : Beginning Welding or equivalent. Supply fee: $45


Holiday Workshop: Forged Bracelet | 11.19

Brandon Bowman

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6827
11/19
6-10pm
Saturday
1
$85
$77

Have fun in the forge making a piece of wearable art! Weather it is a gift for yourself or someone else, try your hand at blacksmithing and leave with a finished iron bracelet. Prerequisite: none


Pen Turning | 11.19

Daniel Pittsford

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6767
11/19
10am - 6pm
Saturday
1
$190
$171

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 rents woodworking studio space if you don't have your own tools!)


Low-Relief Wood Carving | 11.19

Brian Watson

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6774
11/19 - 11/20
10am - 6pm
Sat - Sun
1
$230
$207

Low-relief carving is a centuries-old craft that has endless creative possibilities, and can be done with minimal tools, equipment, money, and space. It's also very relaxing and a lot of fun. Carving in low-relief allows you to depict imagery and designs on a wood surface with a minimal amount of wood removal, giving the illusion of depth. In this weekend class, you'll learn how to safely use and sharpen carving chisels and gouges, how to effectively hold your work in place, how to transfer an image to wood, and how to carve an image in low-relief. This is a great class for beginners who want to try something new, or for expert woodworkers who want to add a new touch to furniture, turnings, and other woodworks. Also great for sculptors and clay artists who want to learn the basics of relief carving to use in other media.


Parent and Me: Blacksmithing | 11.20

Scott Szloch

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6815
11/20
1-5pm
Sunday
1
$150

Parents, spend some quality time with your child learning blacksmithing at Pratt. Experience how to transform cold hard steel with heat and hammers to make something fun. Learn how to taper, twist and scroll with one of Pratt's best blacksmithing instructors. This will be an experience you and your child won't forget! For parents and children 10 years old and up. Price includes one parent and one child, space is limited to four groups so sign up early! No experience necessary.


Parent and Me: Welding | 11.20

Brandon Bowman

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6817
11/20
1-5pm
Sunday
1
$150

Parents, spend some quality time with your child learning to weld at Pratt. This class is fun: a welding experience and demonstration of the MIG welding process. It is a great opportunity to explore what the Pratt fabrication shop has to offer with one of Pratt's best welding instructors. Repeat students welcome! For parents and kids 10 years old and up. Price includes one parent and one child, space is limited to four groups so sign up early! No experience necessary.


Holiday Workshop: Forged Coat Rack | 11.26

Brian Stahly

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6809
11/26 - 11/27
9:30am - 5:30pm
Sat - Sun
1
$180
$162

This workshop will cover the basics of forging with the end result of a completed coat rack for you to take home! Students will learn to draw a taper, hook making, twisting, riveting and more. By applying these techniques you will design and construct a coat or hat rack to keep or give as a gift. This will be a fun class for beginners to learn or intermediate students to refine their skills. Prerequisite: None. Supply fee: $25


Handtool Essentials – Shop Accessories | 11.29

Steve Dando

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6769
11/29 - 12/20
6-10pm
Tuesday
4
$220
$198

Join in on four weeks of handtool fun as we build four essential shop tools every handtool woodworker needs. Learn or expand your basic handtool skills and build community with others interested in the handtool woodworking craft.


Design With Line | 12.1

KT Hancock

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6810
12/1 - 12/22
6-10pm
Thursday
4
$190
$171

This workshop will take students through the process of using metal to create objects based on lines 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


Beginning Bronze Casting | 12.1

Mark Walker

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6812
12/1 - 1/26
6-10pm
Thursday
9
$395
$356

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


Workshop: Spoon Carving | 12.3

Scott Brown

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6771
12/3 - 12/4
10am - 6pm
Sat - Sun
1
$286
$257

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


Holiday Workshop: Toy Making | 12.3

Brandon Bowman

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6845
12/3 - 12/4
11:30am - 5:30pm
Sat - Sun
1
$175
$158

If you've got some experience in the forge, this workshop is going to be super fun! Using linkages and joinery, students will build moving toys such as a catapult and get an introduction to some forms of traditional joinery. Prerequisite : Beginning Blacksmithing. Supply fee: $25


Holiday Workshop: Make a Trivet | 12.10

Scott Szloch

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6822
12/10
2-6pm
Saturday
1
$95
$86

Take this four hour workshop and create a lovely trivet upon which to rest your hot dishes this upcoming holiday season. Learn how to forge and fit all the parts along with some traditional joinery using rivets. This makes a great gift or a cool conversation piece over dinner! Prerequisite: None. Supply fee: $30


Workshop: Introduction to Woodturning | 12.10

David Lutrick

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6761
12/10
10am - 4pm
Saturday
1
$195
$176

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.


Workshop: Live Edge Trays | 12.10

Stephen Ruden

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6772
12/10 - 12/11
10am - 6pm
Sat - Sun
1
$240
$216

Learn to build your own beautiful natural (also called 'wild' or 'live') edge trays, great for holding mail, serving tea, displaying art, you decide! Capture this beautiful and popular Pacific Northwest style and add your own artistic flair as you expand your existing woodworking skills. Intermediate beginners-experts welcome. Supply Fee: $40


Parent and Me: Blacksmithing | 12.18

Scott Szloch

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6816
12/18
1-5pm
Sunday
1
$150

Parents, spend some quality time with your child learning blacksmithing at Pratt. Experience how to transform cold hard steel with heat and hammers to make something fun. Learn how to taper, twist and scroll with one of Pratt's best blacksmithing instructors. This will be an experience you and your child won't forget! For parents and children 10 years old and up. Price includes one parent and one child, space is limited to four groups so sign up early! No experience necessary.


Parent and Me: Welding | 12.18

Brandon Bowman

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6818
12/18
1-5pm
Sunday
1
$150

Parents, spend some quality time with your child learning to weld at Pratt. This class is fun: a welding experience and demonstration of the MIG welding process. It is a great opportunity to explore what the Pratt fabrication shop has to offer with one of Pratt's best welding instructors. Repeat students welcome! For parents and kids 10 years old and up. Price includes one parent and one child, space is limited to four groups so sign up early! No experience necessary.