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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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Beginning Blacksmithing | 7.9

Scott Szloch

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6411
7/9 - 8/13
10am - 2pm
Saturday
6
$335
$302

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


Pen Turning | 7.9

Daniel Pittsford

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6405
7/9
10am - 6pm
Saturday
1
$180
$162

Learn to do Pen Turning and make a writing instrument with visiting instructor and master pen-wright Daniel Pittsford.  After this fun, and surprisingly easy one day class, you will be able to sit down at your lathe and turn out beautiful, one-of-a-kind, high-quality pens and mechanical pencils that will make superb presents for the Holidays and any other special occasion.  You will leave with two new pen creations and increased confidence in the turning studio.

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!

Note: We suggest that you bring a face shield and a comfortable dust mask.

 


Workshop: Spoon Carving | 7.9

Scott Brown

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6446
7/9 - 7/10
10am - 6pm
Sat - Sun
1
$260
$234

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


Guitar Building Open Shop | 7.18

Mike Thurlow

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6500
7/18 - 8/22
6-10pm
Monday
6
$260
$234

Bring your guitar kits or your guitars in progress to get some expert advice and instructor guidance on your guitar building projects. Please note that this is for existing kits or projects, and Pratt will not provide a guitar kit for this class. This is an excellent time to dust off your stalled instrument building projects and get rocking again!


Creative Metalworking – Forging and Welding | 7.21

Carla Grahn

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6509
7/21 - 8/25
6-10pm
Thursday
6
$355
$320

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


Welding Night | 7.22

Brandon Bowman

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6512
7/22
6-10pm
Friday
1
$80
$72

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 | 7.22

Scott Szloch

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6511
7/22
6-10pm
Friday
1
$80
$72

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


Workshop: Bronze Patina | 7.23

Eva Funderburgh Hollis

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6513
7/23 - 7/24
10am - 4pm
Sat - Sun
1
$155
$140

Learn a variety of methods to create and apply bronze patinas. This workshop will discuss hot and cold methods of patination, with demonstrations of burial, immersion, torch, and vapor methods. Torch patinas will be covered in depth, with a focus on application techniques and using a limited palette of chemicals for a variety of colors and effects. Each day will start with discussion and demonstrations, with a chance to apply the techniques in the afternoon. Safety precautions and practices will be discussed.


Workshop: Introduction to Woodturning | 7.23

David Lutrick

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6480
7/23
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.


Beginning Woodturning | 7.25

David Lutrick

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6478
7/25 - 8/29
6-10pm
Monday
6
$348
$313

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


Beginning Woodworking | 7.26

Steve Dando

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6479
7/26 - 9/13
6-10pm
Tuesday
8
$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: Live Edge Trays | 7.30

Stephen Ruden

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6482
7/30 - 7/31
10am - 6pm
Sat - Sun
1
$180
$162

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


Intermediate Woodturning | 8.3

Tom Henscheid

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6484
8/3 - 9/7
6-10pm
Wednesday
6
$390
$351

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


Dutch Tool Chest | 8.3

Steve Dando

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6483
8/3 - 9/7
6-10pm
Wednesday
6
$480
$432

Get a greater depth of understanding about using handtools as you build a Dutch Toolchest a' la' Christopher Schwarz with a group of your peers.


Workshop: Woodworking Fundamentals | 8.6

Steve Dando

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6486
8/6 - 8/7
10am - 6pm
Sat - Sun
1
$262
$236

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


Design With Line | 8.10

KT Hancock

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6516
8/10 - 8/31
6-10pm
Wednesday
4
$185
$167

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


Mold Making for Multiples | 8.13

Louise Warner

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6514
8/13 - 8/21
10am - 4pm
Sat - Sun
2
$250
$225

This course is meant to appeal to anyone wanting to make a casting of an original form by teaching you how to make a silicone rubber and mother mold. The mold will allow you to cast a wax positive that can be used in the lost wax process for mediums such as bronze or glass. Come to class with your original piece and all the items on the supply list to dive right in to this intensive, highly informative class. Students will gain the skills and knowledge to make a high quality reuseable mold of their original sculpture. ** This class requires students to purchase a specific silicone mold compound that is specified in the supply list and not included in tuition cost. **


Workshop: Introduction to Woodturning | 8.13

David Lutrick

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6485
8/13
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: Spoon Carving | 8.13

Scott Brown

Class #
Date(s)
Time
Days
Weeks
Fees
Master Member Fees
6488
8/13 - 8/14
10am - 6pm
Sat - Sun
1
$260
$234

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