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Woodworking classes + workshops

for adults

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PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE MUSEUM SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE EVENTS ON JANUARY 3, 4, & 5, 2018!

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Wednesday, January 3, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
FREE
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Single class scheduled on 1/3/2018 at 4:30PM
Please check the box above to RSVP. Admission fee will be paid at the door - CASH ONLY.

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Thursday, January 4, 2 - 4 p.m.
Admission Fee: $15 members, $20 non-members - PAID AT THE DOOR AND CASH ONLY
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Single class scheduled on 1/4/2018 at 2:00PM
Friday, January 5, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Tuition: $20 members, $25 non-members - No additional discounts
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Single class scheduled on 1/5/2018 at 5:30PM
Instructor: JOHN CHAPMAN

1 Session: February 11
Sunday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (with one hour for lunch on your own)
Tuition: $120 members, $150 non-members - No additional discounts
Location: Studio 2
Class Limit: 3
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Register by: January 21 - 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.
Single class scheduled on 2/11/2018 at 9:00AM
Instructor: JOHN CHAPMAN

1 Session: February 10
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (with one hour for lunch on your own)
Tuition: $104 members, $130 non-members - No additional discounts
Location: Studio 2
Class Limit: 6
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Register by: Jasnuary 21 - FIRM DEADLINE in order to procure materials.
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ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME
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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.
Single class scheduled on 2/10/2018 at 9:00AM
Instructor: CLINTON KRALLMAN - New Instructor

9 Sessions: January 12 - March 9
Fridays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Tuition: $252 members, $315 non-members - No additional discounts
Location: Studio 2
Class Limit: 8
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Register by: January 2 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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ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME
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Join us for this new class! Learn the basics of preparing files to use on the Piranha FX CNC machine as well as how to use the equipment. This tool can be used in almost all media. Students must bring their own laptop to each class. Software will not work on tablets or smart phones.
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 1/12/2018 and ending 3/9/2018 at 6:30PM
Instructor: GARY AHLSTROM

9 Sessions: January 9 - March 6
Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (4-hour class)
Tuition: $276 members, $345 non-members
Location: Studio 2
Class Limit: 8
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Register by: January 2 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: Woodworking I or equivalent
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Continue developing woodworking skills by pursuing projects of your own choice through modifying designs or creating an original design. All aspects of construction and finishing will be covered.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 1/9/2018 and ending 3/6/2018 at 9:00AM
Instructor: SHEP MIERS

9 Sessions: January 11 - March 8
Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuition: $252 members, $315 non-members
Location: Studio 2
Class Limit: 9
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Register by: January 2 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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ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME
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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 1/11/2018 and ending 3/8/2018 at 9:00AM
Instructor: SHEP MIERS

9 Sessions: January 10 - March 7
Wednesdays, 7 - 10 p.m.
Tuition: $252 members, $315 non-members
Location: Studio 2
Class Limit: 9
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Register by: January 2 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: 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 1/10/2018 and ending 3/7/2018 at 7:00PM
Instructor: GARY FULTS, Woodworking Department Chair

9 Sessions: January 11 - March 8
Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Tuition: $252 members, $315 non-members
Location: Studio 2
Class Limit: 8
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Register by: January 2 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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ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME
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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 1/11/2018 and ending 3/8/2018 at 6:30PM
Instructor: JILL KYONG-McCLAIN

9 Sessions: January 9 - March 6
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Tuition: $252 members, $315 non-members
Location: Studio 2
Class Limit: 8
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Register by: January 2 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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CLASS INCLUDES BOTH WOODWORKING I & II STUDENTS
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WOODWORKING I: ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME
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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.
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WOODWORKING II: PREREQUISITE: 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 1/9/2018 and ending 3/6/2018 at 6:30PM
Instructor: JILL KYONG-McCLAIN

9 Sessions: January 8 - March 12 (NO CLASS JANUARY 15)
Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Tuition: $252 members, $315 non-members
Location: Studio 2
Class Limit: 8
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Register by: January 2 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: 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 1/8/2018 and ending 3/12/2018 at 9:30AM
Instructor: GARY FULTS, Woodworking Department Chair

9 Sessions: January 8 - March 12 (NO CLASS JANUARY 15)
Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Tuition: $252 members, $315 non-members
Location: Studio 2
Class Limit: 8
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Register by: January 2 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: 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 1/8/2018 and ending 3/12/2018 at 6:30PM

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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