Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Class Schedule for 2017!

I am happy to announce the fall schedule for my classes in southern Maine/ New Hampshire!

These classes will cover all aspects of making the chair including:
Splitting, handling and storing green wood
Wood drying and technology
Tools and Sharpening
Shaving and Shaping Parts
Turning (While turnings will be provided, there will be extensive demonstrations on the turning processes.)
Drilling, Reaming and Design
Bending
Joinery
Seat Carving
Assembly
Finish (demonstration)

The classes are limited to 6 students to ensure that we will be able to follow the interests and abilities of the students. Class times will run from 8-5 daily, but after hours access will be available to ensure that the students have enough time to explore and learn at a comfortable pace.

For 2017, I will be offering two classes, the first is a side chair class where new chairmakers will learn to make either of the chairs in my book, the fan back or the balloon back. You can choose either as well as the style of turning, baluster or bobbin (the stylized bamboo). The second class is a continuous arm class that is open to all students.

The Details

September 11-16 Sidechair Class
tuition $1500
number of students per class - 6

October 16-21 Continuous Armchair Class
tuition $1500
number of students per class - 6

Registration
Please contact me to register for the class at my email address, peter@petergalbertchairmaker.com. All enrollments will be first come first serve. Full payment for classes is due upon enrollment. The cancellation policy allows a full refund up to 30 days from the class start date and 50% up to 15 days from start date. If we are able to fill the slot, full refund will be made regardless of cancellation date.
Our goal is to teach small groups to increase the attention available per student and create a personally tailored experience, thank you for your understanding and commitment.
Feel free to contact me at (978) 660-5580
Classes are held at the Mill at Salmon Falls in Rollinsford New Hampshire, on the border with South Berwick, Maine.


1 comment:

Rich said...

Pete,
Best of luck in your new endeavor with the school.
Your students will be taught by the most empathetic and the warmest people I have ever known..... in addition to being THE MOST SKILLED artist and craftsman.
I learned a life time of knowledge from you.

We miss in the neighborhood.
Rich