Fun & Educational Youth Classes

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** Youth Workshops 2022 **

Turning Furniture

Penland Tween Camp

Penland School of Craft

Penland, North Carolina

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July 4 - 8, 2022

In this camp, we’ll learn the fundamentals of woodturning: learning basic shapes, creating mallets, building small projects, and learning to make a wedged mortise and tenon joints in preparation for designing and creating a stool. We’ll also cover design, then wrap up with how to safely apply an oil finish to bring out the color in our pieces and preserve them for years to come. 

Ages 11 - 14  Registration is open - Check here to join in on the fun.
       *** Morning Class is full but an Afternoon Class is being added so keep watch for registration to open back up ****

Share a Chair

Intergenerational Woodturning Class

John C. Campbell Folk School
One Folk School Road

Brasstown, NC

July 17 - 23, 2022

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In this class students will learn the fundamentals of woodturning.  We will go through the techniques of creating the general shapes such as coves, swells, flats and beads that make up the most complex forms, creating a wooden mallet to fit your hand.  Building on this knowledge, we will design and create the chair legs, stretchers and spindles. We will then attach our components to the seat using a wedged through mortise and tenon joint. Throughout the class we will cover the proper method of sanding for a smooth finish, revealing the uniqueness of each piece of wood; learn different methods of assemblish and clamping; and review different kinds of glues and finishes.

Ages 6 - 60  Intergenerational Workshop Registration Opens soon.
In the mean time,
check out John C Campbells website at Folk School!