Classes & Workshops

David has over 15 years of turning experience and is pleased to offer a series of workshops at his studio in Warkworth (90 minutes northeast of Toronto). All workshops are designed for one or two students (though he will take a third) to maximize the opportunity for hands-on learning. David has taught students from 6 to 70 years of age, men and women, beginners through experienced turners.

For out of town students, accommodation can be arranged at our self-contained apartment located on site, or at one of several excellent B&B’s in the area. Contact David today to book a workshop or find out more.

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Classes & Workshops

There are two basic workshop, and an 'advanced' custom workshop that is based on student interest (e.g.. bowls or spindle work). The workshops are as follows:

1/2 day Introduction to wood turning (4 hours) $120 private/$100 semi-private
This workshop includes an introduction to the lathe, parts, tools and safety. Students are introduced to faceplate turning and will complete a small piece by the end of the workshop. Materials are included.

Full day Introduction to wood turning (8 hours) $200 private/$150 semi-private
The full day workshop will build upon the skills learned in the 1/2 day session and will include an introduction to spindle turning (between centers) as well as basic chisel sharpening and finishes. Students can tackle a more challenging single piece or complete a second piece. Materials are included. This workshop can be taken as two separate 1/2 day sessions if desired.

Custom Workshops (4 hours $120/8 hours $200)
Custom workshops are built around the needs and desires of the student. These can cover topics such as turning bowls, platters, natural edged pieces, spindle (between centers) pieces, finishes, and tool sharpening. Each workshop is a minimum of 4 hours and can be extended as required.

Shop Time $20/hour
David is pleased to offer interested students the use of the studio to pursue projects of their own. Although students can work totally independently he will be pleased to offer advice and direction as needed or required.

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