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A man fishing for salmon, casting his fly rod into a lake in a natural setting.

Fly Rod Making

Build or restore your own fly rod. The course reviews the methodology of rod building will consist of techniques that are well over 100 years old. All materials will be provided but students are welcome to bring a rod for evaluation and restoration.

The knife is an example of what will be made in the course, a polished handle with a well formed and sharp blade.

Camp/Hunting Knife

This 3-day class. Students will be instructed on how to construct a Camp or Hunting Knife, including handle material selection, and forging techniques. Materials and supplies will be provided to make a finished Camp Knife. Instructor: Ken Hall

A metal necklace by artist Amy Pike.

Introduction to Metal Smithing

Carry on the tradition of metal smithing practiced throughout history. You will learn in a well-equipped metals studio on our beautiful campus. Through a series of projects, students will become familiar with the basic tools and techniques used to...

Upholstery Instructor: Lanie Hendrix Location: Oak Building, Downstairs Tuition: $173.00 This Hands on course begins the first class-Students should bring a simple desk or dining chair with a seat bottom or a footstool for their first project.   Instructor: Lani Hendrix  Course Code      Date                 Time Upholstery: Day Class CSP 4000 24825   1/9/23 – 3/27/23           Mondays, 10am-2pm Registration Deadline: 12/19/22  Course Code      Date                 Time Upholstery: Night Class CSP 4000 24826   1/9/23 – 3/27/23           Mondays, 5pm – 9pm Registration Deadline: 12/19/22

Upholstery

This hands on course begins the first class-Students should bring a simple desk or dining chair with a seat bottom or a footstool for their first project. Instructor: Lani Hendrix

Cartoon Illustration of a Blacksmither working with a hammer and anvil.

Handwrought Morning Studio

This course covers ideas and techniques for designing, heating and shaping metal. Topics include hammer control, use of power tools and advanced techniques such as metal lamination. Upon completion, students should be able to use traditional and...

A hand sewn quilt using a strip and block technique.

Quilting, Piecing and Applique by Hand

Great class to try quilting without a big investment. Develop a portable, creative and useful hobby which can also be used to provide warmth to family, friends and quilts for those in need. Students will learn template and rotary cutting methods,...

A detail photograph of honey bees on honeycomb.

Backyard Bee Keeping Workshop

The one day workshop will introduce Backyard Beekeeping basics to individuals considering the possibility of maintaining a honeybee apiary. Prior knowledge about honeybees is not required! Subjects covered include: the importance of honeybees...

A detail photography of a red, black, and yellow ball that has been made by coiling cotton in a have sphere, using fabric for color.

A Neater Coiled Basket

Coiled basketry can be produced by hand or machine. They can be left raw or covered with fabric. Students will learn methods to produce coiled baskets, coasters and even purses and vases. Students will learn to coil cord and stitch by hand and...

Hands taking a quilt and running it through a sewing machine.

Quilting

This 10 week session begins the first class learning the basics of choosing and project-cutting with a ruler and rotary blade. Sewing on one of our babyloc machines these classes are for beginners to accomplished quilters. Come bring the projects...

Cartoon illustration of a bearded man hammering hot metal on an anvil.

Make a Blacksmith’s Knife

Throughout this course, students will learn the basics of skills of forging and hone those skills into creating their own simple blacksmith’s knife. These simple and elegant knives have been hand crafted since the Iron Age and are a great starting...