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Continuing Education Classes

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Recycle & Repurpose Paper Arts

Do you have a stack of old books, magazines, or even junk mail lying around? In this class, we will use these materials as the basis to create new art projects! Upon completion, students utilize old books, magazines, and even junk mail to create...

Detail photograph of loom weaving equipment and supplies.

Exploring Ideas in Weaving

We will start with a versatile set up and cover weaving fundamentals. In this 5 week course, there will be opportunities for students to experiment with design techniques at the loom to generate new ideas for future weaving projects. Prior experience...

A hatchet and knives plunged into a tree stump.

Open Project

Throughout this course, students will have open lab time to design and craft the project of their choice, under the guidance of our instructor. This course will place an emphasis on making the craft of blacksmithing an enjoyable and attainable hobby...

The ABS official logo: having a decorative knife infront of an anvil with an orange and red fire behind it.

ABS Handles and Guards

This class is designed to continue the course of study set forth in the ABS Introduction to Bladesmithing course. This class includes detailed information on creating handles, both full tang and hidden tang, guards, butt caps, decorative file work,...

Hand Building Basics

During this 5 week course we will cover the fundamentals of handbuilding with clay, no prior experience required! Each week we will complete a different project based on a new technique. Week one will cover pinch pots, including my unique technique...

Hand Building Basics

During this 5 week course we will cover the fundamentals of handbuilding with clay, no prior experience required! Each week we will complete a different project based on a new technique. Week one will cover pinch pots, including my unique technique...

A product image from Chichester Canada Inc of a knife made from a railroad spike against a white background.

Railroad Spike Forging: Knife or Hatchet

Throughout this course, students will learn the basics of skills of forging railroad spikes into either a knife or a hatchet. This course will place an emphasis on making the craft of blacksmithing an enjoyable and attainable hobby for anyone. Students...

A man working with carpentry tools to build a bench in a woodworking studio.

Woodworking on a Budget – Open Project

Throughout this course, students will garner a strong understanding of basic power tools, as well as expand their abilities with hand tools, while they work to craft a project of their choice (within reason). This course will place an emphasis on...

A detail photograph of honey bees making honey in a honeycomb.

Backyard Bee Keeping

Backyard Beekeeping is a fun, but intensive 12-week course designed for those individuals who are seriously interested in maintaining a honeybee apiary. Prior knowledge about honeybees is not required! Subjects covered will include the science of...