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Continuing Education Classes

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An example of what is made in the course; a leather hand sewn knife covering against a green background. Knife is included in image.

Knife Sheath class

This 2-day class. Students will be instructed on how to construct a knife sheath, material selection, and techniques. Materials and supplies will be provided to make a finished knife sheath. Students need to bring a knife to make the sheath for...

A man is working in a woodshop on a table.

Woodworking for beginners – Small Table

This course will build on skills students have learned in the previous class and guide them through the construction of a small table of their own design, using basic woodworking tools that are easily accessible. No prior woodworking experience is...

A hatchet and knives plunged into a tree stump.

Make a Hatchet

Throughout this course, students will further hone their forging skills into creating their own hatchet. This project will include punching and drifting the eye of the hatchet, forging the cutting edge to shape, grinding the blade and making the...

Quilting: Courthouse Square Impressionism

The Courthouse Square block is an old favorite variation of the Log Cabin block. By manipulating color and fabric pattern, we'll produce a quilt with an impressionistic, watercolor look. Riot of color reproduces a happy, free quilt. Limiting to...

The ABS Logo: a decorative handled knife is set infront of an anvil with orange and red flames illuminating the objects.

ABS Introduction to Bladesmithing

This class is for beginning knifemakers, students will be introduced to the concepts and techniques needed to make a knife. Students are taught metal selection, blade function and different blade design will be discussed. Hand forging to shape, normalizing,...

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

jewelry student working at desk with metal tools and a wood block

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...

jewelry student working at desk with metal tools and a wood block

Bringing in the Heat

With basic skills behind us and an ability to create metal jewelry, we move on to joining metals with heat and cold connections with rivets. Students will explore, practice, and develop a love for joining metals with solder and heat.

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