Rustic Table Making & Small Sculptures

October 19 - October 20, 2024

Rustic Table Making & Small Sculptures


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $395
Material Fee: $35

In this workshop, we’ll begin by making a simple rustic twig/Adirondack-style side table using elementary techniques and simple nailed-together assembly. Once we’ve got a flat surface to fill, we will go about fashioning a small sculpture out of readily available material. Be ready to build a simple twiggy table and a small non-functional object of the art variety. Conversations about art & functionality will happen, perhaps a jumping off point for more absurd and lighthearted fare.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
NOTE: Our Dining Hall is closed for the season so lunches are NOT included. 

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Matthew Lusk

Matthew has been making sculptural and utilitarian objects professionally in New York City for nearly 25 years. Prior to that, he has been a candlemaker, a blacksmith’s apprentice, and a ceramicist. Matthew’s educational bona fides (BFA, MFA in Sculpture) are polished to a luster by a six-month stint as a Student/Host at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. He currently maintains a studio in the mid-Hudson Valley city of Newburgh, NY.

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