Brass Tacks of Woodturning: The Basics & More

June 21 - June 25, 2024

Brass Tacks of Woodturning: The Basics & More


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $770
Material Fee: $100

This workshop will provide you with an understanding of the fundamentals of woodturning in a fun, open and sharing atmosphere. Whether you are a beginner or simply need to improve your current skills, this workshop will guide you through tool selection, sharpening, safety, techniques and will help you realize the possibilities of turning. You will begin with spindle turning then progress into faceplate turning to make small bowls or platters. Aspects of design and surface embellishment, using milk paint and texture, will also be explored. Everyone will leave with a series of finished objects and a solid understanding of woodturning and its potential as an art form.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants


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



Kimberly Winkle

Kimberly Winkle is a Professor and Director of the School of Art, Craft & Design at Tennessee Tech Univ. She earned a M.F.A. in Furniture Design from San Diego State University. Winkle has completed residencies at Haystack, Vermont Studio Center, the Museum for Art in Wood and Appalachian Center for Craft. She’s taught workshops at Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, John C. Campbell Folk School, and the Appalachian Center for Craft. Her work is exhibited nationally and internationally and has been included in a number of publications.


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