2017 Guild School

June 10–16, 2017     Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, Maine

12 Hour Classes

Pete Acquisto - Silver Cann, c. 1800 (FULL)
Pete Acquisto - English Bowl, c. 1712 (FULL)
Diane Almeyda - Copper Weathervane
Bonni Backe - Laundry Basket
Bonni Backe - Hardware and More
Pia Becker - Herbs (FULL)
Pam & Pete Boorum - Wooden Boxes (FULL)
Annelle Ferguson - Needlework for an 18th Century Child’s Nursery
Beth Freeman-Kane - "Strawberry Bowl" (FULL)
Bob Hurd - Folding Sewing Box (10:00am class is FULL)
Hiroyuki & Kyoko Kimura - Roses
Miyuki Kobayashi - Jellyfish Aquarium (FULL)
Iulia Chin Lee - Bowls on Stem
Iulia Chin Lee - Wood Vases
Iulia Chin Lee - Lamp with a Spiral Base
Chris Malcomson - Georgian Marquetry Tray on Stand, c. 1790
Cristina Minischetti - Confectionary (FULL)
Cristina Minischetti - Home Baked Sweets (FULL)
Mary Grady O’Brien - Whimsical Folk Art Bird Tree
Pat Richards - Victorian Christmas Tree (FULL)
Bill Robertson - Scrimshaw Pie Crimpers (FULL)
Nancy Summers - Design a Chair and Footstool (FULL)

INSTRUCTOR: Pete Acquisto, Fellow
COURSE: Silversmithing and Machine Work
PROJECT: Silver Cann, c. 1800

(This class is FULL)

This beautiful Cann by David Townsend is a great project for a 12-hour class. This bulbous shaped mug will be perfect for learning how to make curves using an attachment on the lathe. Students will learn the basic operation of the lathe and techniques required to make this pleasing shape. Students will use a jeweler’s saw to cut out the simple shape of the handle using a pattern that will be supplied. Students will also learn how to use the flex shaft machine for shaping and finishing. They will learn simple silver soldering. This class will be fun and students will have time to finish their ½" high silver mug.

TIME: 12 hours. Completion is likely.

POWER TOOLS: lathe, flex shaft

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

MATERIALS FEE: $80 to be collected at school

INSTRUCTOR:Pete Acquisto, Fellow
COURSE: Silversmithing and Machine Work
PROJECT: English Bowl, c. 1712

(This class is FULL)

This pretty bowl makes a nice project for the beginner student who wants to learn the basic operation of the lathe and the use of some of the attachments. Students will learn how to make beautiful curves with ease to accomplish the shape of the bowl. They will learn how to use the flex shaft machine for shaping and finishing techniques. This class will be fun and easy. Students will have time to finish in the time allotted and some may be able to finish a second piece.

TIME: 12 hours. Completion is likely.

POWER TOOLS: lathe, flex shaft

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

MATERIALS FEE: $110 to be collected at school

INSTRUCTOR: Diane Almeyda, Artisan
COURSE: Metal Work
PROJECT: Copper Weathervane

In colonial times many people, especially farmers and sailors, relied on weathervanes and almanacs to help them predict the weather by indicating which way the wind was blowing. The rooster, the most popular of weathervane characters, was used in Europe as early as the ninth century on the roofs of churches in order to ward off evil and to proclaim good faith. Bringing this tradition with them, early American colonists placed weathervanes in the shape of roosters on the tops of barns and houses. Local craftsmen, farmers and carpenters experimented with a variety of designs.

This rooster is used as the logo of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Museum in Colonial Williamsburg and, according to the file notes, this weathervane originated in America, possibly between 1850 and 1875. The maker of this vane imaginatively shaped the sheet copper, employed unusual geometric cut-outs in the rooster’s body that were probably intended to reduce the weight of that part of the vane, and cut stylized, exaggerated curves for tail feathers.

Using a jeweler’s saw and small hand tools, students will recreate this wonderful weathervane. Skills utilized will include sawing, filing, riveting, and patinating.

TIME: 12 hours. Completion is likely.

POWER TOOLS: drill press, flex shaft

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner and intermediate. Suitable for most any level of student, the ability to sit for a prolonged period of time, good eyesight (with magnification), and moderate strength in the hands are necessary for success in this class.

MATERIALS FEE: $40 to be collected at school

INSTRUCTOR: Bonni Backe, Fellow
COURSE: Basketry
PROJECT: Laundry Basket

Laundry baskets are timeless and internationally known. Students will weave this basket using a frame of wrapped wire and waxed thread (Maine made!) on a form so they can concentrate on the weaving. After forming the rim, the handles will be made on the basket. Students will each receive a towel to have a start on their laundry!

TIME: 12 hours. Completion is likely.

POWER TOOLS: None

SKILL LEVEL: All levels

MATERIALS FEE: $30 to be collected at school

INSTRUCTOR: Bonni Backe, Fellow
COURSE: Photo Etching
PROJECT: Hardware and More

Have you ever wanted to create your own hardware or other brass pieces? It’s possible with photo etching. Photo etching involves a transparency, and a specially prepared photo sensitive film laminated onto the metal to be etched. Where the light shines through the transparency, the film is hardened. Where the light is blocked by black ink, the film is dissolved, allowing the etchant to eat away the metal—ta da—it’s the brass of your dreams!

Students will have their own tank of etchant, so they can work at their own pace. Those who have already purchased the Micro-Mark Photo Etch kit are encouraged to bring it. Many transparencies will be provided, so at the end of the week there will be a wide range of hardware.

Photo etching involves chemicals, which if used in a well-ventilated area and with proper caution are not harmful. We will definitely have both.

TIME: 12 hours. Completion is likely.

POWER TOOLS: None

SKILL LEVEL: All levels

MATERIALS FEE: $60 to be collected at school. There will be an additional fee for custom design work to be pre-arranged with the instructor.

INSTRUCTOR: Pia Becker, Artisan
COURSE: Plant Making
PROJECT: Herbs

(This class is FULL)

Mmmmm, oh the smell! What would a kitchen or garden be without a few fresh herbs?

In this class students will learn how to do chives, parsley and lemon balm, using different techniques and materials to achieve the most realistic look. No pre-cut parts will be used. Students will learn how to cut the required shapes by hand and how important the precise shape of a leaf can be. Tips and tricks by the instructor will be given to form a basic knowledge on the how-to of herbs so students will be able to transfer their knowledge to do many more different herbs in the end. The herbs made in class will be planted in a wooden basket made by Crystal Monson.

TIME: 12 hours. Completion is likely.

POWER TOOLS: None

SKILL LEVEL: All levels. As there will be many very small leaves, good eyesight and steady hands are required.

MATERIALS FEE: $20 to be collected at school

INSTRUCTOR: Pam & Pete Boorum, Artisans
COURSE: Woodworking
PROJECT: Wooden Boxes

(This class is FULL)

Constructing this assortment of wooden boxes provides the student an opportunity to experience a wide variety of designs, joinery techniques and wood species that are used in many furniture projects. It is an excellent class selection for a student’s first venture into miniature woodworking and is also sophisticated enough to be of interest to the more experienced. The boxes have many purposes and can be used in many settings. A candle box, seed box, hexagonal box and even a jewelry box are included.

Students will have an opportunity to construct at least eight different boxes. The boxes are chosen for a variety of styles and construction techniques. Students will be exploring the use of rabbeted joints, finger joints, miters and splines. There will be different lids—hinged, press-fit, paneled lids and sliding lids. Though cherry lumber is a personal favorite, students will also be using rosewood and holly accents, and some recently acquired very interesting figured woods and exotic species.

The class will primarily involve the table saw, employing a variety of saw blades and fixtures to achieve the various joinery techniques. A shaper also will be used as needed. When finished, students will have gained confidence in using the table saw and will have a good feeling for the design and construction of the box which is a basic design and construction element of case woodworking.

TIME: 12 hours. Completion is likely.

POWER TOOLS: table saw, shaper

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner and intermediate

MATERIALS FEE: $30 to be collected at school

INSTRUCTOR: Annelle Ferguson, Fellow
COURSE: Needlepoint
PROJECT: Needlework for an 18th Century Child’s Nursery

Childhood was quite different in the 18th century than it is in the 21st century. Wealthy young children were generally brought up by their nurses or governesses. They spent a great deal of time in their nurseries, used not only for sleeping, but for meals and playtime.

Young women more than likely spent their childhood in a similar situation. During their early years, they perhaps spent time in their nursery before attending a finishing school where they learned the fine art of needlework. It is probable that the first item accomplished at a girls’ academy was a sampler. After marriage, most women in the 18th century created decorative embroideries for their home. For her child's nursery, a young mother may have created an embroidered seat cover for a high chair. Also, the nursery would have been an excellent place to hang her own childhood sampler.

The focus of this class will be designing and needlepointing a seat cover for a child's chair. Using pictures of antique seat covers as inspiration, students may create their own pattern on graph paper to needlepoint on #72 silk gauze, using silk threads. Or students may choose to follow step-by-step instructions using a design created by the instructor. Class discussion will include the essentials for setting up the project and the selection of colors, plus adapting antique designs into 1/12 scale. Charts will be completed by the week’s end. However, because of the smallness of the seat cover, students could possibly complete the project in the 12-hour time frame.

As an option, the finished seat cover may be upholstered on a Chippendale style child's chair, created especially for this class by Elizabeth Gazmuri. The chair includes a restraining bar and is supported on a table stand. The chair on a table stand was considered a convenience for the caregiver during meals and for keeping the pre-walking child safe. If by chance the child joined the family at mealtime, the chair could be pushed up to the dining table. After infancy, the two pieces could be separated and used as a small chair and table set in the playroom.

As a bonus, students may create a sampler on #60 silk gauze, inspired by samplers created in 18th century New England or the mother country. Students may also elect to work from a partial chart supplied by the instructor. Materials and instructions will be supplied to finish the sampler at home.

TIME: 12 hours. While completion is unlikely, students will have all the instructions and materials to finish the project on their own.

POWER TOOLS: None

SKILL LEVEL: All levels. Students should be experienced with basic needlepoint and feel comfortable working on #60 and #72 silk gauze.

MATERIALS FEE: $25 to be collected in advance of school. Optional Fee: $280 for a Chippendale style child’s chair on a table stand by Elizabeth Gazmuri, to be collected in advance of school.

INSTRUCTOR: Beth Freeman-Kane, Fellow
COURSE: Sculpting
PROJECT: “Strawberry Bowl”

(This class is FULL)

A fun foray into sculpting in polymer! Learn the different soft and hard sculpting techniques with polymer clay as we sculpt a House Sparrow or Chickadee (choice!), and some tiny strawberries. This class provides the opportunity to work with the clay without any pressure of achieving a definite result—just get to know the material, enjoy the feel and create as many different bird shapes as you like. The cast bowl will be provided with the wire legs already embedded. Bird castings will also be available for those who have learned what they need to from the sculpting process, but would prefer to paint one of the instructor’s castings for the final piece. Students will learn different acrylic painting techniques to create interesting contrasting textures—the patina on a rusty enamel bowl, shiny fruit and the softness of feathers on a bird. This class will be pure magic in miniature!

TIME: 12 hours. Completion is likely.

POWER TOOLS: moto tool

SKILL LEVEL: All levels

MATERIALS FEE: $30 to be collected at school


INSTRUCTOR: Bob Hurd, Artisan
COURSE: Woodworking
PROJECT: Folding Sewing Box

(10:00am class is FULL)

Before mass-produced clothing became affordable, women were charged with seamstress duties and young girls were required to master complicated sewing skills. As a result, containers such as boxes and baskets designed to hold sewing tools were widespread and diverse. The earliest sewing containers were simple bags made of fabric or leather, but the development of fine sewing tools led to the production of boxes to protect these tools from damage. Industrialization in the 19th century and the rise of the middle class created a market for less expensive and more practical sewing boxes.

This folding sewing box is a classic design that includes one large compartment and four smaller compartments that raise and expand outward allowing full access to the contents of the box. The box has a base with four tapered legs. The top compartments have lids with knobs. A carrying handle is attached to the sides of the box.

Students will be using the table saw to cut the tapered legs, cut the pieces to size and cut rabbet joints to construct the base and compartments. Rabbets will also be cut on the underside of the lids to fit within the top compartments. The handle will be shaped to fit the box. The drill press will be used to make the holes for the nails that attach the handle and the twelve strips to the box in the precise location that will allow smooth operation of the opening and closing of the box. The turned knobs for the top lids will be provided.

TIME: 12 hours. Completion is likely.

POWER TOOLS: table saw, drill press

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner and intermediate. Students will be working with very small pieces of wood on the table saw and drill press. Prior experience with these power tools is a plus, but all students will be instructed in the safe operation of these tools.

MATERIALS FEE: $35 to be collected at school

INSTRUCTOR: Hiroyuki & Kyoko Kimura, Fellow
COURSE: Plant Making
PROJECT: Roses

Students will make some roses by sculpting clay. They will learn the art of making a fresh flower, taking advantage of the transparent texture of the clay. This technique is a little difficult and will be the focus for the class. The instructors will explain about a method of making the other items (bud and leaves), but to save time, students will be given leaves and the bud created by the instructors.

TIME: 12 hours. Completion is likely with some overtime.

POWER TOOLS: None

SKILL LEVEL: All levels

MATERIALS FEE: $34 to be collected at school

INSTRUCTOR: Miyuki Kobayashi, Artisan
COURSE: Clay Sculpting
PROJECT: Jellyfish Aquarium

(This class is FULL)

Clear body, slow swaying tentacles, very calm movements; jellyfish can be healing for our daily busyness and tiredness. However, the power of the jellyfish is not only for the above mentioned. It has existed for approximately 600 million years to 1 billion years and is a superior creature that has lived while adapting itself to various environmental changes on the earth.

To make the jellyfish students will use a special clay, unlike that used for former fish like the goldfish or seafish. It is sticky, so it may feel a little bit difficult to work with. The instructor has some good techniques to share and also students only need to make a few so they can take more time to figure it. Students will also learn to make corals, providing a good contrast of clear jellyfish to the colorful corals.

The aquarium classes have the pressure of time because of the need to pour the resin on Thursday. However, students will be able to make their wonderful aquarium if they do each step of each day; then get a relaxing time on Friday.

TIME: 12 hours. Completion is likely.

POWER TOOLS: None

SKILL LEVEL: All levels

MATERIALS FEE: $48 to be collected at school

INSTRUCTOR: Iulia Chin Lee, Artisan
COURSE: Turning Wood Objects
PROJECT: Bowls on Stem

This course is a lovely introduction to basic techniques of lathe turning in wood. It consists of spindle turning and bowl hollowing. The students will gain an understanding and familiarity with turning tools and their proper use. The instructor will teach students how to create different contours and shapes. While basic spindle and bowl turning techniques are taught in the class, emphasis will also be put on the student accomplishing turned footed objects such as vases, goblets and bowls. The students, with these lessons and practice, will be able to develop skills to create artistic pieces. The woods used will be mahogany, cherry, maple and some exotic woods.

TIME: 12 hours. Completion is likely.

POWER TOOLS: lathe

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner and intermediate.

MATERIALS FEE:$45 to be collected at school. Students who do not have turning tools may purchase them from the instructor. The Sorby turning tool set is $150 and a Chinese set is $75.

INSTRUCTOR: Iulia Chin Lee, Artisan
COURSE: Wood Turning/Vase Hollowing
PROJECT: Wood Vases

This course is a wonderful introduction to the turning technique of vase hollowing in wood. In the class the instructor will teach students step-by-step usage of tools and the basic shapes of classic wood turning. Students will learn the various cutting maneuvers at the lathe to make different forms as well as how to hollow them. The project includes a variety of hollow shapes.

The class will start with an introduction/review of basic wood turning. Once students become comfortable with the tools and the cutting method, they will learn to hollow out vases. Finishing pieces on the lathe will also be taught. The students will be using special hollowing tools, made by Harmony Water, with an option to purchase.

Beginners will appreciate receiving individual coaching and instruction. Intermediate and advanced turners can hone their skills with personal attention from the instructor. Through practice, students will develop the skills to create useful and artistic pieces. Vases will be made out of mahogany, cherry, maple and exotic woods.

TIME: 12 hours. Completion is likely.

POWER TOOLS: lathe

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner and intermediate

MATERIALS FEE: $45 to be collected at school. Students who do not have turning tools may purchase them from the instructor. The Sorby turning tool set is $150 and a Chinese set is $75.

INSTRUCTOR: Iulia Chin Lee, Artisan
COURSE: Spindle Turning/Spiral Carving
PROJECT: Lamp with a Spiral Base

Spiral turnings are often used for furniture and decorative objects. It is a combination of lathe turning and hand carving. This course is an introduction to the technique of spiral work (or twist) in wood turning.

The class will start with basic spindle turning and a cutting maneuver for a variety of shapes. After the students are comfortable with the tools and the cutting method, they will then learn how to make a spiral on the lathe. In the class, the instructor will discuss how to make multi-start spiral work and will show diagrams of how to achieve them. Techniques of finishing on the lathe will also be taught. Through practice, students will be able to develop skills to create not only useful but also artistic pieces. Students will be turning mahogany, cherry, maple and some exotic woods.

TIME: 12 hours. Completion of two lamps is likely.

POWER TOOLS: lathe

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner and intermediate

MATERIALS FEE: $55 to be collected at school. Students who do not have turning tools may purchase them from the instructor. The Sorby turning tool set is $150 and a Chinese set is $75.

INSTRUCTOR: Chris Malcomson, Artisan
COURSE: Furniture Construction
PROJECT: Georgian Marquetry Tray on Stand, c. 1790

This classic piece of Georgian furniture would have been a common feature in houses of the period. The wavy gallery and classical marquetry motifs can be dated exactly to the 1790 period when rich Chippendale carving was being replaced by the classical Georgian dimensions.

The techniques taught in this class are: shaping the sabre legs and constructing the stand, veneering the tray top, making and inlaying the marquetry oval at its center, making and shaping the wavy gallery, and making the cross bandings. The oval shape of the tray adds to the complexity and students will be using “formers” to shape the components before sanding and polishing each section. These skills and the techniques will enable students to enhance their own projects with veneering and marquetry as well as shaped work.

TIME: 12 hours. Completion is likely.

POWER TOOLS: table saw, lathe

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

MATERIALS FEE: $20 to be collected at school

INSTRUCTOR: Cristina Minischetti, Fellow
COURSE: Polymer Clay Food
PROJECT: Confectionary

(This class is FULL)

This class offers a selection of fine bakery goods that can be used as a group for a shop, a party project, or individually. The set is made up of a raspberry layered cake, cupcakes, a saint-honoré cake, and macaroons in a glass jar and in a small box.

Making these items students will learn how to use polymer clays with advanced techniques as: sculpting and creating different textures; coloring with chalks and acrylic paint; making molds to form multiple pieces into the same shape; and piping techniques for cake decorating. The techniques and skills learned can be used in other miniature food projects.

The instructor will provide some tools together with all the accessories used in the project and highly detailed written directions to keep for future reference. She will also supply a wooden board to arrange the finished food. Students who want a different arrangement may bring their own miniature table.

TIME: 12 hours. Completion is likely.

POWER TOOLS: None.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate and advanced. Students new to polymer clay will get a simple tutorial about polymer clay techniques before school.

MATERIALS FEE: $75 to be collected at school

INSTRUCTOR: Cristina Minischetti, Fellow
COURSE: Polymer Clay Food
PROJECT: Home Baked Sweets

(This class is FULL)

The following popular home baked goods are proposed in this class: a cherry pie, a marble cake, blueberry muffins, chocolate chip cookies and jam cookies. Making these items students will learn how to use polymer clays with advanced techniques as: sculpting and creating different textures; coloring with chalks and acrylic paint; making molds to form multiple pieces into the same shape; and using Liquid Polymer Clay with other mediums for sauces and liquids. The techniques and skills learned can be used in other miniature food projects.

The teacher will provide some tools together with all the accessories used in the project and highly detailed written directions to keep for future reference. She will supply a wooden board to arrange the finished food. Students who want a different arrangement may bring their own miniature table.

TIME: 12 hours. Completion is likely.

POWER TOOLS: None

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate and advanced. Students new to polymer clay will get a simple tutorial about polymer clay techniques before school.

MATERIALS FEE: $75 to be collected at school

INSTRUCTOR: Mary Grady O’Brien, Fellow
COURSE: Folk Art Painting
PROJECT: Whimsical Folk Art Bird Tree

Birds were a favorite subject for many folk art projects. Students will have the opportunity to explore their own individual expression in this class. Students will be given a tree perch hand made by the instructor. Building a tree perch will not be part of the classroom experience, but there will be discussion around the many options on how they might be constructed. Students will receive five undecorated birds in varying sizes, fashioned out of porcelain. The students will then determine position and color for each bird. The initial coat will be applied using an acrylic paint color. However, the decorative touches and fine details will be executed using oil paints. The instructor is expecting a great deal of personal expression in this class.

For those who tend to work at a faster pace, there will be the opportunity to explore constructing additional birds using polymer clay. Folk art has the ability to look charming even when not highly refined. This class promises to be relaxed and fun for students of all levels.

TIME: 12 hours. Completion is likely.

POWER TOOLS: None

SKILL LEVEL: All levels

MATERIALS FEE $95 to be collected at school

INSTRUCTOR: Pat Richards, Fellow
COURSE: Multi-Media
PROJECT: Victorian Christmas Tree

(This class is FULL)

The Christmas tree tradition is believed to have begun in Germany in the 19th century. Having a Christmas tree in your home at the holidays became so popular that deforestation became a serious concern. In the late 1800s some enterprising person discovered that you could make a convincing replica of an evergreen tree with feathers. Brought by German immigrants, feather trees became very popular in this country towards the end of the 19th and on into the first half of the 20th centuries.

To make a miniature “feather” tree, students will use tissue paper instead of feathers, but the process will be very similar to life-size feather tree construction techniques. Students will be able to make their tree in a traditional shade of green, or in one of several other choices, for a Christmas tree, or for a tree to celebrate another holiday. They will set their tree in their choice of containers, which they will paint and decorate. Over the years feather trees have been trimmed in many different styles. After finishing their trees, students will have the opportunity to make a variety of decorations including candles, garlands, paper chains, and more.

TIME: 12 hours. Completion is likely.

POWER TOOLS: None

SKILL LEVEL: This class is suitable for all skill levels as long as students are comfortable working with fine details and repetitive actions.

MATERIALS FEE: $25 to be collected at school

INSTRUCTOR: Bill Robertson, Artisan
COURSE: Ivory Carving
PROJECT: Scrimshaw Pie Crimpers

(This class is FULL)

In many folk art collections there are scrimshaw pie crimpers or jagging wheels. These are whimsical carvings, often of animal shapes with wavy wheels at the end used to crimp or decorate the edges of piecrusts. They were usually made by sailors on long sea voyages for their sweethearts out of materials at hand, whale bone and walrus ivory. They range from the simplest designs to complex carvings with multiple wheels.

For this miniature class there will be many options. Students will be able to choose from a number of designs ranging from fairly simple to extremely complex. Completion of the project will be directly related to how realistic the pattern chosen matches the student’s skill level. Due to the small size of the project (the full-size examples are often only 6"long) students will be able to work in either 1/12th or some larger scales.

Students will begin by applying patterns to legal fossilized ivory and cutting out the shape with a jeweler’s saw. Then using files, knifes and gravers the details will be carved. Careful sanding will be followed by polishing the ivory to a silky, smooth, shiny surface. The wheel will be turned on a lathe, divided and either a wavy or zig-zagged edge cut into it. This will get interesting as the wheel is cut from both sides and in some cases is about .010"thick. For those who really like a challenge, they can make a wheel with spokes.

TIME: 12 hours. Completion is likely.

POWER TOOLS: lathe, drill press, flex shaft

SKILL LEVEL: All levels. This class would appeal to those wishing to do fine, super small and intensely detailed work. Due to the size of the project good eyesight and hand coordination is a must. As with all of this instructor’s classes, there will be extra details to challenge the most advanced students in addition to the basic project.

MATERIALS FEE: $75 to be collected at school

INSTRUCTOR: Nancy Summers, Fellow
COURSE: Building and Upholstering
PROJECT: Design a Chair and Footstool

(This class is FULL)

Students will design their own chair using many different parts that the instructor has made. There will be several different seats, backs, arms and legs. All parts are interchangeable so many different chairs can be made from various combinations of the parts. The picture shows only three chairs that can be made, but there are many other options. The footstool will have interchangeable parts also. Students need only assemble and glue the chairs and footstools together; no construction is necessary.

After students have designed and assembled their chair and footstool, they will stain them or leave them natural because all parts that show are made of cherry wood. They can get their chairs ready to tuft or drill holes to put small nails on their chair for decoration.

The instructor will have leather of several colors for upholstering their chair and footstool and she will also have fabric to coordinate with the leather. Students can bring their own fabric if they wish. There are so many different chairs that can be made and so many ways to upholster them.

TIME: 12 hours. Completion is likely.

POWER TOOLS: None

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

MATERIALS FEE: $75 to be collected in advance of school