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HST101C21 H.S. Spring Break Turning Intro with Matt Monaco

March, 8 - March, 12 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


H.S. Spring Break Turning Intro with Matt Monaco
March 8–12, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Don’t just sit around over spring break — make something!

Announcing a new class for high-school students: Learn wood turning with Matt Monaco during the March 8–12 school break. For a limited time until Feb. 28th, we are offering a $300 discount to the first nine(8) who register. 

Learn the excitement of creating, shaping, and making objects on the wood lathe with this five-day introduction to wood turning with professional turner Matt Monaco. Turning is an important part of furniture-building, but is also a satisfying discipline in itself.

In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of safe lathe use, as well as how to use gouges to shape the wood to your specifications. We will use a variety of skill building exercises to refine your techniques as you learn how to control your tools and design and create beautiful forms.

Projects will include:
• a spinning top
• basic bowl
• container with lid

We will also apply a simple finish to the completed projects that will protect the wood and make it suitable for giving — or keeping.

Instructor Matt Monaco, owner of Monaco Bowls, designs and creates turned products for homeowners, gallery buyers, museum stores, and interior designers. In addition to producing his own work, Matt is a wonderful teacher and is a sponsored representative for Glaser Hi-Tec Tools, demonstrates for national wood turning clubs of the AAW, and leads classes at woodworking schools across the country, including the Southwest School of Woodworking.

Prerequisites: None. All levels welcome.
Tools required: None. All tools and materials supplied by the school.

Please bring ear and eye protection and a safety mask.

Class size: Minimum 5, Maximum 8.

Please read and understand our Refund and Cancellation policies. By making payment you acknowledge that you have read and understand these policies.

PLEASE NOTE: In addition to our standard class policies, we are taking additional precautions due to the COVID-19 virus. Effective May 26, 2020:

We will be strictly limiting class sizes to no more than eight (9) students to allow for adequate distancing between class participants.
All benches and shared tools will be sanitized before and after each class.
All students, instructors, and staff are required to wear a properly-fitted mask that securely covers the nose and mouth while inside the school.
When entering the school, all students, instructors, and staff will have their temperature checked. Anyone with a temperature above 100.3 will not be allowed to enter the building.
Anyone exhibiting any cold or flu-like symptoms—even if it is believed to be allergy-related—will not be allowed to enter the building.

Thank you for your understanding.


March 8@9:00 am
March 12@4:00 pm
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