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Wooden Boat School at the Hudson River Maritime Museum Announces Additional Classes
Kingston, NY (May 9, 2023)– The Hudson River Maritime Museum’s Wooden Boat School is pleased to announce new classes for adults in July and August. Taught by professionals in the field of woodworking and carpentry, the Wooden Boat School offers a variety of introductory and advanced courses for adults interested in expanding their skills in woodworking, boat building, and traditional crafts. Projects include wood and resin jewelry, cheese slicer and charcuterie boards and the hugely popular introduction to woodworking. Registration is now open at www.hrmm.org/adult-classes.html.
The Wooden Boat School’s woodworking programs are perfect for adults who want to work with their hands and learn new skills. Participants will work on-site in the museum’s wood shop to create take-home projects with the help of skilled instructors. Some courses require some woodworking and/or machine tool experience.
For a detailed line-up of the Wooden Boat School’s classes for adults, please see the schedule below:
Thursday, June 8 and Friday, June 9, 10am - 4pm
Wood and Resin Jewelry Making
A two-day course during which students will design and create a piece of jewelry of their choosing. Learn to experiment with a scroll saw, mix and pour epoxy resin, glue up thin pieces of wood, and hand turn wooden rings and bracelets.
Friday June 23, 6pm–8pm & Saturday June 24, 11am–3pm
Cheese Slicer & Charcuterie Board
Suitable for beginners and seasoned woodworkers alike, this two-day workshop includes the materials and supplies to create a small cheese cutting board and a larger charcuterie board or cutting board made of different species of wood.
Saturday, July 15, 10am - 4pm
Shaker Tape Stool
Come join us for this class to explore the historic art of building furniture and weaving the seat. You will build your own shaker stool and weave the seat with 100% cotton shaker tape. In this class, you will assemble the stool and then weave the seat of the stool with cotton tape.
Sunday, July 23, 10am - 5pm
Live Edge Table
Build your own live edge table. Students will select locally harvested and kiln dried hardwood, cut, sand and plane, the table then attach legs. Each student will leave with their own coffee table ready for application with their choice of finish.
Saturday, August 5 & Sunday, August 6, 10am - 4pm
Wooden Spoon Carving
Come learn the incredibly satisfying craft of green wood spoon carving. A great introduction to wood technology, traditional edge tools, and knife grips. No power tools or loud noises, just the sound of chips and shavings falling to the floor.
August 20, 10am - 4pm
Splint Weave Stool
Learn to construct a footstool and then weave the seat with fibre splint, weaving patterns which are applicable to Shaker tape, ash splint, vinyl splint and reed. The class includes all the materials necessary to leave with a beautiful hand woven footstool.
For details about classes and registration , visit the Wooden Boat School online at https://www.hrmm.org/youth-classes.html or call (845) 338-0071.
The Hudson River Maritime Museum is located along the historic Rondout Creek in downtown Kingston, N.Y. HRMM is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries, and related industries. The Museum opened the Riverport Wooden Boat School in 2016 and the Riverport Sailing School in 2017.
Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401
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