Day and evening classes are held each semester for both beginning and advanced adult students. For a complete list of upcoming Summer classes check below. Registration open May 11, 2022
Registration can be done on line directly from this link: https://diablo.asapconnected.com/#CourseGroupID=6490
Woodturning 101 — Introduction to Woodturning
Learn the fastest growing craft activity in the USA. Class includes wood lathe operation, tools, safest turning techniques. And fun turning activities of increasing complexity and projects to take home. Skill Level: Beginning. Prerequisite: willingness to learn something new and fun (8 weeks) Dietrich, Tuesday, 6 PM – 9 PM, 6/14 – 8/2
Course number: 873601, $182
Woodturning 150 - Advanced Spindle Turning Techniques
Build your woodturning skills in this project-based class while creating new and interesting items. Work on specific skills or tool usage. Projects are listed in the appendix. Prerequisite: Woodturning - 101 at PHEC. (6 weeks)
Bentley, Thursday, 1 PM – 4 PM, 6/16 – 7/21
Course number: 872901, $137
Woodturning 201 — Basic Bowl Turning
The next step in woodturning is learning about new tools and techniques used to turn wooden bowls. Discussion will include information on good design and multiple techniques for mounting and turning. Prerequisite: Woodturning 101 or Instructor approval. (6 weeks)
Griswold/Nelson, Tuesday, 1 PM – 4 PM, 6/14 – 7/19
Course number: 874301 $137
Woodturning - Acrylic Bottle Stoppers
Cast an Acrylic Blank which will be turned, sanded and polished into a Stainless-Steel Bottle Stopper. We will cover a variety of casting methods and approaches for tapping and holding the blank securely for turning. Prerequisite: Woodturning 101 at PHEC
Albert, Wednesday, 1PM-4 PM, 7/6-7/20
Course number: 878301 $102.
Woodturning – Multi-Axis Turning Workshop
Learn to turn objects using Multiple Axis safely and securely. Focus will be on pre-visualizing the effects of shifting axis with time to experiment and practice. Class project will focus on turning a 3-sided tool handle. (One-hour lunch break). Prerequisite: Woodturning 101 at PHEC.
Albert, Wednesday, , 9AM-4PM, 6/15
Course number: 878201 $75
Woodturning – Two-Axis Square Bowl
Learn to turn a pair of two-axis square bowls using a custom jig you will make in class. Prerequisite: Woodturning 201 at PHEC.
Dahl, Monday, 1PM-4PM, 6/6-6/27
Course number: 874901, $115
Woodturning- Collaboration Seminar
Bring inspiration, skills, and ideas and let’s create! In this three-day seminar, groups of three each morning collaborate on a piece to be completed that day.
With a wide variety of materials, each team can turn, burn, paint, carve and assemble something fantastic. Novice to expert, all materials provided. Just bring your creativity and your skills; let’s have fun and make art. (One hour lunch break).
$20 cash fee payable to instructor at the first class.
Cobb/Wolfe, T/W/TH, 9AM-4PM, 6/7-6/9
Course number: 878401, $227
INDEPENDENT PROJECTS - OPEN STUDIO
These are times for independent work – and are a staple of our turning program. Come and work with expert coaches. Our vast selection of tools and accessories will allow you to undertake most project opportunities. Pay for only the session you attend. Prerequisite: Woodturning – 101 at PHEC. Open to current and former Woodturning students. . Register online for the sessions you wish to attend.
Staff, Friday, 9AM – 12 PM, 6/3 – 8/12
Course number: 874101, $15.00 per session
Textbook: A Lesson Plan for Woodturning sold in class $25
Waver of Responsibility required for all woodturning classes
On-Line registration opens May 11, 2022,
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*By registering for this Mt. Diablo Adult Education class, enrollee acknowledges voluntary participation at their own risk. In the event of physical injuries possibly resulting from participation in said class, enrollee hereby also agrees to hold harmless Mt. Diablo USD, Mt. Diablo Adult Education, and any of their employees.
All "in person" participants will be required to complete a student liability waiver and release form on the first day of class.