Advance registration is required for all classes.
Registration Deadline: July 14, 2023
NOTE: Tuition includes a $25 one-time registration fee. If you have already paid the fee, it will be deducted from your total before your card is charged.
This workshop is designed for individuals who have taken the Basic Shaker Box workshop or who have Shaker Box-making experience and would like to add some diversity to their collection. Students will tailor their workshop by selecting several projects from a variety of styles and woods of oval boxes (12 sizes), fixed handle Oval carriers (9 sizes), divided handle oval carriers (3 sizes), swing handle oval carrier, music box and oval trays (6 sizes). Instructor will send a detailed list of project choices to registered students who must select their complement of projects and return it to him in sufficient time to assure the proper quantities of materials will be available. Additional projects will be available at the workshop for students who compete their initial projects and wish to work further. The instructor will provide all material, tools, and equipment.
Eric Pintar has been involved with this traditional craft for 25 years. Teaching for organizations that preserve history and supplying craftsmen with materials for their work has been a meaningful career. He adds, “This activity leads one to feel connected to the past. These vessels were being made by Shaker brethren nearly two hundred years ago and today the tradition is carried on. It’s an obligation of stewardship that leads to a continuity of craftsmanship.”