Community Classes

Weekend Community Classes are designed for people who cannot schedule the full-time attendance required for our Workshops and other programs. They provide outstanding instructors and facilities in a more accessible time format. Classes are held Saturday and Sunday 9-5.

Tuition: $325

Seat Weaving
Marion Puglisi & Bernard Zike

February 9 & 10

Turn your worn-out chair into a family treasure! Bernard and Marion introduce three different methods of traditional seat weaving with natural fibers: cane, Danish cord, and flat reed. Students bring their own chairs and learn to replace the seats with their preferred material.


Learn To Turn
Ken Wise

March 16 & 17

This two-day class introduces spindle work and faceplate turning to the novice turner. Participants learn lathe safety, tool selection, and fundamental techniques for spindle work (turning wood between centers) and greenwood bowls. With Ken's guidance, each student completes several exercises that impart skill and confidence at the lathe, such as turning a bowl to take home.


Carve A Serving Tray
Lynette Breton

March 30 & 31

Participants learn the pleasurable craft of hand-carving woodenware (such as trays, bowls, and serving implements) by creating a serving tray of their own out of dry wood. Lynette teaches the safe use of gouges, hook knives, spokeshaves, and scrapers, including how to keep tools sharp and hold work securely.




Community Woodturning Classes are open to anyone who is 16 years of age or older.


Registration and Payment Information:

Please call our office at 207-594-5611 to check availability and to register for a class.

    • Community Class tuition is payable in full at the time of registration.
    • If you withdraw from a Community Class more than seven days in advance, we will refund your tuition less a $40 cancellation fee. 
    • No refund will be given for withdrawal within seven days of a Community Class.
    • We accept personal checks, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
    • In the event that the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship must cancel a class, we will promptly refund the full tuition amount.