The Road Scholar Crafts Week at Snow Farm: Wood Turning
Would a week of wood turning at historic Snow Farm be something you “pine” for? Then join experts and fellow Road Scholars to learn about and create your own wood-turned objects.
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Program No. 8979RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

Join us for an exclusive, Road Scholar-only week of creativity at Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program in Williamsburg, MA! Methodically build the fundamental skills needed to make turned bowls. First, practice on dry hardwood; then, move to cutting wet wood. Learn the natural properties of the wood, predicting and incorporating distortion from drying into design decisions. Work with log-segments and end the week turning a wet bowl with bark on the rim. A great learning experience in the many ways to make a wooden bowl. We’ll cap off the week with a student art show and wine-and-cheese reception!
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Minimal walking and a moderate amount of standing on this program.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • In the heart of the picturesque Berkshire foothills, learn hands-on techniques from a professional artist.
  • Savor the culinary delights of the Snow Farm kitchen as you enjoy meals prepared with organic and natural foods, topped off with delicious homemade breads and desserts.
  • Studio explorations at the beginning and end of the week offer an exciting look at the progress of student artists who are participating in other workshops.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Featured Expert
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Rick Angus
Rick Angus enjoys turning wood and understanding the details of efficient tool handling. Acquiring skillful technique with sharp tools improved his joy of woodturning immensely and allowed him to focus on design and shape of the objects being created. He began woodturning during high school, took hiatus during college and early working years, and returned to it in earnest in the 1990s. His work is mostly cross-grain open bowl form produced from half log segments. Smooth graceful shapes with sharp detail are his hallmark.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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