2019 Hands on Group Classes

Woodworking Classes In David’s Workshop/Studio

“Love this school. This is where it all started for me almost 7 years ago. I wouldn’t be the artist I have become today without the help of David, and his amazing school. Anybody serious about being a woodturner or a skilled craftsman needs to spend time with David.”


Keith Lackner



Gilding & Chemical Patination

3 Days Hands On

July 12 – 14, 2019  OR   Dec. 6 – 8, 2019



Class Size: 5 – 10 Students   Class Fee: $695.00 – All materials  included.


Skill Level: Beginning – Intermediate – Advanced
All Skill Levels Welcome

    50%  Deposit Payment for July 12 – 14, 2019 Session

  50% Deposit Payment for Dec. 6 – 8, 2019 Session

David has expanded this class to 3 days to provide more time to go over the gilding and patina processes. Even if you have taken this class previously, this newly expanded class will include the use of frisket and other techniques to expand your capabilities. The processes that you will learn can be applied to any surface that will accept paint. These include wood, metal, paper, ceramics, glass, even plastics. So no matter if you are a jeweler, ceramicist, sculptor, blacksmith, woodworker or woodturner, you will take home some very creative and innovative techniques to enhance your work and increase your marketability.

Marquetry & Inlay 

August 16 – 18, 2019      3 Days Hands On


Class Size: 3 – 10 students      Class Fee: $825.00 – All materials included.

 Skill Level: Beginning – Intermediate – Advanced
All Skill Levels Welcome


  50% Deposit Payment

In this hands-on class David will teach the challenging and artistic world of marquetry. He will explore several different methods of creating one of a kind inlays that will enhance your work and take it to the next level. David will show you how to do free hand inlay, router template inlay, double bevel marquetry (which is a veneering technique as opposed to an inlay technique), and colored epoxy inlay. He will show students how to do repeatable inlays by teaching you how to design and make your own templates.


Creative Turning 5 Days Hands On

October 3 – 7, 2019  OR October 17 – 21, 2019 


Class Size: 3 – 10 students     Class Fee: $945.00 – All materials included.


Skill Level: Beginning – Intermediate – Advanced
All Skill Levels Welcome


  50% Deposit Payment Oct. 3 -7, 2019

 50% Deposit Payment Oct. 17 – 21, 2019

In this class students will get to experiment with different  woods and different shapes to create their own individual designs. Students will turn bowls and small hollow vessels and decorate  them with segmented rings made of ebony and other exotic woods.Students can also add gilding and chemical patination to embellish their bowls and vessels.  David will teach sharpening techniques as well as design techniques.