2016 Classes: SketchUp and Stickley Bookcase

I only have a few classes scheduled (at the moment) for the coming year. Space is limited and my classes often fill early. Here are dates, places and information about signing up:

SketchUp Weekend at Rockler Denver, January 30-31, 2016

Rockler logoSketchUp Class with Bob LangThrough the efforts of a dedicated reader, I will be teaching a two-day SketchUp class at the Rockler Woodworking and Hardware store in Denver, Colorado. CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CLASS

This class will cover the basics of using SketchUp and quite a bit more. One of the students in my last weekend class said “I’ve learned more in the first two hours of this class than I’ve learned in the last two years on my own”. Class is a combination of me showing how things look on my computer and individual coaching to get students over the hurdles.

You can sign up for this class now (or someone else can sign you up and make you very happy for the holidays), and registration will close when the class is full, or on January 6, 2015. I’m handling registration and payments directly through the link above. If you have any questions, click here to contact me by e-mail.

Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Stickley Bookcase by Robert W. Lang

This image is a rendering of the SketchUp model of the Stickley bookcase we will be building at Marc Adams next October

This year I’ll be teaching a weekend SketchUp class and a week-long class where we will build the iconic Gustav Stickley/Harvey Ellis No. 700 bookcase seen at right. Last year my SketchUp class, and a week-long class on building a Morris chair sold out. Public registration for these classes doesn’t start until December 1, but I wanted to give you a heads up because in the past, classes at MASW sell out quickly.

One of the reasons for that is that Marc and his crew operate the largest (and the best) woodworking school in North America. Here are the dates and links to the MASW website:

SketchUp for Today’s Woodworker, April 16-17, 2016

I’ve taught weekend and week-long SketchUp classes at Marc Adams since 2009. Bring your laptop and by the end of the weekend you’ll be creating detailed 3D models of your next project.

Build a Classic Stickley Book/Display Case, October 3-7, 2016

This is one of my favorite pieces of Craftsman furniture, and I will argue that it is one of the best proportioned pieces ever made. The original was a production piece made by Gustav Stickley in the early 1900s, and the design is almost certainly the work of Harvey Ellis. It looks great in quartersawn white oak, or any hardwood. Looks can be deceiving, the case stands about five feet high. In class, you’ll learn how to get the details just right with a minimal amount of fussing and fiddling, and you’ll go home with a great piece of furniture.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE MARC ADAMS SCHOOL OF WOODWORKING WEBSITE. PUBLIC REGISTRATION OPENS DECEMBER 1, 2015

— Bob Lang

I’m available to teach SketchUp and woodworking classes to your group, click on my name above to reach me by e-mail.


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