Regional NW Schools/Workshops

Our club has an excellent mentor program, but many of us also like to enhance our woodturning knowledge through structured courses.

  • The Port Townsend School of Woodworking was founded by local artist in 2015 and aims to inspire a lifelong passion for craftsmanship through education in woodworking and traditional building trades. Their  upcoming courses include  two five-day classes by our club member Bonnie Klein.
  • The Pratt Fine Arts Center is dedicated to fostering artistic development and engagement locally, nationally and internationally.  Upcoming woodturning classes  include several taught by our club members.
  • Puget Sound Woodworking  is a small, family-run company endeavors to provide world class, handcrafted products and educational experiences in a fun, comfortable and safe environment. They occasionally offer woodturning classes so you might check their Education page.
  • Rocker Woodworking and Hardware is a nationwide chain of industry-leading woodworking and hardware materials and has several stores in Washington that offer demonstrations and courses, which they list on their home page (scroll down).  Rockler Seattle has occasional woodturning. classes, so keep checking its for listings and  Rocker Tukwila has six woodturning courses scheduled for March 2018.
  • Sumner Woodworker Store is a family owned store in Sumner, WA, which has held woodturning classes in the past. Contact them directly for details.
  • Woodcraft of Seattle is a Seattle-based store that is part of our nation’s oldest and largest supplier chain of quality woodworking tools and supplies, with stores in 70 major metropolitan areas across the  US. Its classes are typically one to two days and includes ones taught by several of our club members.