Our club has an excellent mentor program, but many of us also like to enhance our woodturning knowledge through structured courses. Seattle Woodturners does not specifically endorse any particular class provider, but we encourage our members to get adequate training to ensure you can turn safely.
- The Port Townsend School of Woodworking was founded by local artists in 2015 and aims to inspire a lifelong passion for craftsmanship through education in woodworking and traditional building trades.
- 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.
- 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 and Rocker Tukwila both have occasional woodturning. classes, so keep checking their listings.
- 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.