Shaker Boxes: Beyond the Basics

Saturday, 28 March '20   8am - 4pm
Michigan Folk School Campus, 7734 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor MI 48105
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The quintessential Shaker Box is a mix of simplicity of form, economy of materials and utility of function creating the ideal blend of craft and art. This class marks the continuation and expansion of Shaker Box craftsmanship. Students will tailor their workshop experience by selecting several projects from a variety of styles of Shaker boxes. With simple instruction and professional support, students will have the option of making fixed & swing handle carriers, #6 or #11 serving trays, or #5 or #6 sized boxes.

This class is taught by a John Wilson, a craftsman that embodies the ideal of Shaker Box artistry. John’s unique blend as a woodworker, teacher and social anthropologist has led the Shaker Heritage Society top refer to him as the “Johnny Appleseed of Shaker Boxes.” Ask the right questions and John will also provide some background commentary on Shaker life and craftsmanship.

Prerequisites: ​While this class is intended for both new and experienced woodworkers, it is HIUGHLY recommended that students first take Crafting Oval Shaker Boxes or enter with pervious Shaker Box making experience.

Tickets

Cost
Single, Supply Fee to be Collected at Workshop
$149.00
Location

Michigan Folk School Campus
7734 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor MI 48105