Woodturning - Monday



During this class different species of woods, sources for wood and equipment, wood turning tools, lathes, and techniques of the wood turning craft will be explored with beginner students.  Students will have the opportunity to use fine lathes and a variety of woodturning equipment.  For beginner students, each participant will create spindle turnings of candlesticks, rolling pins, pens, and Christmas ornaments as well as faceplate turning of bowls and platters.  For intermediate students, this course will continue the art, science, and techniques needed to turn a block of wood into functional sculpture. We will explore some rough-edge and green-wood spindle turning, wood curing, selection, and tool sharpening. You may never look at a pile of firewood the same again! Supplies for these projects are included in the tuition.  After these projects are complete, students can bring in their own supplies for that special wood turning project they have always wanted to create.  The final night of class students will have a chance to “show” their work created during the course to other students.

Note: No Class on March 13th because of ASU Spring Break.

Safety Equipment

Each student is to provide their own safety glasses or shield, N95 mask, and earplugs.


397 Rivers Street

Room 146 Katherine Harper Hall

After 5:00 parking is free in the open lots. We are opposite the Steam Plant and next to the John Thomas building (where there is plenty of parking). Come in the East door (second floor) and we're the first double-doors on the left.


Course schedule subject to change for in-person offerings.

***All in person course registration is limited to maintain proper social distancing. All participants will be required to follow Appalachian State's "Return to Campus" protocols. In the event that Appalachian State University classes move fully online, all in person Craft Enrichment courses will be cancelled and participants will be provided a prorated refund. 

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Monday, January 23, 2023 to Monday, April 3, 2023
Mondays, 5:30-8:00pm
Delivery Method: 
In Person
146 Katherine Harper Hall

Registration Information

PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills or until 2 days before the class begins, whichever comes first. If you miss the registration for this session we hope you will consider taking this class the next time it is offered. Please contact Kyndall Bennett at bennettjk@appstate.edu to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered.

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Kyndall Bennett at 828-262-2744 or email  bennettjk@appstate.edu.

If you need accommodations due to a disability, contact the Office of Disability Services at least two weeks prior to the beginning of your Craft Enrichment class. (828) 262-3056 ods.appstate.edu

Cancellation Policy: You may cancel a craft class up to two weeks before the class begins, with a $30 cancellation fee assessed. No refunds are allowed within two weeks of the start date, nor after the class begins.

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