Our Courses


Woodworking - All Levels

Monday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
August 22, 2022 - October 31, 2022
Instructor: Gabriele Tise
Level: all
$375 + materials
max students = 8
Sorry, Class full.

A ten week course for all skill levels. Here's your chance to make that project you didn't dare tackle before. Learn the tricks of the trade from our twenty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 stude




Woodworking - All Levels - Afternoons

Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 22, 2022 - October 31, 2022
Some dates may have to be changed to accommodate holidays
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$375 + materials
max students = 9
Sorry, Class full.

A ten week course for all skill levels. Here's your chance to make that project you didn't dare tackle before. Learn the tricks of the trade from our twenty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students.




Woodworking - All Levels

Tuesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
August 23, 2022 - October 25, 2022
One space left!
Instructor: Scott Goodell
Level: all
$375 + materials
max students = 8
Sorry, Class full.

A ten week course for all skill levels. Here's your chance to make that project you didn't dare tackle before. Learn the tricks of the trade from our forty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students.




Woodworking - All Levels - Afternoons

Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 23, 2022 - October 25, 2022
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$375 + materials
max students = 8
Sorry, Class full.

A ten week course for all skill levels. Here's your chance to make that project you didn't dare tackle before. Learn the tricks of the trade from our forty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students.




Woodworking - All Levels

Wednesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
August 24, 2022 - October 26, 2022
Instructor: Brian Miskinis
Level: all
$375 + materials
max students = 8
Sorry, Class full.

A ten week course for all skill levels. Here's your chance to make that project you didn't dare tackle before. Learn the tricks of the trade from our twenty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students.




Woodworking - All Levels - Afternoons

Wednesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
August 24, 2022 - October 26, 2022
One space left!
Instructor: Gabriele Tise
Level: all
$375 + materials
max students = 8
Sorry, Class full.

A ten week course for all skill levels. Here's your chance to make that project you didn't dare tackle before. Learn the tricks of the trade from our forty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students.




Basic Woodworking 101

Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 25, 2022 - October 27, 2022
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
Level: beginner+
$375 + $50 materials
max students = 10

Learn the basics of woodworking from a master craftsman. Bob will teach you about selecting and buying lumber, project design, joinery, lay out methods and tools, hand tools, sharpening, machine use and safety, and a whole lot more. Instruction will be a combination of lessons and hands-on activities to reinforce the skills you are shown. This class is an excellent way for someone to get started in the world of woodworking. You will learn many ' tricks of the trade’ and skills that will help you for future projects. Class will meet once a week, Thursdays, from 1-4 in the afternoon, for a total of ten weeks.




Wood Turning for Beginners

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
September 10, 2022
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner
$160 materials
max students = 8

This one-day seminar provides hands-on instruction in basic spindle turning. You'll learn the fundamentals of tool selection, sharpening, and turning between centers. Do you own your own lathe tools? Bring them to class, and take them home properly sharpened! Projects include a bud vase and a pen!




Basic Woodworking weekend Sept

Sunday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
September 24, 2022 - September 25, 2022
Two day class
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner+
$320 materials
max students = 10
Sorry, Class full.

An intensive 2-day course designed to give you the foundation you need to build projects without the "oops" factor! This class will concentrate on material choice, layout, joinery, hand and power tools and more. Through instructor demonstrations and extensive hands-on student work, the mysteries of woodworking will be clarified.




Spindle Turning Basics

Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
September 29, 2022 - October 20, 2022
Instructor: Matt Newton
Level: beginner
$200 materials
max students = 8

This four night seminar provides hands-on instruction in basic spindle turning. Class will meet every Thursday eve from 6:30-9:30, for a total of 4 classes. You will learn the fundamentals of tool selection, sharpening, and turning between centers. Each night you will learn new skills and build on the ones you had the previous week. We will provide materials for practice and projects. Class will begin on September 29th and end on October 20.




Wood Finishing

Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
October 15, 2022
Instructor: Gary Wood
Level: all
$160 + $20 materials
max students = 10

Excellent wood finishing results can be obtained using just a few tools and materials. You'll learn the basic steps to get a fine finish, using varnish, shellac and oil on practice boards. You'll also learn which brush or pad to use, and how to add color with stains, glazes and waxes. This is a one day intensive course with time for discussion.




Bowl Turning

Thursday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
October 15, 2022
Instructor: Matt Newton
Level: beginner+
$150 + $10 materials
max students = 8

This class will cover the fundamentals of bowl turning, including tool selection and sharpening, mounting methods, turning procedures, and finishes. You will also be introduced to "green" bowl turning. Everyone turns a bowl!




Sharpening Clinic

Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
October 22, 2022
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
Level: all
$60 materials
max students = 10

Learn different methods of sharpening edge tools, and take the mystery out of getting that "perfect edge." Bob will cover the difference between natural stones, oil stones, diamond stones, and water stones. He will also teach you how to select a grinder, and use it to create the bevel you need. Feel free to bring bench chisels, plane irons, marking knives, lathe turning tools, and more. Or, you can sharpen some of ours!




Bowl Turning Basics

Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
October 27, 2022 - November 17, 2022
Instructor: Matt Newton
Level: beginner
$200 materials
max students = 8
Sorry, Class full.

This bowl turning class will meet on Thursday nights for four classes. You will learn how to cut and select your wood, mounting methods, tool selection, and the proper methods of using the tools. We will also teach you how to sharpen your tools, finishing methods, and a whole lot more! The Homestead Woodworking School will provide materials for practice and projects. This class is a great chance to learn the proper techniques to bowl turning, bowl design, and to get your questions answered!




Shaker Oval Boxes

Friday Saturday 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
October 28, 2022 - October 29, 2022
Saturday 9:00AM - Noon
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$160 + materials
max students = 10

This two session workshop will teach you how to make oval Shaker boxes. You can make as many boxes as time allows (typically two or three). We include a class booklet with project instructions, patterns, and sources for all materials.




Cutting Boards for Christmas!

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
November 5, 2022
Only one space left
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$160 + $20 materials
max students = 10
Sorry, Class full.

The perfect time to spend a day in the shop and crank out some useful Christmas gifts for your loved ones. You may choose from several designs to make some small slicing boards and also a 'glued-up' lamination with personalized design stripes of different woods.




Basic Woodworking Weekend November

Sunday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
November 12, 2022 - November 13, 2022
Instructor: Gabriele Tise
Level: beginner+
$320 materials
max students = 10

An intensive 2-day course designed to give you the foundation you need to build projects without the "oops" factor! This class will concentrate on material choice, layout, joinery, hand and power tools and more. Through instructor demonstrations and extensive hands-on student work, the mysteries of woodworking will be clarified.




Shaker Dining Room Tray with Hand-cut Dovetails

Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
November 19, 2022
Instructor:
Level: all
$160 + $30 materials
max students = 8
Sorry, Class full.

Learn how to lay out and cut dovetails as you make a Shaker-style dining room tray. Steve has helped hundreds of students cut their first dovetails and complete a project that they can display with pride. Even if you have some dovetail experience, this is a great chance to perfect your technique under the tutelage of a master craftsman.




Woodturning - Christmas Tree Ornaments

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
December 17, 2022
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$160 + $10 materials
max students = 9
Sorry, Class full.

This class will be a fun day of turning small ornaments to decorate your tree or give as gifts. No turning experience is required. If you have some turning experience, you can turn some captured rings or work on another challenging project. If you have your own turning tools, bring them to class. If not, we have plenty to share.



About Homestead

Homestead Woodworking School offers a variety of classes for novice, intermediate, and advanced woodworkers who are eager to improve their skills. Our enthusiastic instructors are professional woodworkers with different areas of specialization, but with a common dedication to helping others learn the intricacies of their craft.

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