Greetings from the Pikes Peak Woodturners (PPWT) club, serving the Colorado Springs, El Paso County area. Our club has been affiliated of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) since 1988, and we are one of the oldest organizations dedicated to woodturning.
We meet the first Friday of every month, at the Bemis School of Art — upstairs classroom, 818 Pelham Place, Colorado Springs
Our meetings run from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm, and include a demonstration, instant gallery and raffle. Please check the Demo schedule on this website, or the current newsletter, for specific meeting details.
Our mission of the PPWT is to further the art and craft of woodturning in all its forms though education, community outreach and a shared sense of the beauty of woodturning. Our turners encourage the development of skills and techniques that help interested artists achieve their potential.
Demonstration for November 2. Robert Brewer will be demonstrating a technique known as marbling or hydro-dipping.
Marbling is an ancient craft where color is floated on a liquid, manipulated into interesting patterns, and then applied to surfaces like
wood, through submersion or rolling the object on across the surface. For wood turners, this technique can be used on the outside of bottle stoppers, spinnings tops, bowls, faces of platters.
– Bring in some small items to try it out.
Woodturning Classes at Bemis School of Art for Fall 2018
October 13 Holiday Globe Ornament. Cancelled.
November 10 Turning a Wooden Platter. Turn a wooden platter on the lathe and decorate it with a wood burner and airbrush.
Classes are on Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Check their website for pricing and signup info https://artschool.csfineartscenter.org/