Classes at Bemis

PPW members teach classes on woodturning at the Bemis School of Art.

Our classes are limited to five students for a one-day intensive session.  The club provides the lathes, all the turning tools, and the wood and other supplies for the class.  In this way, a person can spend a full day exploring the craft before investing in tools and equipment.

Every student in our turning classes has a club member as a safety officer and mentor during the class.   These teacher helpers make it possible for a  beginner to turn a functional bowl the first time he or she uses the wood lathe.

The club offers classes making bowls, pens (both wood and acrylic), and other small turnings like Christmas ornaments.   We will have a sharpening class for folks of all skill levels, and there is one open studio session for turners with some experience on the lathe.  For the class schedule, check the Fine Arts Center website under Art School (Catalog).  Most classes are on the first Saturday of the month, the day after the club meets on Friday evening.  Our classes are competitively priced relative to other classes available in the state of Colorado.

Classes for 2020

Classes are on Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM.

February 8 –  Turning a Wooden Bowl 

March 7 – Turning a Wooden Platter

Each class needs a minimum of 3 volunteers to assist the instructor. It is a 6 ½ hour commitment on a Saturday.

Check their website for pricing and signup info

Photos of previous classes



Bemis School of Art

818 Pelham Pl, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: (719) 475-2444
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