Arches Bench Workshop

with Larry White

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Tuition includes wood and materials.

Drinks and snacks are also provided, but please pack a lunch for each day’s 1-hour mid-day meal break, to be enjoyed in The Maloof’s olive tree-shaded courtyard, weather permitting.

A truly unforgettable way to learn.

For beginners and intermediate woodworkers.

Three consecutive days:

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Participants must attend all 3 days

 

2022 Dates:

Check back for dates in Fall/Winter 2022

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day

Maximum 4 students per course

$900 per person / $850 for members, includes wood and materials.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

Participants who need a reasonable accommodation for medical reasons or due to a sincerely held religious belief must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to the workshop

Artist Larry White was Sam Maloof’s first full-time woodworker employee, hired as a college student at the age of 19. Today, more than half a century later, Larry is an accomplished master artist and sculptor, who brings his personal story and expertise to this fantastic workshop.

 

During 21 hours of intensive instruction over three days, Larry will share his skills and insights across a full spectrum of woodworking tools and techniques. Students will be introduced to design, pattern-making, and selection of wood. Larry then guides the process step-by-step as you learn to saw, shape, join, clamp, glue and finish.  The course covers basic set-up, safe use and calibration of the table saw, band saw, jointer/planer, router, rasp, sanders and a range of essential hand tools, materials and finishing products.

 

This course is modeled after our extraordinary Maloof Veterans Workshop, launched in 2013, and available previously only to men and women veterans of the US military.  Now open to participants over 18 years of age with little or no previous woodworking experience, this course is a great way to jumpstart a new woodworking passion, renew and refresh existing skills, or find new inspiration for your next stage of exploration.  We will be using rescued sycamore lumber from Street Tree Revival for the project.

 

 

Demonstration: 

Essential Elements of Design in Wood

 with Larry White  (Saturdays)

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Drinks and snacks are also provided, but please pack a lunch for each day’s 1-hour mid-day meal break, to be enjoyed in The Maloof’s olive tree-shaded courtyard, weather permitting. A truly unforgettable way to learn.

Participants must be 18 years or older.

2022 Dates: 

Please check back for more dates in 2022

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

Maximum 8 participants

$275 person / $225 for members

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

Participants who need a reasonable accommodation for medical reasons or due to a sincerely held religious belief must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to the workshop.

This Saturday demonstration will impart Larry’s skills and knowledge of studio art furniture:

  • Develop functional, comfortable designs and generate templates to facilitate creating what you imagined.

  • Comprehend a piece of wood.  How to make the most of its characteristics including grain, strength, density, workability, and appropriateness to create the best results in a project.

  • Better understand basic woodworking techniques (while observing safe efficient use of both hand and power tools) and how to best use them. 

  • Larry will share his ideas, values, aesthetics, and insights that inform the making of beautiful works art in wood.

Demonstration & Tour:

Shaping the Story, Making Sculptural Furniture

with Larry White

(Sundays)

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2022 Dates:

Please check back for more dates in 2022

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Maximum 8 students per course

$375 per person / $325 for members

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

Participants who need a reasonable accommodation for medical reasons or due to a sincerely held religious belief must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to the workshop.

This Sunday demonstration, and tour offers:

  • A morning session presenting and explaining a variety of shaping techniques to modify the surface of wood into functional and sculptural elements.  This will show the student how to move beyond simple box forms.

  • A demonstration of the use of hand and power tools in preparing various forms for final hand shaping. Larry will show how cabinet rasps, riffler rasps, gouges, rotary burr grinders, and sand plates can be used to best advantage in your projects. 

  • A demonstration of sanding techniques and learning how to select and apply various finishing products.

 

  • The afternoon session will provide a “not to be missed” in-depth tour of the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Historic Residence featuring a close look at Sam’s furniture, architecture, and the Maloof art collection.  Larry will share his knowledge of Sam, his home, and his furniture from his first-hand experience of working for Sam and at times, living on the compound with his family. 

Drinks and snacks are also provided, but please pack a lunch for each day’s 1-hour mid-day meal break, to be enjoyed in The Maloof’s olive tree-shaded courtyard, weather permitting. A truly unforgettable way to learn.

Participants must be 18 years or older.