NEW Hands-On Workshops!

Larry White with Workshop Assistant Lauren Verdugo show off the Maloof Inspired Bench

Making a Maloof-Inspired Bench

with Larry White

 

For beginners and intermediate woodworkers.

Three consecutive days: Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Participants must attend all 3 days

 2020 Dates:

January 31, February 1-2

February 28-29, March 1

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

Maximum 4 students per course

$850 per person / $800 for members, includes wood and materials.

 

 

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 The Maloof’s newest woodworking course!

 

This three-day, hands-on experience is limited to four participants learning first-hand from Larry how to make a Maloof-inspired bench in solid walnut—which you can take home, give as a gift, or keep forever as an heirloom.

 

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. 

 

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.

Making a Bench with Maloof-Inspired Joinery

with Larry White

 

For intermediate students, with some previous woodworking experience.

Three consecutive days: Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Participants must attend all 3 days

 

2020 DATES

March 27-29 - SOLD OUT

 

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

Maximum 4 students per course

$850 per person / $800 for members, includes wood and materials.

 

 

Artful joinery is what makes the difference between simple and more sophisticated works of furniture. In nearly every workshop he teaches, artist Larry White hears from his students they want to learn more about joinery in the making of Maloof-Inspired furniture. New in 2019, this workshop offers 21 hours of studio instruction resulting in a solid walnut bench with four strong, beautiful joints and table legs—which you can take home, give as a gift, or keep forever as an heirloom.

 

During 21 hours of instruction over three days, Larry shares skills and insights from a half-century of making furniture. Students learn about design, pattern-making and selection of wood. Larry guides step-by-step cutting and assembly of Maloof-Inspired joints. You’ll learn to saw, shape, join, clamp, glue and finish. The course encompasses work with a table saw, band saw, jointer/planer, router, rasps, sanders and a range of essential hand tools, materials and finishing products.

 

This course is modeled after Larry’s hugely popular Maloof-Inspired bench-making course.  Open to intermediate-level participants over 18 years of age with some previous woodworking experience, this workshop is a great way to learn the secrets of artfully joined furniture.

 

Tuition includes wood and materials. Drinks and snacks are 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

Wood artist Jom Rivers admires the finish on instructor Dennis Hays’ completed table.  While the in background, Workshop Assistant Lauren Verdugo works on her art.

Making a Walnut Side Table

with Dennis Hays

2020 Dates:

January 18-19 - SOLD OUT

February 22-23

 

March 21-23

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.  both days

$500 / $450 (members) tuition covers materials. - January 2020 only

New pricing starting February 2020

$560 / $510 (members) tuition covers materials

Participants must attend both days.

Maximum of six students.

For beginners and  intermediate  woodworkers. 

For the first time, this extraordinary workshop brings small-group, hands-on woodworking to the Maloof-Inspired Workshop series! 

 

Led by master woodworker Dennis Hays, originator of The Maloof’s rescued wood workshop in guitar-making, this course takes place on two consecutive days, providing a total of 16 hours of hands-on instruction and studio time, with the goal of building a small side table made of solid walnut.

 

Learn about designing for strength, selecting for grain and color, cutting, routing, shaping, sanding, finishing and more—and go home with a truly unique, hand-made treasure. Whether you keep it yourself or give it as a gift, the work rewards your labor with a one-of-a-kind keepsake, with family heirloom potential for generations to come.

 

  •  Day One begins with four hours of hands-on instruction, followed by four hours of supervised studio time, in which Dennis will advise and guide you. 

 

  • Day Two follows with four more hours of instruction, followed by four hours of studio work.  Class covers use of table saw, planer, band saw, drill press, routers, dadoes, Festool Domino machine, rasps, files, sandpaper, and finishing materials.  A fabulous introduction to the making of fine art furniture!

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.

Participants must be 18 years or older

Turning a Lidded Box with Jeremy Sullivan

 

 

For beginners and above, some turning experience required.

 

One full day of instruction.

2020 Dates

January 11

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Maximum 4 students per course

$280 per person / $230 for members

Price includes wood and materials

One of California’s leading contemporary wood artists, Jeremy Sullivan has been a professional woodturner for more than 20 years. His fine lidded boxes have been featured widely in exhibitions, galleries, shops, and added to private collections in the US and elsewhere. Self-taught as Sam Maloof was, Jeremy has found success in box making by adhering to established fundamentals, while also setting new standards for some commonly overlooked details of the craft.

 

This one-day, hands-on workshop, limited to just four participants learning first-hand from Jeremy, teaches you how to turn lidded boxes that are useful and attractive. Jeremy shares lessons learned in production, and tips for selling, offering guidance and inspiration to help participants find their own voice and style, with new levels of enjoyment.

 

The 8-hour course provides detailed instruction and hands-on practice at a lathe, with Jeremy providing step-by-step instructions for successful completion.  Working within Jeremy’s proven framework, participants will be encouraged to get creative with design details or “stick the plan” to focus on technique and fully absorb the technical side of the instruction.  

 

You will learn how to:

  • Use and sharpen gouges and scrapers more effectively

  • Rough-turn boxes for drying and for improving the lid fit later

  • Hollow end grain effectively and quickly

  • Use the skew chisel to great effect, and quickly learn how to prevent catches

  • Develop a perfect suction-fit lid that “glides gently down” to close

  • Apply simple tweaks that take pieces from average to exceptional

  • Find inspiration, express your own unique voice, and enjoy the rewards.

 

Drinks and snacks are provided, but please pack a lunch for the 1-hour mid-day meal break,

in The Maloof’s olive tree-shaded courtyard, weather permitting.

Participants must be 18 years or older

 

Turning a Bowl with Jeremy Sullivan

For beginners and above, some turning experience required.

 

One full day of instruction.

2020 Dates:

February 8​ - SOLD OUT

March 14

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Maximum 4 students per course

$250 per person / $200 for members

Price includes wood and materials

One of California’s leading contemporary wood artists, Jeremy Sullivan has been a professional woodturner for more than 20 years.  His fine lidded boxes have been featured widely in exhibitions, galleries, shops, and added to private collections in the US and elsewhere.  Self-taught as Sam Maloof was, Jeremy has found success in box making by adhering to established fundamentals, while also setting new standards for some commonly overlooked details of the craft.

 

This one-day, hands-on workshop, limited to just four participants learning first-hand from Jeremy, teaches you how to create simple bowls that are equally at home on the dinner table and in the gallery.  Jeremy shares lessons learned in bowl production, and tips for selling, offering guidance and inspiration to help participants find their own voice and style, with new levels of enjoyment.

 

The 8-hour course provides detailed instruction and hands-on practice at a lathe, with Jeremy providing step-by-step instructions for successful completion. 

 

You will learn how to:

·         Rough-turn bowls and dry them rapidly for finish-turning

·         Understand different forms, and how they can make or break a piece

·         Design ideal bowl forms that look great and feel balanced in the hand

·         Use the right chuck and jaws to keep bowls from coming loose

·         Apply simple tweaks that take pieces from average to exceptional

·         Find inspiration, express your own unique voice, and enjoy the rewards.

 

Drinks and snacks are provided, but please pack a lunch for the 1-hour mid-day meal break,

in The Maloof’s olive tree-shaded courtyard, weather permitting.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"I enjoy coming to the Maloof house - and often bring friends and family there. The place is wonderful, the house and grounds - the gift store - everything is a true delight. The staff is always very nice. Thanks for being there to all."  - Melissa 

 

"Excellent presentation superior cultural-historical-artistic resource.." - Jane

 

“This is a very special place, dedicated to one of the great woodworkers of our time. ... It is visually stunning and at the same time presents a flow and feel of relaxation. I think you must see it some time. Put it on your bucket list! Special place to visit.”  -H. G. Smith

 

" What a genius Mr. Maloof was. I feel honored to have experienced this tour." - Liz

The Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts is a member of the Historic Artists' Homes and Studios program (HAHS) of the National Trust for Preservation.  HAHS is a coaltion of 30 museums that were homes and working studios of American artists. Come, witness creativity!

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The Maloof is a Smoke Free Facility.

Smoking is not allowed anywhere

on the property or in the parking lots.


                 

 

 

 

 

 

How does the state define an e-cigarette?

Tobacco product means “a product containing, made, or derived from tobacco or nicotine that is intended for human consumption [including] an electronic device that delivers nicotine or other vaporized liquids to the person inhaling from the device, including, but not limited to, an electronic cigarette, cigar, pipe, or hookah…”
Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 22950.5(d)(1) (2019)Cal. Health & Safety Code § 104495(8)(A) (2019)

Maloof Service Animal Policy

The Maloof welcomes all visitors, including those assisted by a service animal. Visitors with a registered service animal are permitted in all publicly accessible areas.

 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), The Maloof recognizes only dogs as Service Animals. These animals are specifically trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. Guests who use service animals must retain control of their animal at all times, and are required to keep them on a leash or harness while visiting.

 

Emotional support animals are not recognized as service animals under the ADA; we apologize for the inconvenience, however, The Maloof is unable to accommodate them. 

CONTACT US

Public Days & Hours:

Thursdays and Saturdays: 12 - 4PM

Gates open at 11:45am

 

For Tours: 

Thursdays: 12:00,1:00, & 2:00PM

Saturday Hours: 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, & 2:00 PM

                              (2:30PM Seasonal)

 

 

 

 

For availability and reservation, 

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Reservations are strongly recommended.

 

Gardens & Galleries:

Open at no charge:

Thursdays & Saturdays 12-4 PM

 

General Information:

Phone 909.980.0412
Email: info@malooffoundation.org

Address: 5131 Carnelian St.

Alta Loma, CA 91701

(use Rancho Cucamonga for GPS)

 

Foundation Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 9 AM - 5 PM
 

The Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation Offices will be closed on the following holidays :

New Year's Day

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Presidents' Day

Memorial Day

July 4th

Labor Day

Veterans Day

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