NEW Hands-On Workshops!

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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

 2021 Dates

October 15 -17

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 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.

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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

 

2021 DATES

November 12 -14 - Sold Out

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

 

 

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

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Turning a Lidded Box with Jeremy Sullivan

 

 

For beginners and above, some turning experience required.

 

One full day of instruction.

2021 Dates

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Maximum 4 students per course

$280 per person / $230 for members

Price 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

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

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Turning a Bowl with Jeremy Sullivan

For beginners and above, some turning experience required.

 

One full day of instruction.

2022 Dates:

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Maximum 4 students per course

$250 per person / $200 for members

Price 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

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.

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Women's Workshop

Making an El Salvador Stool with Lauren Verdugo

For  women woodworkers who are

beginners and above.

Two Full Days of Instruction

Saturday and Sunday

Maximum 6 students per course

Participants must attend both days

2021 Dates:

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

$400 per person / $350 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

Led by artist Lauren Verdugo, this women's  workshop will introduce participants to the materials, tools and skills of woodworking in a furniture-making project inspired by the life and career of California Modernist woodworker Sam Maloof (1916-2009).

 

The workshop is suitable for first-time women woodworkers, providing 16 hours of hands-on experience in the making of a three-legged wooden stool inspired by Maloof’s own teaching of students during a 1963 trip to El Salvador arranged by the U.S. State Department. Each participant will saw, join, shape and finish an artful stool made of solid walnut.

Verdugo is an award-winning wood artist, received her Bachelors in Applied design with an emphasis in Furniture Design and Woodworking at San Diego State University Spring 2021. She first came to The Maloof in 2012 as a volunteer while in high school, joining the Maloof Teen program that operates in collaboration with seven high schools in the Chaffey Joint High School District. Hired as an intern and later as an education assistant, Verdugo began teaching in The Maloof’s K-12 education programs in local public schools starting in 2014 and continues to work as an apprentice to Maloof Resident Artist Larry White. Verdugo’s own furniture works appeared in the 2019-20 exhibition Shaping Artists, Shaping Wood at the Ontario Museum of History and Art.

During Sam Maloof's lifetime, the noted woodworker often acknowledged his wife and business partner Alfreda Maloof for her role as co-founder and manager for half a century of the Maloof’s furniture-making workshop. The Maloof family’s philanthropic legacy included scholarships to encourage women in their pursuit of woodworking.

 

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

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Beginner’s Guide to Woodworking:

Handmade Cutting Board Project

with Andy Blackwell

One Full Day of Instruction

No previous woodworking experience required.

2021 Dates

 September 18 - Sold Out

October 23 - Sold Out

 

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Maximum 5 students per class

$195 per person/$175 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

 

Cutting boards make for beautiful gifts while providing first-time woodworkers a chance to experience the sights, sounds and satisfactions of a well-equipped woodshop. In this 1-day course, instructor Andy Blackwell introduces first-time woodworkers and others to basic woodshop practice, offering hands-on experience with power tools, hand tools, woodworking materials and a variety of useful techniques for making a simple hardwood cutting board. Course covers safe use of the table saw, bandsaw, compound miter saw, jointer, planer, drill press and routers. The project concludes with sanding and application of food-safe, mineral oil finish. 8 hours of instruction/Tuition includes instruction and materials for the making of a completed cutting board to take home with you.

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.