Spring 2024 Session

Priority Registration for Members: Saturday, February 24, 10:00 am
Registration for General Public: Saturday, March 2, 10:00 am

Randall Museum classes provide excellent opportunities for teenagers (age 16+) and adults to expand their creativity, design, science investigation and collaboration skills in a controlled environment. Classes are offered in our diverse subject-themed spaces: art studio, ceramics studio, science studio, woodworking shop, and our new fab lab The Garage. Explore your favorite hobby or establish a new one. Be sure to invite your friends!

Registration

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Note: The classes below are sorted by the day they meet

Arts & Crafts

The Art of Floral Design

Learn to create beautiful floral arrangements for everyday use, for gifts, for entertaining and for special occasions. Guided by professional florist Greg Lum, AIFD, we’ll use a variety of fresh flowers to explore different styles and techniques every week. We’ll move from simple to complex floral designs, and cover a variety of styles & techniques along the way. We’ll learn to craft armatures from inexpensive natural materials, make flowers to wear like corsages & boutonnieres, and much more. Open to all levels; most flowers and materials are included in the class fee.

Section One
Course #:
39239
Day(s):
Tuesdays
Dates:
3/19/24 – 4/16/24
(5 meetings)
Times:
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Greg Lum
Fee:
Randall Member: $285.00
Non-member: $295.00
Location:
Randall Museum – Art Studio
Section Two
Course #:
39240
Day(s):
Tuesdays
Dates:
4/23/24 – 5/21/24
(5 meetings)
Times:
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Greg Lum
Fee:
Randall Member: $285.00
Non-member: $295.00
Location:
Randall Museum – Art Studio

Ceramics

Ceramics: Potter’s Wheel

Come learn the potter’s wheel with us! This friendly & supportive studio is the perfect place to develop your throwing skills. You’ll learn to wedge, center and pull up the clay walls of your wheel-thrown clay pieces. Begin throwing cups & bowls and progress at your own pace to more advanced forms like vases and plates. You’ll learn glazing techniques, and work will be fired in the Randall kilns.

Section One
Course #:
39255
Day(s):
Tuesdays
Dates:
3/19/24 – 5/14/24
No class 4/9/24
(8 meetings)
Times:
12:00 – 3:00 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Crystal Kamoroff
Fee:
Randall Member: $380
Non-member: $390
Location:
Randall Museum – Ceramics Lab
Section Two
Course #:
39221
Day(s):
Thursdays
Dates:
3/21/24 – 5/16/24
No class 4/11/24
(8 meetings)
Times:
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Mariko Allbritton
Fee:
Randall Member: $380
Non-member: $390
Location:
Randall Museum – Ceramics Lab

Ceramics: Creativity Explored

This class welcomes adults of all levels to make both functional and non-functional ceramics. Learn basic clay handling, hand building and wheel throwing. Finish up your pieces with investigations of surface decoration and glazing options. Bring your curiosity and expand your creativity through working with clay in a social and supportive environment. The instructor will work with more advanced students to explore and develop individual techniques and projects. Instructor provides individual guidance for all skill levels. Clay, tools, and glazes will be provided.

Section One
Course #:
39219
Day(s):
Wednesdays
Dates:
3/20/24 – 5/15/24
No class 4/10/24
(8 meetings)
Times:
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Mariko Allbritton
Fee:
Randall Member: $380.00
Non-member: $390.00
Location:
Randall Museum – Ceramics Lab
Section Two
Course #:
39220
Day(s):
Thursdays
Dates:
3/21/24 – 5/16/24
No class 4/11/24
(8 meetings)
Times:
12:00 – 3:00 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Crystal Kamoroff
Fee:
Randall Member: $380.00
Non-member: $390.00
Location:
Randall Museum – Ceramics Lab

Woodworking – Short Subjects

Woodworking Safety Orientation

This class is a prerequisite and must be taken before your first woodworking class. Tour the entire shop and learn how to safely operate our shop’s woodworking machines. The safety orientation must be taken no earlier than the preceding session. Free refresher available to returning students.

Section One
Course #:
39248
Day:
Tuesday
Date:
3/12/24 (1 meeting)
Times:
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Mike Bray
Fee:
Randall Member: $25
Non-member: $35
Location:
Randall Museum – Woodworking Shop
Section Two
Course #:
39249
Day:
Thursday
Dates:
3/14/24 (1 meeting)
Times:
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Mike Bray
Fee:
Randall Member: $25
Non-member: $35
Location:
Randall Museum – Woodworking Shop

Woodworking:
Beginning Spoon Carving

Carving your own wooden spoon by hand is a quiet, calm and satisfying endeavor. A handmade wooden spoon is a joy to use, and makes a treasured gift. We’ll teach you how to carve safely and with confidence, using traditional techniques. Included in the class fee are a set of Swedish spoon knives and a solid wood spoon blank. You’ll come away with the skills and equipment you need to keep carving spoons and other wooden ware at home. No prerequisites.

Section One
Course #:
39250
Day(s):
Thursdays
Dates:
3/21/24 – 3/28/24
(2 meetings)
Times:
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Mike Bray
Fee:
Randall Member: $175
Non-member: $185
Location:
Randall Museum – Woodworking Shop

Woodworking:
More Spoon Carving

Now that you’ve made a couple of spoons, your tools are probably pretty dull. Spend an evening learning how to sharpen your spoon carving tools and how to strop them to a razor edge. You’ll make your own strop, and practice sharpening your tools. Then, Mike will demonstrate techniques and give an overview of how to carve your next project: seeing utensils. Class fee includes materials for strops, stropping compound, and a hardwood blank suitable for a serving utensil.

Section One
Course #:
39252
Day:
Thursday
Date:
4/4/24 (1 meeting)
Times:
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Mike Bray
Fee:
Randall Member: $80
Non-member: $90
Location:
Randall Museum – Woodworking Shop

Woodworking Sampler: Cheese Boards

Are you interested in woodworking but don’t have time for a nine-week class? Come check out our woodshop and pick up a few woodworking fundamentals as you craft your own custom cheese or cutting board in just three class meetings. On the first day, you’ll choose from a selection of dense hardwoods like maple, oak, walnut and ash. Then, you’ll learn how to design and lay up the board in a pattern of your choosing. Days 2 and 3, you’ll mill, shape, sand and apply finish to your board. Warning! This quick introduction to woodworking may spark a passion for more woodworking skills. There are no prerequisites for this class.

Section One
Course #:
39269
Day(s):
Saturdays
Dates:
3/23/24 – 4/6/24
(3 meetings)
Times:
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Susan Working
Fee:
Randall Member: $175
Non-member: $185
Location:
Randall Museum – Woodworking Shop

Woodworking – Multi-week Classes

Woodworking I: Shaker Table

Our project-based beginning classes provide a thorough introduction to woodworking tools, techniques and machinery. As you build a small piece of furniture, you’ll learn how to safely operate the workshorses of the wood shop: table saws, jointers, planers, bandsaws and more. You’ll learn about wood selection, milling, joinery, scraping, sanding, assembly and finishing. Classes are centered on specific projects, with a different theme each session. A $60 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. Prerequisite: Woodworking Safety Orientation. Students who have not met prerequisites will be withdrawn and charged a 20% refund processing fee.

Evening Class
Course #:
39268
Day(s):
Tuesdays
Dates:
3/19/24 – 5/14/24
(9 meetings)
Times:
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Dan Matz
Fee:
Randall Member: $405
Non-member: $415
Location:
Randall Museum – Woodworking Shop
Morning Class
Course #:
39246
Day(s):
Fridays
Dates:
3/22/24 – 5/17/24
(9 meetings)
Times:
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Dan Matz
Fee:
Randall Member: $405
Non-member: $415
Location:
Randall Museum – Woodworking Shop

Woodworking I: Shaker Bench

Our project-based beginning classes provide a thorough introduction to woodworking tools, techniques and machinery. As you build a small piece of furniture, you’ll learn how to safely operate the workshorses of the wood shop: table saws, jointers, planers, bandsaws and more. You’ll learn about wood selection, milling, joinery, scraping, sanding, assembly and finishing. Classes are centered on specific projects, with a different theme each session. A $60 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. Prerequisite: Woodworking Safety Orientation. Students who have not met prerequisites will be withdrawn and charged a 20% refund processing fee.

Course #:
39245
Day(s):
Wednesdays
Dates:
3/20/24 – 5/15/24
(9 meetings)
Times:
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Dan Matz
Fee:
Randall Member: $405
Non-member: $415
Location:
Randall Museum – Woodworking Shop

Woodworking: Joinery Basics

In this class, we explore the world of wood joinery, with lots of hands-on practice. Learn to layout and cut a set of increasingly complex joints, from the half lap to the dovetail. Along the way, learn what joints do and why we use them. You’ll gain a solid understanding of when and how to use joinery in your future creations. We’ll use hand tools for the most part, but will demonstrate biscuit joinery, the pocket hole system, Miller dowels and the Festool domino. There will be an additional $30 materials fee due to the instructor on the first day of class. Prerequisite: Woodworking Safety Orientation. Students who have not met prerequisites will be withdrawn and charged the withdrawal fee.

Course #:
39251
Day(s):
Thursdays
Dates:
4/11/24 – 5/23/24
(7 meetings)
Times:
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Mike Bray
Fee:
Randall Member: $315
Non-member: $325
Location:
Randall Museum – Woodworking Shop

Woodworking in Small Spaces

Are you interested in woodworking but don’t have space for a full-scale industrial woodworking shop? This hands-on class will introduce you to techniques and tools that you can use in your garage, back porch or even on your kitchen table. We’ll explore the classic hand tools needed to make furniture: chisels, hand planes, measuring and marking tools and various types of saws. We’ll also learn to use, evaluate and select small power tools; drills, saws, biscuit joiners, power planes, sanders and more. We’ll look at shop vacs and dust collection, clamps, fences and hold down systems. With 20+ years as a professional woodworker, instructor Mike Bray knows scores of tricks and techniques for working safely and accurately in small spaces. This is a great class for folks with little or no woodworking experience, and for those looking to refine their skills. There will be an additional $40 materials fee due to the instructor on the first day of class. Prerequisite: Woodworking Safety Orientation. Students who have not met the prerequisites will be withdrawn and charged the withdrawal fee.

Course #:
39247
Day(s):
Fridays
Dates:
3/22/24 – 5/24/24
No class 4/19//24
(9 meetings)
Times:
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Mike Bray
Fee:
Randall Member: $405
Non-member: $415
Location:
Randall Museum – Woodworking Shop

Woodworking: Open Studio

Open Shop is an opportunity for more experienced woodworkers to pursue their own projects in our shop under moderate supervision. Instruction building upon foundational skills is available. Projects are subject to instructor approval. Wood is purchased by students; materials & project storage is limited. Prerequisite: Successful completion of two Woodworking I classes at the Randall Museum within the last three years, plus instructor approval. Please note that the first meeting will be devoted to a mandatory safety refresher course and written test. A $10 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. Students who have not met prerequisites will be withdrawn and charged a 20% refund processing fee.

Section One
Course #:
39253
Day(s):
Tuesdays
Dates:
3/19/24 – 5/14/24
(9 meetings)
Times:
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Bob Treanor
Fee:
Randall Member: $405
Non-member: $415
Location:
Randall Museum – Woodworking Shop
Section Two
Course #:
39254
Day(s):
Saturdays
Dates:
3/23/24 – 5/18/24 (8 meetings)
Times:
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Bob Treanor
Fee:
Randall Member: $480
Non-member: $490
Location:
Randall Museum – Woodworking Shop

Science & Technology

New Technologies: Laser Cut Your Spirit Animal!

Create a silhouette model of your favorite animal using laser cutting! We’ll start with a group discussion about which animal best represents each of us. Then we’ll find or draw an animal outline design we each like. We’ll adapt it using simple line drawing software (Inkscape), to enable us to laser cut our personalized animal outline out of plywood. Then, we’ll make a simple base for it. As time allows, we’ll learn how to adapt our design to make stencils for painting, key rings for gifts, and more. This is a fun, easy way to gain experience with basic design software and the use of precision maker tools. No previous experience necessary.

Course #:
39258
Day(s):
Saturdays
Dates:
4/27/24 – 5/11/24
(3 meetings)
Times:
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Tom Steele
Fee:
Randall Member: $150
Non-member: $160
Location:
Randall Museum – The Garage
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