Fall 2024 Session

Priority Registration for Members: Saturday, August 3rd at 10:00 am
Registration for General Public: Saturday, August 17th at 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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Arts & Crafts

Beginning/ Intermediate Knitting

Hats? Scarves? Cowls? Blankets? Fingerless Gloves? Socks? In this class designed for both beginning and intermediate knitters, anything is possible! Beginners will learn to knit, purl, cast on and cast off. Intermediate knitters will learn new techniques. Yarn and needles are provided for practice, and the instructor will provide a variety of knitting patterns. Once you’ve chosen your project, you’ll be expected to bring your own yarn and knitting needles to class.

Section One
Course #:
41138
Day(s):
Wednesdays
Dates:
9/4/24 – 10/2/24
(5 meetings)
Times:
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Rhonda Rungsitiyakorn
Fee:
Randall Member: $170.00
Non-member: $180.00
Location:
Randall Museum – Art Studio
Section Two
Course #:
41139
Day(s):
Wednesdays
Dates:
10/23/24 – 11/20/24
(5 meetings)
Times:
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Rhonda Rungsitiyakorn
Fee:
Randall Member: $170.00
Non-member: $180.00
Location:
Randall Museum – Art Studio

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 #:
41102
Day(s):
Tuesdays
Dates:
9/17/24 – 10/15/24
(5 meetings)
Times:
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Greg Lum
Fee:
Randall Member: $315.00
Non-member: $325.00
Location:
Randall Museum – Art Studio
Section Two
Course #:
41103
Day(s):
Tuesday
Dates:
10/22/24 – 11/19/24
(5 meetings)
Times:
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Greg Lum
Fee:
Randall Member: $315.00
Non-member: $325.00
Location:
Randall Museum – Art Studio

Floral Design: A Holiday Centerpiece

Want to impress your friends and families at your holiday gathering? Create your own, gorgeous centerpiece for hosting or gifting. In this one-day workshop, professional florist Greg Lum will provide the guidance, tools, materials and inspiration to create a piece that will liven up any occasion. A vase, flowers and all the supplies you will need are included in the class fee. You are welcome to bring your own special vessel or any items to add to your floral creation.

Section One
Course #:
41144
Day(s):
Saturday
Dates:
11/16/24
(1 meeting)
Times:
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Greg Lum
Fee:
Randall Member: $90.00
Non-member: $100.00
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 #:
41077
Day(s):
Wednesdays
Dates:
9/11/24 – 11/20/24
(11 meetings)
Times:
12:00 – 3:00 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Mariko Allbritton
Fee:
Randall Member: $580
Non-member: $590
Location:
Randall Museum – Ceramics Lab
Section Two
Course #:
41078
Day(s):
Thursdays
Dates:
9/12/24 – 11/21/24
(11 meetings)
Times:
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Mariko Allbritton
Fee:
Randall Member: $580.00
Non-member: $590.00
Location:
Randall Museum – Ceramics Lab
Section Three
Course #:
41118
Day(s):
Saturdays
Dates:
9/14/24 – 11/23/24
(10 meetings)
No class 10/19/24
Times:
12:00 – 3:00 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Darien Prendergast
Fee:
Randall Member: $530.00
Non-member: $540.00
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. Instructor provides individual guidance for all skill levels. Clay, tools, and glazes will be provided.

Section One
Course #:
41075
Day(s):
Wednesdays
Dates:
9/11/24 – 11/20/24
(7 meetings)
Times:
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Mariko Allbritton
Fee:
Randall Member: $580.00
Non-member: $590.00
Location:
Randall Museum – Ceramics Lab
Section Two
Course #:
41076
Day(s):
Fridays
Dates:
9/13/24 – 11/22/24
(10 meetings)
No class 10/18/24
Times:
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Darien Prendergast
Fee:
Randall Member: $530.00
Non-member: $540.00
Location:
Randall Museum – Ceramics Lab

New Technologies

New Technologies: Tools for Clay Work

Enhance your clay handcrafting techniques by using a new technology which has become much easier to use. A laser cutter can be used to make a surprising variety of clay working tools. We can create small stamps to put your personal imprint or logo on unfired clay pieces. We can laser cut embossed rolls or sheet materials & use these to add decorative patterns to your work. Laser-cut stencils can be used to apply glazes in very detailed ways. We can design & fabricate custom hand-shaping tools and templates for reproducing a detailed profile on hand-thrown work. It is even possible to laser engrave fired ceramic pieces with patterns or an insignia/initials/makers mark.

Section One
Course #:
41136
Day(s):
Tuesdays
Dates:
9/17/24 – 10/01/24
(3 meetings)
Times:
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Tom Steele
Fee:
Randall Member: $175
Non-member: $185
Location:
Randall Museum – The Garage
Section Two
Course #:
41137
Day(s):
Saturdays
Dates:
9/21/24 – 10/5/24
(3 meetings)
Times:
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Tom Steele
Fee:
Randall Member: $175
Non-member: $185
Location:
Randall Museum – The Garage

New Technologies: Laser Cutting for Woodworkers

Enhance your handcrafted wood projects by using a new technology which has become much easier to use. Learn how to use a laser cutter as an adjunct to your woodworking. You can engrave your finished items with your maker’s mark, signature, or logo. Flat areas can be engraved with decorative motifs or embellishments. Router templates can be easily and quickly cut from plywood to achieve more intricate shapes. The laser can also cut thin veneer pieces very accurately and reproducibly to glue into designs on thicker wood. Stencils can be cut from various thin materials to assist in painting or staining patterns onto your work. Lastly, small shelves, tables, boxes, etc. can be fully created and press-fitted from plywood up to 1/4″ thick. We’ll explore the capabilities and limitations of using a CO2 laser cutter, including which materials are suitable for being processed by such a system. We’ll also cover the basics of Inkscape, a free/shareware vector graphics program which can be used to create line-art suitable for realizing most designs with the laser. No prior experience necessary. Returning learners are welcome too!

Section One
Course #:
41090
Day(s):
Tuesdays
Dates:
10/08/24 – 10/22/24
(3 meetings)
Times:
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Tom Steele
Fee:
Randall Member: $175
Non-member: $185
Location:
Randall Museum – The Garage

New Technologies: Electronics Maker Lab

This is a hands on course and creative lab for anyone who wants to learn to use electronics, sensors, motors and digital fabrication tools to make their creative ideas come to life. You’ll learn to work with animating LED lights, motors, sensors and programmable controls via an Arduino, with an emphasis on creative and artistic exploration. The course will include both theory and hands-on technical exploration of the materials, with plenty of open lab time for individual projects. Bring your interactive circuitry ideas to life with digitally fabricated designs you’ll make using our 3d printers and laser cutter. The course is meant for curious beginners, returning students and advanced techno-wizards alike. Basic electronics supplies are provided for use during the first few classes. You will need to purchase additional materials for your individual project(s). This might cost between $50-$100, depending on your project. We recommend you bring your own laptop; laptops can be provided for use in class if needed.

Section One
Course #:
41086
Day(s):
Thursdays
Dates:
9/12/24 – 10/17/24
(6 meetings)
Times:
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
Randall Member: $325
Non-member: $335
Location:
Randall Museum – The Garage
Section Two
Course #:
41120
Day(s):
Thursdays
Dates:
10/24/24 – 11/21/24
(5 meetings)
Times:
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Joel Dream
Fee:
Randall Member: $275
Non-member: $285
Location:
Randall Museum – The Garage

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 #:
41111
Day:
Wednesday
Date:
9/4/24 (1 meeting)
Times:
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Mike Bray
Fee:
Randall Member: $30
Non-member: $40
Location:
Randall Museum – Woodworking Shop
Section Two
Course #:
41112
Day:
Thursday
Dates:
9/5/24 (1 meeting)
Times:
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Mike Bray
Fee:
Randall Member: $30
Non-member: $40
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 #:
41113
Day(s):
Tuesdays
Dates:
9/3/24 – 9/10/24
(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: serving utensils. Class fee includes materials for strops, stropping compound, and a hardwood blank suitable for a serving utensil.

Section One
Course #:
41115
Day:
Tuesday
Date:
9/17/24 (1 meeting)
Times:
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Mike Bray
Fee:
Randall Member: $95
Non-member: $105
Location:
Randall Museum – Woodworking Shop

Woodworking: Intro to Marquetry

Learn how to design, cut and assemble veneers into awesome patterns. They say a journey begins with a single step. Start your exploration of marquetry in this short introductory class. We will create designs, choose our veneers, and use the supplied tools to make a small decorative panel. We teach a method you can apply at home, so you can easily take your next steps with what you learn here. Warning: marquetry is addictive! There will be an additional $15 materials fee due to the instructor on the first day of class.

Section One
Course #:
41133
Day(s):
Fridays
Dates:
9/13/24 – 9/27/24
(3 meetings)
Times:
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Mike Bray
Fee:
Randall Member: $180
Non-member: $190
Location:
Randall Museum – Woodworking Shop

Woodworking – Multi-week Classes

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.

Section One
Course #:
41108
Day(s):
Wednesdays
Dates:
9/18/24 – 11/13/24
(9 meetings)
Times:
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Bob Treanor
Fee:
Randall Member: $460
Non-member: $470
Location:
Randall Museum – Woodworking Shop

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.

Section One
Course #:
41109
Day(s):
Fridays
Dates:
9/20/24 – 11/15/24
(9 meetings)
Times:
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Bob Treanor
Fee:
Randall Member: $460
Non-member: $470
Location:
Randall Museum – Woodworking Shop

Woodworking: Hand Tools

Woodworking with hand tools can be extremely creative and satisfying. This hands-on class will introduce you to the classic tools needed to make furniture: Layout tools for marking, bit/brace for drilling, hand plane, various types of saws, chisels and more. We will make two practical projects: a bench hook and a mallet. This class is a great start for folks with little or no woodworking experience. There will be an additional $30 fee due to the instructor on the first day of class. Prerequisite: Woodworking Safety Orientation. Students who have not met the prerequisite will be withdrawn and subject to the withdraw policy.

Course #:
41134
Day(s):
Tuesdays
Dates:
9/24/24 – 11/12/24
(8 meetings)
Times:
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Mike Bray
Fee:
Randall Member: $415
Non-member: $425
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.

Section One
Course #:
41110
Day(s):
Thursdays
Dates:
9/12/24 – 11/7/24
(9 meetings)
Times:
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Mike Bray
Fee:
Randall Member: $460
Non-member: $470
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 a 20% refund processing fee.

Section One
Course #:
41114
Day(s):
Fridays
Dates:
10/4/24 – 11/22/24
(7 meetings)
No class 10/18/24
Times:
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Mike Bray
Fee:
Randall Member: $365
Non-member: $375
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 #:
41116
Day(s):
Tuesdays
Dates:
9/10/24 – 11/19/24
(11 meetings)
Times:
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Bob Treanor
Fee:
Randall Member: $565
Non-member: $575
Location:
Randall Museum – Woodworking Shop
Section Two
Course #:
41117
Day(s):
Saturdays
Dates:
9/14/24 – 11/23/24
No class 10/19/24
(10 meetings)
Times:
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Ages:
16 & up
Instructor:
Bob Treanor
Fee:
Randall Member: $680
Non-member: $690
Location:
Randall Museum – Woodworking Shop
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