Time & Location
Jan 07, 2023, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Lexington, 130 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421, USA
About the Class or Event
One Saturday, 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM
Class meets January 7, In Studio
Tuition: $100 (Log in for membership discount prices)
This basic, three-hour class will cover the fundamentals of how to turn a spindle-style piece of wood. Whether the student chooses to make a bottle-stopper or wine opener is up to them, but each will leave with one piece they have assembled and finished on the lathe by the end of class. No experience necessary.
This class is specifically designed to accommodate and welcome people with a range of neurodiversities including ASD, ADHD, and other types of thinking across the spectrum. The instructor himself is neurodivergent, and wishes to create a communally supportive class for his students. Students may contact the instructor beforehand to discuss ways to best facilitate their learning experience.
Instructor Palo Coleman's contact number for learning need inquiries: (617) 386-9682
These classes are funded, in part, by the Lory D. Molesky Scholarship Fund. To learn more about the fund click on this link: https://www.lexart.org/lmolesky-scholarship.
About the instructor: Palo Coleman grew up unfettered in Northern California where he spent a lot of time in the woods taught himself building skills and developed an interest in small-scale living. Now living with his wife and family in Cambridge, he continues to experiment in myriad woodworking techniques and is a tiny-house builder. Recent projects include a living playground in Waitsfield, Vermont’s elementary school; making a vertical garden system; constructing medieval games for the Fuller Craft Museum; and developing a portable studio with Japanese-wood siding.