Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts

Rustic Garden Bench

July 9, 2022

Schedule: 8:30-11:30 am Sat

Instructor: Max Kulick and Jim Arendt

Registration Deadline: June 27

Purchase one Woodlanders Day Fee for each day you plan to participate in the Woodlanders Gathering.

Description

Max and Jim are the perfect rustic woodworker team to assist you in making your very own rustic bench from scratch. You’ll choose and trim up a slab, make rustic legs, drill holes, fit the legs, and go home with a family heirloom! Woodlanders have been making slab benches for years—definitely a favorite!

Class size 10

  • Materials Fee $35

Instructor

Photo of Jim Arendt

Jim Arendt

Jim Arendt retired from a long career as a teacher and YMCA director. “I became interested in willow furniture watching John Schakel, the master willow bender, give a demonstration at Woodlanders many years ago. Shortly after that I registered for Shake Rag Alley’s bent willow chair class with John. As fate would have it, I was John’s only student and through that class we developed a lasting friendship.…Read More

Jim Arendt retired from a long career as a teacher and YMCA director. “I became interested in willow furniture watching John Schakel, the master willow bender, give a demonstration at Woodlanders many years ago. Shortly after that I registered for Shake Rag Alley’s bent willow chair class with John. As fate would have it, I was John’s only student and through that class we developed a lasting friendship. Over the years I helped John gather the willow needed for a class and assisted him. I have built many chairs on my own, but some of my most cherished undertakings are the three youth willow chairs I have made for my three grandchildren. I was deeply honored when Shake Rag Alley contacted me to teach the Make a Bent Willow Chair class. I am looking forward to working with everyone in lovely Mineral Point.”

Workshops

Make a Bent Willow Chair – June

Make a Bent Willow Chair – September

 

Registration Policies & Waiting Lists

Class Confirmation
You will receive a registration confirmation via email. If you do not have an email address, you will receive a snail-mail confirmation.

Please read your class confirmation carefully as it may include a supply list and other important details.

Materials Fees
Many classes have materials fees in addition to the tuition. These are identified in the class listing and are usually paid with the tuition payment, however in some cases materials fees are paid directly to the instructor at class time (check the class listing).

Cancellation Policy
While we recognize that life intrudes and plans change, in consideration of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for classes, we must adhere to the following cancellation policies:

Student cancellations

> Cancellations made 31 days before the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are eligible for a full refund less 25% of the workshop fee OR a gift certificate in the full amount of the workshop fee. The gift certificate can be applied to workshops or lodging through Dec. 31 of the following year and is transferable.

> Cancellations made 30 days or less than the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are not eligible for refunds. We encourage all students to purchase trip insurance.

> Cancellation requests must be made by calling our office at (608) 987-3292.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with your class, please refer to our lodging page for the lodging cancellation policy.

Cancellations by Shake Rag Alley

> If Shake Rag Alley must cancel a class you will be notified immediately via email or phone and will receive a full refund.

> If a class does not meet a minimum number of students, it may be cancelled. A decision to cancel a class due to under enrollment will be made on the day following the published registration deadline.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with a class cancelled by Shake Rag Alley, you may receive a full refund on lodging should you wish to cancel the lodging. Please call the office at (608) 987-3292.

Waiting Lists

If a workshop you are interested in is sold out, please fill out this waiting list form. We will contact you if a spot becomes available. The class code requested on the form is the Workshop ID shown at left, beneath the Add to Cart button.

Woodlanders Saturday

Did you remember to purchase your day fee?

Add the $115 Woodlanders Day Fee for Saturday to your cart, then select as many Saturday workshops as you wish, ensuring that your choices don’t overlap times. Materials fees listed at the end of each workshop description will be added to the shopping cart as you make your selections.

Day fees include: your choice of workshops, lunch, snacks, beverages, and evening activities. Thursday and Sunday registrants are welcome to attend evening events on Friday or Saturday.

Saturday, July 9, Workshop Schedule:

7:30-8:30                    Registration check-in

8:30-11:30       C01     Rustic Garden Bench: Max Kulick & Jim Arendt

8:30-11:30       C02     Silk Scarf Dyeing & Painting: Nancy Welch

8:30-11:30       C03     Soaps & Scrubs: Megan Kulick

8:30-11:30       C04     Ancient Gourd Vessel: Deb Ready

8:30-11:30       C05     Hypertufa “Shopping Tote” Planter: Carole Spelić

8:30-11:30       C06     Carve a Wood Duck in a Duck Box: Nick Scheuer

11:30-1:00                 Lunch on the Green

1:00-5:00        C07     Divided Shaker Carrier: Ann Ristow

1:00-5:00        C08     Twig Mosaic Table: Todd Kingery & Phil Nelson

1:00-5:00        C09     Rock & Bottle Rain Chain: Carole Spelić & Jamie Rogness

1:00-5:00        C10     Forging a Bottle Opener: Bob Tuftee

1:00-5:00        C11     Copper Rings: Cheryl Smeja

1:00-5:00        C12     Coke Box: David & JoEllen Wollangk

5:00-6:30                   Picnic on the Green

6:30-8:00                  Saturday Evening Fun Event

Workshop ID 22W190-C01 Catalog