Build an elegant "Birdhaus" with Jeff Elie. Create a unique hardwood birdhouse of your own design using Intersections' computer-controlled CNC router. Pull it all together using traditional woodworking techniques. No computer skills necessary.

Duration: Sat April 18th & Sun April 19th 

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Price: $192.10 includes tax. Materials fee $25.00.

Open to all, max 6 participants

Registration


A studio workshop exploring the Bonsai tradition. Collect trees and see how to prepare the tree for planting in a container.

Duration: Sat April 25th

Meet at 8:30 at Intersections & travel to collecting sites. Light lunch included 
Price: $146.90 includes tax and materials.

Open to all, max 6 participants

Registration

 Past Studio Classes 

2018:


Bedside Clock for Daylight Savings - Only Hand Tools with Pierre Rousseau

Bonsai Collection Visit with Kevin Yates
Bonsai Workshop with Kevin Yates
Chip Carving with Carl Durance
Converting a Log to Lumber
Exhibit: Donald E. Bell Patternmaker for William Kennedy & Sons

Evaluating Subjects and Objects with Stephen Hogbin

Fix it Friday through Intersections
Fundamentals of Woodworking with Pierre Rousseau
Intermediate Level Woodworking with Pierre Rousseau
Making Different Dovetails with Pierre Rousseau
Make a Dovetail Saw with Pierre Rousseau
Make a Hand Plane with Pierre Rousseau
Make a Paddle with Pierre Rousseau

March Break – Hockey Sticks with Pierre Rousseau

Sculptural Boxes with Simon Mackay
Start the Year with Sharp Tools with Pierre Rousseau
Turning Bowls with Charles Jordan
Turning on Reading Week with Charles Jordan and Stephen Hogbin
Understanding the CNC Router with George Hart
Use and Safety: The Plane and Finishing with Intersections team
Use and Safety: The Saw with Intersections team
Veneering: Repairs for Antiques and New Geometric Patterns with Pierre Rousseau
Walking Sticks and Walking Canes with Stephen Hogbin
Week of Woodworking with Jim Kuellmer
Woodworking for Women with Pierre Rousseau
Woodworking for Couples - Make a Valentine’s Vase with Pierre Rousseau
Your Choice with the Intersections team
Network Evenings:   Kevin Yates – Bonsai
                                   Marilyn Campbell – Epoxy Techniques
                                   Carl Durance – Chip Carving


Meet Our Instructors

Hand tools & machine; jewellery box. 

Duration: Tues May 19th to Fri May 22nd

9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

​Price $384.20 includes tax. Materials $25

Open to all, max 6 participants.

Registration

​Designer Lamp Construction with George Hart

​Art Walk 2020

2017:


Ansley Woodworks, Fairmont – Studio demo and talk

Canadian Federation of Women visit gallery  & talk with Stephen Hogbin
Carve a Decoy Duck with Robert Tarzwell
Charlene’s Veneer studio class (Private office party)
Chip Carving with Carl Durance
Conservation of Antique Hand Tools with expert restorer Amber Harwood
Converting a Log to Lumber
Cutting Boards for Christmas with Pierre Rousseau
Finishing and Refinishing Wood with Pierre and Stephen
Fundamentals of Woodworking with Pierre Rousseau
Grey County Tourism Spring visit Instrument Making with Pierre Rousseau
Intermediate Level Woodworking with Pierre Rousseau
Introduction to Woodturning with Carl Durance & GB Woodturners Guild
Kitchen Spoons and Utensils with Pierre Rousseau
Late 20th Century Furniture and Prototypes Exhibition
Make a Dovetail Saw with Pierre Rousseau
Make a Hand Plane with Pierre Rousseau
Make a Paddle with Pierre Rousseau

Make a Live-edge Shelf (Private office party)

Making a Scratch Stock with Pierre Rousseau
Military Famlies Resource Centre, Meaford, Utensils Studio Class
OCADU Students studio class with Charles Jordan and Stephen Hogbin
Paddle Boat for International Children’s Day with Pierre Rousseau
Pathfinders - Make a Utensil (Private Girl Guide party)
Remembrance Display with Pierre Rousseau
Sun Life Financials presentation    
The Box as Sculpture with Simon Mackay
Use and Safety: The Plane and Finishing with Intersections team
Use and Safety: The Saw with Intersections team
Veneering: Repairs for Antiques and New Geometric Patterns with Pierre Rousseau
Walking Sticks and Walking Canes with Stephen Hogbin
Wall Clock - Only Hand Tools with Pierre Rousseau
Week of Woodworking for your "stay-cation"
Woodturning: What else can I do? with Stephen Hogbin
Woodworking for Children (Private members party)
Woodworking for Men with Pierre Rousseau
Woodworking for Women with Pierre Rousseau
Network Evenings:  Mark Muller – Industrial Designer
                                  Carl Durance – Chip Carving and Wood turning
                                  Pierre Rousseau – The Scratch Stock


Learn how to transform blocks of wood into beautiful, hand-turned works-of-art. Using a lathe and traditional hand tools, you will be introduced to the two basic forms of woodturning (spindle and bowl turning). Topics will include safety, operation of a lathe, mounting the wood, proper sharpening and use of tools, and finishing of the turned object. Through technique demonstrations and hands-on practice, learn to utilize the lathe to create decorative and/or functional turnings – and create your own unique turned wooden treasures.
Duration: Fri & Sat April 3rd and 4th

9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Price: $288.15 includes tax. Materials fee $30.00
Open to all, max 4 participants.

Registration

Cabinet Construction with Pierre Rousseau

Beginners Woodwork with Pierre Rouseau

 Advanced methods for spectacular pens.

Duration: Fri. June 12th to Tues. June 16th

9:00am-4:00pm

Price: $288.15 includes tax. Materials $40

Open to turners with some experience,

Max 4 participants

Registration

For a PDF of our current courses, click here:

​Spring and Summer at Intersections Wood Gallery and Studio 

​Intermediate Woodworking with Pierre Rousseau

Featured Course

Courses

Fundamentals of Woodworking with Pierre  Rousseau

How to get started - creating a successful bird. 

Duration: Tues. July 30th & Wed Aug 1st 9:00am - 4:00pm

Price: $288.15 includes tax. Materials $30

Open to all, max 4 participants

Registration

January, February and March Intersections will be offering some highly technical demonstrations for boat builders and furniture makers. Good for beginners and excellent refresher for others. Following is a list of demonstrations that will take place every Saturday afternoon for approximately 2 hours starting at 1:00pm. Depending on the complexity of the subject there will be time for questions and discussions. The following week the studio workshop will be open for people to practice what had been learnt or start a new project.  To reserve a space in any event or class email us at Intersections.gallerystudio@gmail.com or come into the Intersections Gallery and sign up, thanks.

 


August 21 -23 Intricate woven patterns in Folk Art.

Duration:Friday Aug 21st to Aug 23rd 9:00am-4:00pm

Price: $288.15 includes tax. Materials $25 Open to all, max 6 participants

Registration

Stephen Hogbin

​​January 4: Sharpening Hand Tools, with Pierre Rousseau using various techniques including grinding wheels, oil and water stones, abrasive papers and abrasive pastes. Sharp tools are a delight to use. Pierre knows the best and quick ways to achieve sharp tools, for saws, chisels, knives etc.
January 11: Custom Paddle Making, with Pierre Rouseau for your height and weight. What are the best woods and alternative regional woods? From solid-wood and laminations for colour variation. Shaped with hand and power tools. Various finishes for durability, colourful detailing for personal designs.
January 18: Heat Bending using Steam, with Stephen Hogbin hot water, dry heat and fabric softener. Intersections has two different steam chests which will be demonstrated.
January 25: Bent Laminations in Wood, with Pierre Rouseau using various glues for detailing in boats and furniture.ragraph here.

March 7: Restoration Repairs, with TBA. GRP repairs and wood restoration, patch, fill and finish.
March 14:Skin on Frame Kayak, with Mike Simpson. Mike has made several skin covered kayaks. He will talk about methods of bending the wood, tying the frame together and draping the skin over the frame. A great opportunity to see and hear how the traditional methods are being carried forward.

March 21:Reviewing and Celebrating, the three months of demonstrations.

Find out all the latest news from Intersections!

 Sign up for our monthly newsletter.

Let us know if you have other classes which you would like to see offered at Intersections.

Bonsai Collecting with Kevin Yates with Toronto Bonsai Society

​​Introduction to making exceptional pens.

Duration: Sat May 2nd &  Sun May 3rd

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Price: $ 192.10 includes tax,. Materials fee $35.00

Open to all, max 6 participants

Registration

 In some classes, the central goal is to finish a project. In others, it is to hone one or many woodworking skill(s).

A final goal of classes is examining design and the creative process.

While all classes include each category to some extent, we have created these 3 categories to clarify what to expect from a course and what we aim to impart to you in each course.


A

Classes in the A group are Studio Classes where a designed project is completed in the specified time.
The emphasis is on completing the object and taking it home.

B

Classes in the B group are Studio Classes where a woodworking technique is learned in depth.
In these studio classes, the emphasis is on technical knowledge and the preferred way to make an object. Projects will vary in size and emphasise quality in workmanship.


C

Classes in the C group are Studio Classes where the creative process and excellence of design are evaluated.
The emphasis is on the development of personal creative ideas.

We aim to provide enough time to finish objects during our classes. However, each person works at a different pace. If you need more time to finish your project then a small fee will apply for extra time in the studio.

Hand tools, coat hooks, cutting boards
Duration: Tue May 12th to Thurs May 14th

9:00am – 4:00pm.
Price: $288.15 includes tax. Materials fee $25.
Open to all, max 6 participants.

Registration

Pierre Rousseau

"Birdhaus" Design

Bird Carving with Carl Durance

2016


Intersections Opens

Make a Hand Plane with Pierre Rousseau

Use and Safety: The Plane and Finishing with Intersections team
Use and Safety: The Saw with Intersections team


Retired forester with the Ontario Government, woodworker and sailor. An afternoon walk in the woods for tree identification and properties useful to woodworkers.

Duration: Saturday June 6th

Price: $56.50 includes tax.

Open to all, max 10 participant

Registration

​Table with a drawer.

Duration: Mon June 25th to Mon June 1st

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Price: $576.30 includes tax. Materials $40

Open to all, max 6 participants.

Registration

Transforming a block of wood, beautifully.

Duration: Sat. July 27th to Mon. July 29th 9:00am -4:00pm

Price: $288.15 includes tax. Materials $35

Open to all, max 4 participants

​​Registration

Woodturning – Beauty in the Round with Carl Durance

Stephen Hogbin was educated at Kingston College of Art and The Royal College of Art in London, England. He moved to Canada in 1968 to be an instructor in the Wood and Design program at Sheridan College.
In the early 1970s, he developed a rich vocabulary of alternate forms using the 1000-year-old technique of lathe work. These innovative forms became a keystone for the use of the lathe in contemporary woodwork. Stephen continues to work in wood, creating objects of lasting quality for exhibition and commission.
He is also the author of four books: The Extraordinary Tree Project, Evaluating: the critique in the studio workshop,  Appearance and Reality, Wood Turning: The Purpose of the Object.
Stephen is represented by the David Kaye Gallery in Toronto, Canada. In 2016 he opened Intersections Wood Gallery and Studio in Owen Sound.

http://stephenhogbin.com



Downtown Academy 2 Classes

January, February and March

Duration: Saturday​ June 27th

10am to 4pm

Demonstration: TBA 

Registration

​​In this two-day workshop participants will construct a unique sculptural wooden lamp designed by George Hart.  This hanging lamp will become a beautiful design feature in any home and a sculptural conversation starter.  No special skills are needed for this project as only basic techniques are needed to cut, sand, and assemble the lamp components. Everything will be explained and all materials will be provided.  (The electrical parts are a pre-wired commercial unit that easily connects to the wooden shade each participant will construct.) Come in and see the prototype on display now at the Intersections Gallery.

​Duration:Sat May 23rd & Sun May 24th

9:00am - 4:00pm

​Price: $192.10 includes tax. Materials: $20.00

Open to all, Max 6 participants

Registration

Celtic Love Spoons with Carl Durance

Here at Intersections, we have different focuses for classes.

​WOOD GALLERY & STUDIO

Woodturning – Beauty in the Round with Carl Durance

Pierre was born in northern Québec, and studied machining in high school where he caught the bug for making things. After working for a few months as a machinist making hydraulic cylinders, Pierre decided to take a different direction and joined the Canadian Military. He served overseas in Germany and went on tours of duty in Bosnia and Afghanistan. During his 27 years of service, he accomplished many things and took many training courses in instructing and leadership amongst other accomplishments. In his free time, he also had woodworking as a hobby and took short courses at John Abbott College in Montreal, and at Rosewood Studio in Almonte Ontario, which has since moved to Perth Ontario.
Pierre’s military career took him to many places around the globe, and in 2005, it took him to the Meaford area, where he retired in 2010.

He has been living in Owen Sound since 2005 with his family. In 2010, he decided to enrol in the 12-week woodworking program at Rosewood Studio. Since then, he has been teaching woodworking at an Owen Sound high school for the past three years. For many years he has known about Stephen Hogbin through magazine articles and books. A few years ago, he finally got to meet him in person. Now, he is teaching alongside Stephen at Intersections Wood Gallery and Studio.



2015


Intersections First Meeting – Ginger Press Bookshop


​Forest Walk with Joe Watson

February 1: Build a Canoe in a Day,  with Scott Caple.  Ideal for people with a short attention spans and prefer to paddle rather than plane wood.  Plywood construction with solid wood, epoxy glue and finishes.
February 8: A Discussion on Different Canoes, that use wood: There are many different kinds of canoes made from different materials. At intersections we will focus on the simple plywood canoe, making the cedar strip canoe and the traditional canvas covered canoe. We are demonstrating the cedar strip canoe and should have it close to finished for this session. We will talk about the strong back, cedar strips, gluing, shaping and GRP finishing.
February 15:The Lapstrake Rowing Boat, with George Heigenhause. Scarfing, fitting, steaming and riveting
February 22: Make a Rowing Boat Oar, with TBA
February 29: Finishes that Last Longer, with Gordon Laco, Canadian National distributor for Epifanes Marine Coatings. How to apply them and care for them.

The cabinet or carcass construction is fundamental to fine woodworking. With this project various joints will be made including: comb joints, various dovetail joints, decorative splines, half laps, and mortise and tenon.

The cabinets will be made from regional solid woods chosen by the participants for their colour, grain weight and durability, they will include a shelf and a door. The cabinets will be suitable for a collection of small objects, spices, medicines or small hand tools.

Duration: Mon April 6th to Thurs  April 9th

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Price: $384.20 includes tax.
Open to all, max 6 participants.

Registration

​Pen Turning with Carl Durance, Master Woodturner

INTERSECTIONS

​Pen Turning with Carl Durance

Book online, over the phone, in person or purchase a gift certificate for a loved one. All studio classes are small and it’s first come, first served. We appreciate registrations one week in advance of course commencement.
We accept cash, cheque, Visa, Mastercard and Interac. All of our prices include 13% HST. For out-of-towners we have a library apartment above the gallery. Contact usto book or inquire about the price.