Pierre Rousseau

Construct a Pasta-Machine Printing Press and Print a Postcard with Paula Huisman

Courses

Bonsai Collecting with Kevin Yates in conjunction with Toronto Bonsai Society

Chip carving is the process of removing small chips of wood, typically triangular, to create geometric or free‐form images in wood. This old‐world art form is accomplished with one simple knife primarily. Through this hands‐on experience, participants will learn safety, sharpening, wood selection and preparation, and wood finishing – and create small‐scale unique chip‐carved pieces. Groups A, B & C.
Duration: Saturday & Sunday, April 6th & 7th from 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Price: $203.40. Materials fee $30.
Open to all, max 6 participants.

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Water based, oil based, shellac, and wax(es) The basics of applying a finish to wood. When to use oil or water based finishes, the tradition of shellac finishes and its maintenance. Laying down a finish with a brush or developing a hand rubbed finish. Wax and how to apply, polishing and buffing. Keeping it simple for any workshop. Group B.
Duration: Wednesday June 19th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Price: $67.80 includes tax.
Open to all, max 8 participants.

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One day for understanding the basics of the CNC Router and how to program a design. Bring your laptop along if you wish to follow along and get started right away, but it is not necessary if you just want to watch and learn. Groups A & B.
Duration: Saturday April 13th from 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Price: $101.70. Materials fee $20.
Open to all, max 6 participants.

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Learn the fundamentals through our five-day course. Make a beautiful stool in hardwood with one of our experts. To make the project, we will use only traditional fine woodworking techniques. Learn a craft, deepen your skills while making a project that will last a lifetime. Groups A, B & C.
Duration: Monday to Friday, July 8th to 12th from 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Price: $847.50 includes tax. Material fee $30
Open to all, max 6 participants.

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Woodturning – Beauty in the Round with Carl Durance

A one-day studio workshop exploring the Bonsai tradition. Collect trees and see how to prepare the tree for planting in a container. Learn about the best soil, containers, watering, care for your favourite species of tree. Starting at Intersections Wood Gallery & Studio, 299 10th Street East, Owen Sound N4K 1S4. A light lunch of sandwiches will be provided. Groups A, B & C.
Duration: Saturday, May 11th from 8:30am – 5:00pm.
Price: $140.00 includes tax
Open to all, max 8 participants.
Accommodation available in the Library Apartment above Gallery.
Contact Stephen for details.

Register here.

Stephen Hogbin

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.


CNC Router- Programming the Computer with George Hart

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Turning Pens with Carl Durance

This two-day workshop will furnish you with your own custom-made bow saw. Join our tool-making enthusiast to construct your saw with the best quality steel. Your saw will have teeth that are cut and set to make a very fine tool, perfect for intricate work. Groups A & B.
Duration: Saturday & Sunday, March 23rd and 24th from 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Price: $203.40. Materials fee $20.
Open to all, max 6 participants.

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In August, Intersections will run a special class in harmony with other art schools in the Owen Sound core. There will also be talks in the evening on different topics. Something for everyone! Details TBA.
Duration: Monday to Friday, August 12th - 16th from 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Price: TBA
Open to all.

Use & Safety at Intersections and Home with Pierre Rousseau & Stephen Hogbin

Kaleidoscopes with Carl Durance

Fundamentals of Woodworking – Stool for a Work Bench or Bar with Pierre Rousseau

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


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

Featured Course

Turning pens with Carl Durance. Group B.
Duration: Saturday & Sunday, July 27th & 28th from 9:00am - 4:00pm
Price: $203.40 includes tax. Materials TBA.
Open to all, max 4 participants.

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Convert a traditional home pasta maker into a functional printing press. The press bed and stand will be constructed from hardwood and will be ready to make a print on day two. The frame is easy to make with no woodworking skills needed. A little glue and a few screws will have your printing press ready. The press is suitable for printing postcard-sized images using intaglio, hessian-back lino, or collograph. Only one printmaking method will be explored. Groups A & B.
Duration: Saturday & Sunday, May 25th & 26th from 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Price: $203.40. Materials fee TBA.
Open to all, max 6 participants.

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Learn how to make a kaleidoscope, an instrument of pure visual magic, and a perfect holiday gift. A kaleidoscope is comprised of 3 basic components;; an eyepiece, a barrel containing a mirror system, and an object cell. Through this workshop, you will make each of these components, primarily from wood, plus the mirror system including cutting of the mirrors, and, learn a bit of the optical science behind the magic of the kaleidoscope.
Duration: Saturday & Sunday, November 23rd & 24th from 9:00am - 4:00pm
Price: $203.40 includes tax. Materials fee of $30
Max 6 participants. Open to all.

 Bonsai Collecting

with Kevin Yates

in conjunction with Toronto Bonsai Society 

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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



A one-day studio workshop exploring the Bonsai tradition. Collect trees and see how to prepare the tree for planting in a container. Learn about the best soil, containers, watering, care for your favourite species of tree. Starting at Intersections Wood Gallery & Studio, 299 10th Street East, Owen Sound N4K 1S4. A light lunch of sandwiches will be provided. Groups A, B & C.
Duration: Saturday, May 11th from 8:30am – 5:00pm.
Price: $140.00 includes tax
Open to all, max 8 participants.
Accommodation available in the Library Apartment above Gallery.

Summer Session with TBA

In the morning we will focus on all the different saws that we use when making a project. In this session, we teach the safe use of all saws from the table saw to the hand saw.
In the afternoon we will focus on all the different planes that we use when making a project. In this session, we teach the safe use of all planes from the jointer and thickness planer to the various hand planes. Attending this class enables participants to use the studio for their own projects with supervision present. Groups A & B.
Duration: Saturday June 29th from 10:00am – 3:00pm.
Price: $56.50 includes tax. Light lunch included.
Open to all, max 6 participants.

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Here at Intersections, we have different focuses for classes.

Finishes for Wood with Pierre Rousseau & Stephen Hogbin

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. Groups A, B & C.
Duration: Thursday & Friday, May 16th & 17th from 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Price: $203.40 includes tax. Materials fee $30.
Open to all, max 4 participants.

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 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.

Chip Carving with Carl Durance

Make a Bow Saw with Pierre Rousseau

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 us to book or inquire about the price.

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


Let us know if you have interest in any of the Proposed Future Studio Classes

OR

If you have other classes which you would like to see offered at Intersections.

Proposed Future Studio Classes


Restoring Hand Tools

Pyrography


2015


Intersections First Meeting – Ginger Press Bookshop


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