A studio workshop exploring the Bonsai tradition. Collect trees and see how to prepare the tree for planting in a container.
Saturday, September 21st, meet  at 8:30 am at Intersections & travel to collecting sites. Light lunch included.
$140.00, tax included.Open to all, max 6 participants

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 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

Understanding the best woods for cutting boards and creating a design through laminating different woods. A delightful traditional object that can be
personalized by the maker for the recipient at Christmas.
Duration: Saturday & Sunday,  December 7th & 8th from  9:00 am-4:00 pm
$203.40 tax included,
materials $30.00
Open to all max 6 participants

Registration

Through this hands‐on experience, participants will learn safety, sharpening, selection, preparation, finishing – and create small‐scale unique carved pieces.
Saturday & Sunday,
October 26th & 27th, 9am – 4pm
$203.40, tax included.
Materials fee $30
Open to all, max 6 participants

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​Turning  an Ornament with Carl Durance

Woodworking for Beginners with Pierre Rouseau

Create your own Christmas ornament, a perfect hand-­‐made Christmas memory.

Duration: Saturday & Sunday, December 14th & 15th from 9:00am - 4:00pm

$203.40, tax included,
Materials: TBA
Open to all Max 4 participants

Registration

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.

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Carving with Carl Durance

WOOD GALLERY & STUDIO

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.


Make a Canoe Demonstration

 Cutting Boards for Gifts with Pierre Rousseau

Learn the basics to make an elegant table. This three day project is ideal for learning some basic joinery, simple machining techniques and getting a perfect finish. The idea was initially for a small table for university students to flat pack a table as they travel around however it is appropriate for any person in this changing world. The table has a simple elegant form and structure. 
Duration: Wednesday to Friday  October 16th to October 18th, 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Price: $245.25 includes tax. Materials fee $30.
Open to all, max 6 participants.

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Fundamentals of Cabinetry with Pierre Rouseau

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 drawer, shelves and a door. The cabinets will be suitable for a collection of small objects, spices, medicines or small hand tools.

Duration: Three weeks of intensive instruction:

November 12th to November 29th

Week 1 Tuesday to Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Weeks 2 & 3 Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00pm

Price: $2,373.00 includes tax.
Open to all, max 6 participants.

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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: Wednesday to Friday, October 9th to October 11th, 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Price: $305.10 includes tax. Materials fee $30.
Open to all, max 4 participants.

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Featured Course

Intersections is wanting to find out the level of interest for boat building . For the Month of September there is a demonstration of cedar strip canoe building at Intersections.

If you would like to help construct the canoe sign up in the gallery for a half day or a full day.

On going from September 2nd to completion.

Monday to Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm


Woodturning – Beauty in the Round with Carl Durance

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

One day for understanding the basics of the CNC Router and how to program a design.
Saturday, October 19th, 9:00am - 4:00pm
$101.70, tax included.
Open to all, max 8 participants

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Kaleidoscopes with Carl Durance

For a PDF of our current courses, click here:

Bonsai Collecting with Kevin Yates in conjunction with Toronto Bonsai Society

Fundamentals of Cabinetry with Pierre Rouseau

2015


Intersections First Meeting – Ginger Press Bookshop


Pierre Rousseau

Courses

Stephen Hogbin

INTERSECTIONS

Here at Intersections, we have different focuses for classes.

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



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CNC Router- Programming the Computer with George Hart

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


 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.

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