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.

Understanding the best woods for cutting boards and creating a design through laminating different woods.  End grain boards are preferred as they do not dull the cutting knife so quickly. Geometric patterns can be explored with different coloured woods. A good introduction to gluing and laminating simple strips in preparation for the intermediate level of complex curved laminations. Group A, B & C.
Duration: Saturday & Sunday, December 8th & 9th from 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Price: $203.40. Materials fee $20.
Open to all, max 6 participants.

Register here.

Stephen Hogbin

Advent Calendars with Kaya Farkashidy

Made from straight grained ash, these hockey sticks are made in the traditional way with a little help from contemporary glues and finishes. An ideal project for a youth and an adult to work on together. Groups A & B.
Duration: Saturday & Sunday, November 17th & 18th from 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Price: $203.40. Materials fee $20.
Open to 9-year olds and up, max 6 participants.

Register here.

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.

Make a frame is an excellent gift for a family member to hold a memory. It could also be a frame to hold a mirror that hangs on the wall or is held in the hand. Groups B & C.
Duration: Saturday & Sunday, November 24th & 25th from 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Price: $203.40. Materials fee $20.
Open to all, max 6 participants.

Register here.

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

Based on the Fundamentals of Woodworking class this class offers a whole week to focus on the skills needed for fine woodworking. A project where traditional skills will deepen your knowledge and know-how while making a beautiful functional side table. You will learn how the tree grows, selecting wood for different projects, work with hand tools, receive instruction on machines, cutting joints and finishing wood. Groups A, B & C.
Duration: Monday to Friday, November 26th to 30th Instruction from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Studio remains open for the evening until 8:00pm with supervision.
Price $750.00 includes tax. Material fee approx. $50 payable first day of class.
Open to all, max 6 participants.

Register here.

 Marquetry

with

Carl Durance 

Epoxy Inlays with Marilyn Campbell

Marquetry with Carl Durance

Make a Frame for a Mirror or Photograph with Pierre Rousseau

We all have something to bring back memories. Display small treasures as a way of remembering the past, people, events and places. The case may contain medals from the military, pebbles from the beach, a baby spoon. The box will be made from light or dark hardwood with a window lid to see the contents. The boxes will measure 9” x 6” x 2”. Groups B & C.
Duration: Saturday & Sunday, November 10th & 11th from 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Price: $203.40. Materials fee $15.
Open to all, max 6 participants.

Register here.

Marquetry is the assemblage of wood veneers, primarily, to form a picture or design, taking into consideration the wood colour, wood grain, and any special figure in the wood, such as a burl. This workshop will cover various approaches to marquetry, using either an xacto knife or fret saw, special techniques such as sand shading, plus final mounting of marquetry piece. The process is deliberate and meditative, but highly rewarding as the final image takes shape. Groups B & C.


Duration: Saturday & Sunday, November 3rd & 4th from 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Price: $203.40. Materials fee $30.
Open to all, max 6 participants.

Make your own re-usable advent calendar. A family project to bring some cheer into the holiday season. Choose from possible designs and make a wall-hanging frame for your advent calendar. Attach parcels to open each day in December. Using only hand tools, learn the benefits of simple half-lap joint construction. These calendars are re-usable by simply refilling the packages next year. Treats for the full month available for a fee or bring your own. The full calendar will measure approximately 3’ x 2’. Each daily parcel will measure approximately 1 ½” x 2”. Tailoring the treats to kids or adults makes this a project for everyone. Group A.
Duration: Friday, November 23rd from 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Price: $124.30. Materials fee $10, treats fee $15.
Open to all, max 6 participants. Register here.

2015


Intersections First Meeting – Ginger Press Bookshop


Make a Hockey Stick with Pierre Rousseau

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.


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



Proposed Future Studio Classes


Restoring Hand Tools

Pyrography


Courses

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


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Pierre Rousseau

Intersections 2nd Anniversary! November 1st, 7:00pm

Here at Intersections, we have different focuses for classes.

A timely idea for the festive season. Small wood dioramas of winter scenes with candles in the winter night. Incorporate your tradition of winter festivities. Meaning 'candle arches' in German, this traditional decoration will be simplified while maintaining it's charm. These will be perfect for windows, mantels, shelves or tables to bring some light into the darkest time of the year. Group A.
Duration: Saturday & Sunday, December 1st & 2nd from 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Price: $203.40. Materials fee $20.
Open to all, max 6 participants.

Register here.

An evening to celebrate the past 2 years. Featuring a slide show of events, courses, commissions and personalities and a demonstration of decorative banding by Pierre Rousseau.


Light refreshments will be provided.
Doors open 6:30pm.
Admission by donation.

WOOD GALLERY & STUDIO

INTERSECTIONS

Marquetry is the assemblage of wood veneers, primarily, to form a picture or design, taking into consideration the wood colour, wood grain, and any special figure in the wood, such as a burl. This workshop will cover various approaches to marquetry, using either an xacto knife or fret saw, special techniques such as sand shading, plus final mounting of marquetry piece. The process is deliberate and meditative, but highly rewarding as the final image takes shape. Groups B & C.
Duration: Saturday & Sunday, November 3rd & 4th from 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Price: $203.40. Materials fee $30.
Open to all, max 6 participants.

Register here.

Remembrance Project with Pierre Rousseau

Cutting Boards for Gifts with Pierre Rousseau

Week of Woodworking with Pierre Rousseau

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.

Learn two methods for using epoxy resin to create inlays on turnings. Bring your own turning to create a simple Inlay for finishing at home. Students will also make a bandsaw inlay blank for turning at home. Marilyn’s sculptures and turnings are highly refined. Learning about her techniques will help bring some special qualities to your work. These techniques will work for turners and furniture makers alike. Groups B & C.
Duration: Saturday & Sunday, October 27th & 28th from 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Price: $203.40. Materials fee TBA.
Open to all, max 6 participants.

Register here.

Mini Schwiboggen! with Kaya Farkashidy