R. Grell Fine Woodworking Class Schedule

woodworking class schedule - George Walker conducts a class in the R Grell Workshop
During 2018, our woodworking class schedule is by appointment only. We’ve found so much satisfaction in working one-on-one with a masters class or small group setting. This also allows me to balance the commitments we’ve made to create and deliver handmade Windsor Chairs. I am providing a limited number of classes.

All woodworking classes taught by Richard Grell include materials. The necessary tools are provided.

Please click here to view the Registration Form or here for the Class Descriptions.

Class Schedule

Over the past five years of offering classes to those who want to learn how to make high quality Windsor Chairs, we’ve found the most satisfying classes to be the ones where I can take individual time with students showing the details of why I do things in a certain way, while showing them how to do them.

By limiting our class schedule to a “by appointment only” basis, I’m able to devote the attention to each individual student’s skills. These one-on-one classes are sometimes over a week’s time or several weekends in a row. In certain cases, we’ve been able to accommodate several unusual schedules for those students who have a sincere desire to learn directly from me.

Windsor Chair Classes in 2018 by Appointment Only

If you are interested in scheduling a masters class, please contact me directly. I spend most days in my workshop creating the Windsor Chairs like I’ve been doing for over 42 years. I’m interested in sharing my techniques and craft with others. I am also creating Windsor Chairs for custom orders for those who have the appreciation of the hand made craftsmanship of R. Grell Designs.

Many of my students enjoy working with the woodworking tools that I have created specifically for working on the Windsor Chairs – the Drawknife (a replica of the 200 year old tool given to me by my Grandfather) and the InShave (a replica of the one I designed specifically to carve the seat of the Windsor Chairs.)

During 2016 and 2017, we also offered classes by appointment only. We found that to be a good flexible situation to accommodate students while I developed the tools and also created an extensive custom order of chairs, desk and tables for the University of New England when they renovated their alumni hall.

Below is the R. Grell woodworking class schedule for 2015.

Woodworking Class Schedule
2015
Tuition
Hoop-back Armchair January 12-16 FULL
By Hand and Eye Design Workshop
Instructor: George Walker*
January 24-25 Contact for fee
Hoop-back Armchair February 16-20 Contact for fee
Masters Class March 16-20 Contact for fee
Child’s Hoop-back April 15-17 Contact for fee
Aged Paint Finishing April 18-19 Contact for fee
Masters Class May 18-22 Contact for fee
Masters Class June 15-19 Contact for fee
By Hand and Eye Design Workshop
Instructor: George Walker*
July 11-12 Contact for fee
2 – Bow-back Sidechairs July 20-24 Contact for fee
Hoop-back Armchair August 17-21 Contact for fee
Hoop-back Armchair September 7-11 FULL
Masters Class October 12-16 Contact for fee
Aged Paint Finishing October 24-25 FULL
By Hand and Eye Design Workshop
Instructor: George Walker*
November 7-8 Contact for fee
Child’s Hoop-back November 11-13 FULL

Classes meet 9:00 am – 5:00pm. My workshop opens and coffee is on at 8:30am.
For notifications of future classes, events, and masters classes, join my email list by sending me an email.
Questions? Please feel free to call at (330) 650-0586, or email me by clicking here.

2014 – Windsor Chair Woodworking Classes

Class Date Tuition
Hoop-back Armchair January 13–17 Contact for fee
Child’s Hoop-back January 22-24 Contact for fee
Comb-back Armchar* February 3-7 Contact for fee
Hoop-back Armchair March 3-7 Contact for fee
Child’s Hoop-back March 19-21 Contact for fee
Continuous-arm Chair April 7-11 Contact for fee
TBA April 21-26
Hoop-back Armchair May 5-9 Contact for fee
Child’s Hoop-back May 21-23 Contact for fee
Hoop-back Armchair June 2-6 Contact for fee
Turned Dish-top Windsor Table* June 18-20 Contact for fee
2 – Bow-back Sidechairs July 7-11 Contact for fee
TBA July 21-26
Child’s Hoop-back August 6-8 Contact for fee
Comb-back Armchair* August 18-22 Contact for fee
Hoop-back Armchair September 8-12 Contact for fee
Continuous Armchair October 6-10 Contact for fee
TBA October 20-24
Aged Paint Finishing October 25-26 Contact for fee
Comb-back Writing-armchair* November 3-9 Contact for fee
TBA November 18-21
Hoop-back Armchair December 1-5 Contact for fee
TBA December 8-13

2013 Woodworking Class Schedule

Class Date Tuition
Hoop-back Windsor (aka Sack-back) June 3-7 FULL Contact for fee
Aged Paint Finishing June 15 & 16 Contact for fee
Child’s Hoop-back June 20-22 Contact for fee
Hoop-back Windsor July 8-12 Contact for fee
Aged Paint Finishing July 13 & 14 Contact for fee
Child’s Hoop-back July 24-26 Contact for fee
Hoop-back Windsor August 5-9 Contact for fee
Child’s Hoop-back August 21-23 Contact for fee
Aged Paint Finishing August 24 & 25 Contact for fee
Successful Steam Bending
Beginning With the Log
September 21 Contact for fee
Child’s Hoop-back September 25 – 27 Contact for fee
Aged Paint Finishing September 28 & 29 Contact for fee
Furniture Restoration October 5 Contact for fee
Hoop-back Windsor Armchair October 7 – 11 Contact for fee
Child’s Hoop-back October 16 – 17 Contact for fee
Woodworking Hand Tool Restoration October 19 Contact for fee
Hoop-back Windsor Armchair October 28 – November 1 Contact for fee
Hoop-back Windsor Armchair November 11 – 15 Contact for fee
Child’s Hoop-back November 20 – 22 Contact for fee
Aged Paint Finishing November 23 & 24 Contact for fee
Hoop-back Windsor Armchair December 2 – 6 Contact for fee
Woodworking Hand Tool Restoration December 14 Contact for fee

Classes meet 9:00 am – 5:00pm… my workshop opens and coffee is on at 8:30am.

For notifications of future classes, events, and masters classes, join my email list by sending me an email.

Questions? Please feel free to call at (330) 650-0586, or email me by clicking here.

Click here for a printable .pdf flyer of the 2013 class schedule.