Carving, Color and Boxes, Oh My!

July 15, 2018 – July 21, 2018

Michael Cullen

In this workshop students investigate different approaches and forms that a box can take using hand tools and machines. You will also explore ideas in box making that fall outside the typical six-sided container. The focus is on carving pattern and applying color to the surface in a myriad of ways. Participants will sculpt pieces to create pleasing curves and unusual shapes that are fun. Tools used include carving tools, chisels, spoke shaves, files and rasps, and some machinery. This class is perfect for the beginner who is curious and the expert who is looking to create something new and fresh. Open to all skill levels.


Michael Cullen makes furniture and sculpture in his workshop in Petaluma, California. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California Santa Barbara and worked in machine design before pursuing a career in studio furniture. Cullen divides his time by creating furniture, teaching and writing articles on design and technique.

Michael Cullen

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

  • I would like to be contacted about housing in the new dormitory that will have all private rooms with private baths if it is ready for occupancy for workshop dates.
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Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2018. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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