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Achieving Your Woodturning Dreams

June 26, 2022 - July 8, 2022

Nick Agar  ·  turningintoart.com

Colwin Way  ·  colwinwaywoodturner.com

Workshop at a glance

Go beyond the bowl and experience turning without limits.


  • Wood burning
  • Micro power carving
  • Airbrushing


  • Wet and dry wood
  • Milk paint, wood dye, stencils
  • Found objects and artifacts


  • Enhanced tool skills
  • New design ideas
  • New knowledge of the woodturning craft

Artist Bios

Nick Agar has over 25 years of experience as a woodturner. He is a registered professional turner, co-author of the book Woodturning Evolution and an elected member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen. Specializing in surface enhancement and renowned for his wall sculptures, his award-winning work often incorporates carving, airbrushing, ceramic, and metal effects. Agar has inspired many woodturners with his work and has traveled across the world to demonstrate his skills.
Arrowmont Connections

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Colwin Way is a woodturner, tutor, and demonstrator who was born and lives in the English coastal town of Lyme Regis on Dorset’s Jurassic coast. He participated in the first-ever Norwegian woodturning cruise in 2001 and on two others. He has his own dedicated woodturning YouTube channel where he works closely with his family members. Besides the U.S., Way has demonstrated woodturning in the UK, Norway, Sweden, Ireland, France, Spain, Denmark, and Holland.
Arrowmont Connections

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Workshop Description

This workshop is designed for students to use turning as a platform for experimenting with a variety of techniques including airbrushing, pyrography, punching, and embellishing. Participants will discover a multitude of turning techniques from the use of a skew to getting grips with a bowl gouge and walk away with a multitude of wonderful creations. You will learn about form and function, tool choice, holding techniques, sharpening, health and safety, and finishing techniques that include multiple texturing, brushing with wood dyes, using milk paint, micro power carving, and metallic and ceramic effects. Class demonstrations of surface design will include using carving techniques, woodburning, and coloration using paint and dye. Your inspiration can take you to designing multi-piece figures or a piece of wall art. All techniques will be considered for executing your best ideas to create personal expression. An open forum of learning from each other will be encouraged and there will be a class outing to photograph the natural environment surrounding Arrowmont. Open to all levels, however some basic woodturning experience is necessary.

COURSE FEE: $1,675  ·  materials list

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