Enriching lives through art and craft

Improvisation in The Round: An Introduction to Woodturning

May 30, 2021 - June 4, 2021

Chris Hoehle  ·  studiocsh.com

Workshop at a glance

Complete a fun series of projects including bowls while building your skills in gouge technique, sharpening, and good form and design.


  • Woodturning many utilitarian forms
  • Technical skill of using the lathe including tool sharpening and safety
  • Surface design with milk paint and dyes


  • Kiln-dried and green wood
  • Milk paint and metallic wood dyes


  • Variety of turned objects
  • Refining your techniques and finishing skills

Artist Bio

Chris Hoehle is a woodturner and shop monitor/technician for the community woodshop at the Denver Tool Library in Denver, Colorado. He began his study of woodworking 16 years ago at Red Rocks Community College, then further refined his skills by attending workshops at Arrowmont and Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Hoehle’s work was featured in the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship’s 2013 exhibition “Turning Twenty.”
Arrowmont Connections

Workshop Description

Woodturning offers the craftsperson a joyful immediacy that is unlike any other kind of woodworking. In this workshop students will learn the technical skills they need to unlock the unlimited creative potential of the lathe. The class will focus on tool sharpening, safety, mastering the basic cuts, and good form and design. You will build confidence and refine your technique with ample hands-on practice as you complete a variety of turned objects such as mallets, cocktail muddlers, bottle stoppers, bud vases, and bowls from both kiln-dried and green wood. The use of milk paint and wood dye to add color to your work will be covered as well.  No prior woodworking experience necessary. Open to all skill levels and geared towards the beginner.

COURSE FEE: $675  ·  download the materials list

The health and safety of students, faculty, and staff is a priority at Arrowmont. To that end, a Personal Conduct & Social Distancing Policy has been adopted to foster a safe learning environment during the coronavirus pandemic. Click here for the detailed Policy.

Workshop Is Full


Donation to Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

How much would you like to donate?
$50 $100 $250 $0 $0
Would you like to make regular donations? I would like to make donation(s)
How many times would you like this to recur? (including this payment) *
First Name *
Last Name *
Email *
Current Mailing Address
Additional Note
A current mailing address is required to receive an acknowledgement/tax receipt.