Toboggan Building - December & January workshops

Our annual toboggan building workshop is a two-day weekend workshop with dates available in December and January. Many of our class participants build with an aim to race their own sleds in the U.S. Toboggan Nationals held in Camden, Maine in February. The Shop's annual toboggan-building workshop is a popular team event. Try your hand at steam bending, sanding and fastening a 2 - 4 person toboggan. Suitable for racing or casual recreation, we build according to the specs for the annual U.S. National Toboggan Championships. All tools and materials are provided to build your sled. Limited to 4 teams per workshop, 2 to 4 people per team. Great for families, youth groups and those preparing for the race! This is a popular workshop that fills up fast, so inquire early! 

2017/2018 Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 9am to 4pm 

December 9th & 10th, 2017

December 16th & 17th, 2017

January 20th & 21st, 2018

January 27th & 28th, 2018

Bronze Casting - with Doug Borkman of RISD

Dates: October 7th & 8th, 2017
Saturday & Sunday, 9am - 4pm

This weekend program will teach the basics of bronze casting and offer a hands-on exploration of basic soldering and brazing for small custom metal marine hardware.
Master metalsmith Doug Borkman of RISD returns to The Apprenticeshop for his popular 3-day bronze casting workshop. This class covers all the basics of bronze casting: pattern making, sand casting, pouring bronze, polishing and finishing. Doug is an expert in metallurgy and provides students with a comprehensive background in casting methods.
Borkman teaches wood and metal shop practice in the RISD BFA and MFA sculpture programs and has previously taught at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine. He has worked on many design projects including the Providence Children’s Museum and Buddha Bar in NYC, and he has been a consultant for a number of large-scale projects including a public sculpture for the artist Martin Puryear. 

Cost: $425 includes materials

A $75 non-refundable deposit* holds your place in the workshop.