2017 Beginner Class Deposit

$495.00 Total Class Fee  •  $295.00 Balance due two weeks prior to class.
Beginner Class Dates: May 3rd-5th and May 10th-12th.
Beginner Scroll Saw Class Dates: May 2nd and May 9th, the Tuesday before the Intarsia Class.
New to Scroll Sawing? We strongly suggest taking the Beginner Scroll Sawing Class.
All the wood, patterns, and supplies are provided. All you will need to do is show up! 
The class will cover basic skills required to get you started on the right foot with Intarsia. You should have some skill using a scroll saw. If not, we suggest you take a scroll saw course or practice on your scroll saw before attending the class. We will cover each step, using an easier pattern to help you to have a good understanding of this technique.
We have three instructors for the beginner classes. Having one instructor for three students is a great ratio, we can answer all the questions that arise.
The first day (Wednesday) we discuss the importance of using dry lumber, wood selection, working with a pattern, and you will begin scroll sawing the intarsia project. Judy will share her ideas on wood selection, learning to use the grain to enhance your intarsia pieces. You will have some choices on wood to use on your project.
Marianne will work with you scroll sawing, she has been scroll sawing for over 15 years. She covers general information about scroll saw blades as well as which blade works best for different species of wood.
The second day (Thursday) you will begin sanding and shaping your project. This is the part most people want some help with. The classroom environment is a great place to learn.
Judy will sand a section of the project, then you will go to your work station and sand the same section. Judy will walk around to answer questions and make suggestions. You will have most of the project roughed in by the end of the second day.
The third day (Friday) will be a little more relaxed, you will start adding the detail to the project. After detailing the intarsia piece you will cut out a backing. You will not apply a finish to the project you are working on. Instead we will continue the process with the piece Judy is working on. You will help apply the finish to the parts. Then Judy will cover her techniques for gluing the project to the backing. This is a part many people have trouble with.
The Beginner class is a great way to build a strong Intarsia foundation.

To be eligible for any returned money, you must notify us as soon as possible. There will be an automatic $50 cancellation fee for any canceled registration, regardless of the date of withdrawal. If you withdraw from a class more than 60 days in advance, the school will refund the deposit on the class, less the $50 cancellation fee (refund of $150.00). If you withdraw 30 to 59 days before the class, the school will refund only 50% of the deposit on the class, less the $50 cancellation fee (refund of $50.00). If you withdraw within 29 days of the class, there will be NO REFUND ON ALL PAID MONEY FOR ANY REASON. If you cancel a class and are eligible for a refund, the available refundable money can be applied to another class in the same year (less the $50 cancellation fee). You cannot transfer money to another class in the next year’s schedule. If for any reason Roberts Studio must cancel a class, all money will be refunded.

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