Alaska Woodturners Association
2020 Woodturning Symposium Event


Hands-On Classes with Master Turners

We call this event "Hands-On Classes". This event occurs the week before our annual symposium and the week immediately following the symposium.

Hands-On classes are available for Intermediate and Experienced turners who are members of the Alaska Woodturners' Association.

The classes will be at Glass Sash and Door Supply on Ship Creek Ave. and individuals signed up will receive an email with directions and tools to bring to the classes.  

The classes will be 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM with a one hour break for lunch. Students may bring their own lunch, or go to one of the many restaurants in Anchorage.

All beginning turners need to have completed the five woodturning classes given by Alaska Woodturners Association, prior to signing up for the Hands-On Classes. This allows the members to obtain a better experience at the Hands-On Classes and not have to struggle to learn.

Class enrollment is handled on a first-come, first-served basis starting at the General Membership Meeting on September 7th. Class tuition is $150.00 per day. Classes are for two days and three days, per master turner. Please remember that your reservation is not confirmed until Bob has received full payment for the class(s). Contact Bob Flint at to receive an emailed invoice. Once you process the invoice, you will then receive a conformation email message. Invoices not paid within 10 days will cause your name to be removed from the class. Reservations canceled more than 21 days in advance of the class will be refunded in full. Reservations canceled 20 days in advance of the class will be refunded half the cost of the class. Medical emergencies will receive a full refund. If you do not sign up for a class before it fills up, you may contact Bob and ask to be put on the alternates list. A tuition deposit is not required to be put on this list.

Usually someone will not be able to attend the class they have signed up for. When this happens and an opening becomes available, Bob will be happy to contact you and let you know. Keep in mind, you may receive a notice only a day or so before the classes. You may sell your class spot to any AWA member at anytime. AWA will assist transfer with names of members interested in the class, if requested, but will not be involved in the money transfer.

Stuart Batty

Intermediate Class: April 2 - April 3, 2020 ($300)

Experienced Class: March 30 - April 1, 2020 ($450)

Sam Angelo

Intermediate Class: April 6 - April 8, 2020 ($450)

Experienced Class: April 9 - April 10, 2019 ($300)

The sylabus for the classes can be found here.