Note: Anyone who thinks they might be interested in Ebanista is invited to attend an open house on Saturday from 2 to 3 PM.
Last Fall, the Ebanista School of Fine Woodworking opened its doors with its first lineup of classes as Ben wrote about here. While the school is located by Green Lake near Gregg’s Cycles (not our usual beat), its owner, Jonathan Cohen, has been a Wallingford resident for over 40 years. The school, in Cohen’s words, was “founded to bring a school capable of offering the highest level of instruction in the design and making of inspired furniture to the Pacific Northwest.” Each instructor has over four decades of woodworking experience. Skills taught are applicable to areas as diverse as cabinetmaking, instrument making, and boatbuilding.
Ebanista is now proud to announce a new lineup of winter classes which begins on January 28. Writes Jonathan:
The Ebanista School of Fine Woodworking is really excited to begin the Winter 2019 classes in just 2 weeks: Jan 28. We’ve added another section of Woodworking Essentials (for beginners), and a Design Studio this time. One of the essentials classes is mostly full, but has one place left. Joinery/small cabinet class (for intermediates) still has one spot left.
Classes are intensive. As Cohen puts it, “This is not a weekend, build-a-birdhouse proposition.” Class prices range from $1400-1900 for over 65 hours of instruction which includes shop time. Class descriptions can be found on their website, but I noticed that, as of this writing, dates still reflect the Fall schedule.
In addition to classes, Ebanista offers workshops: less intensive learning experiences priced at $250 per workshop. These include:
- Sharpening with Water Stones
- The Art of Finishing
- Japanese Tools
- And more …