Class Sign-ups

The AWA tries twice a year to bring in professional woodturners to give an all-day demo and teach hands-on classes.


February 2023  AWA will host Nick Agar!

Click for sign up for All-day demo on February 18th – limited to 100 people.  

Last day to sign-up ONLINE is February 15th.  At the door is a higher price, if seats available. 

Demonstration will be in Sun City West.   

Address:  14465 W R H Johnson Blvd, Sun City West, AZ 85375 

February hands-on classes will be held at Southwest Woodworking School in Phoenix:

Two day class on the Viking Bowl on February 19-20.  (class is full)

One Day Bowl on February 21. (class is full)

One Day Vase on February 22.  (2 openings)

 Class Descriptions below


Check out the Nick Agar Website here


November 2023

visiting Professional Woodturner is Sally Ault

All-Day demo on November 18 

November Classes TBD before the All-day demo

Kundrat Learning Center


Classes are scheduled frequently at the Kundrat Learning Center (KLC) in Gilbert.  Check out their page.

Bronze Bowl - One-day Nick Agar Class

What is the Bronze Bowl class all about? 

Limit 8 students – signup here

We will use texture tools, micro motors, Pyrography, punches and found objects to decorate and embellish the surface of our bowl.

After adding colored wood dye to the surface and rim we will add Verdigris followed by gold and bronze Chroma- Gilt to finish and give the project this wonderful, aged look.

This is not the reactive paint but another less mess and instant effect.

We can use Maple for the bowl form but other close-grained woods like cherry also work fine as they take a texture and surface burn well.

Students will learn bowl gouge techniques, sharpening, useful grinds. Texture and color enhancement.

 Shape and form.

 Work holding.

 Push pull and shear cuts with the fingernail grind.


Vase - one day Nick Agar Class

What is the Vase Class all about?

Limit 8 students –  Click here to signup

“A project that paid my rent for over a decade!”

This vase type of form lends itself to good spindle practice at the lathe.

8″ x 3″ thick spindle stock (wood supplied).

The Top part of the form is an inverted cone like a trumpet.  The body like a heart or apple and the stem of a wine glass all together to make a pleasing shape.

We will drill a hole but not do any actual hollowing work in the class due to time restrictions but will of course discuss the potential, plus possibly adding glass or plastic vials that take water etc.

We will learn bead and cove cuts as well as some planning with the skew and bowl gouge.

Decorative areas may be added by choice of each student to the body of the vase by texture tools, airbrush or whatever is available.

The 3/8″-1/2″ spindle gouge, skew, parting tool and 1/2″ fingernail profiled bowl gouge will all be put to good use, sharpening advice, work holding, revert turning and safety all covered.