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Build a Wooden Paddle


Kevin Nyenhuis


Date & Time: November 11, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on November 18, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on November 25, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Class Fee: $125
Class fee includes cost of material for this class, if provided.

Skill Level: No experience necessary

Build your own bent shaft canoe paddle. Students will learn about wood selection and grains, use of hand tools and skill saw, paddle design and considerations, and paddle sizing.  Each student will leave with a completed bent shaft paddle ready for varnishing.

This class will take place over 3 days/weeks for a total of 9 hours:

Monday 11/11,  5:30-8:30 pm
Monday 11/18,  5:30-8:30 pm
Monday 11/25,  5:30-8:30 pm

Space is extremely limited, so register early!  Only 4 participants per class.

Want to share this experience with a younger friend or relative?  Students 14 years old and older are welcome to join this class, with each participant working on their own paddle. Students aged 14-18 must be accompanied by an adult.  Each student must register separately and pay the class fee.  For younger students (age 12 or above), please see ‘Intergenerational – Build a Wooden Paddle’, class to take place earlier the same week, but it is designed for adult/youth teams who will build 1 paddle together.

Students to wear clothing that can get permanently stained/damaged.

Location: Marine on St. Croix, private location to be emailed to students prior to class.

General Age Policy:
All classes are for adults (18+) unless otherwise noted.

Class Minimums:
Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers' need to plan for a class with students' busy schedules -- not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

Read all of our school policies.


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