Columbia River Maritime Museum
Barbey Maritime Center for Wooden Boat Building

WOODEN BOAT BUILDING CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS IN TRADITIONAL MARITIME CRAFTS

Northwest Coast Native American Hand Adze

Instructor Jim Bergeron
Date March 8, 2014
Time 8:00 to 5:00
Description Students will shape an adze handle, grind the blade and fasten the blade to the handle. Time for practice using the adze is included in the class time.
Tuition $25 for members / $30 for nonmembers
Class Size 10 people
 

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Northwest Native Twined Basket (Wasco Sally Bag)

Instructor Pat Courtney Gold
Date March 15, 2014
Time 9:00 to 4:30
Description Students will learn the full-turn technique to create geometric designs. They will create a small basket, approximately three inches by five inches. Instructor will share her Wasco heritage throughout the class.
Tuition $50 for members / $60 for nonmembers
Class Size 10 people
 

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Cedar Basket, Northwest Style

Instructor Pat Courtney Gold
Date April 5, 2014
Time 9:00 to 4:30
Description Participants will learn plaiting and twining techniques to create a small, red cedar bark storage basket. This class will plait cedar bark strips, learn a twill plait, twine with cedar strips and sedge, and then create a braided cattail strip to embellish the basket. Students will learn various techniques to finish the rim. Plant materials will be supplied.
Tuition $90 for members / $100 for nonmembers
Class Size 8 people
 

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Northwest Native American Bentwood Box

Instructor Jim Bergeron
Dates April 26, 27 and May 3, 4 (four sessions to complete the project)
Time 9:00 to 2:00 each day
Description Learn how to turn a flat cedar board into a beautiful bentwood box. Often decorated with Northwest Indian designs (painted or carved), boxes of all sizes were used for food storage or as containers for fresh water on canoe trips. Like most of the crafts of the Pacific Northwest Indians, these boxes are both functional and beautiful.
Tuition $90 for members / $110 for nonmembers
Class Size 8 people
 

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Introduction to Bronze Casting

Instructor Sam Johnson
Dates May 10 and 11 (two-day class)
Time 9:00 to 5:00 each day
Description Learn how to make patterns of simple boat parts, sculptures, door handles or other architectural elements. Then mold them in sand, and cast them in molten bronze. Students will learn how to make their own basic furnace and foundry tools, pour hot metal, and finish off the castings using a variety of hand and power tools.
Tuition $120 for members / $150 for nonmembers
Tuition includes $85 materials fee
Class Size 10 people
 

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