Since our small school's inception our goal has been to provide quality craft education, founded on and dedicated to the teachings of James Krenov. Before Jim passed, he left with us with his final thoughts on the craft and on craft education. We have made curriculum changes to all our programs in an effort to pay homepage to my teacher and friend, and to create better flow and alignment of our programs.
We have added one week to each of our programs. The Artisan Program now consists of the first seven weeks of the Craftsman Program. The Resident Artisan Program consists of the second seven weeks of the Craftsman Program. The Craftsman Program has been revised and includes seven exercises, each building on skills previously taught. The Resident Craftsman Program has also been completely revised with more structure and includes a chair making exercise. The Journeyman Program available to Craftsman Program alumnus consists of the first seven weeks of the Resident Craftsman Program.
In between the Craftsman and Artisan programs we moved Robert's benchroom home to make room for the return of Yvonne's office to the school. I am not sure what is better, having Yvonne back at the school or having a place to work at home.
While the website is not yet complete we thought we had best get what we have launched. There are a few pages which we will be working on, most notably James Krenov and Our Work. At the moment I with the school closed until the commencement of our seventh craftsman and resident craftsman programs, I have returned to my bench for 'amateur' development. In a few weeks I will begin to post the progress of of a cabinet on a stand for a client and friend who has been most patient. The cabinet will be presented in to this years class prior to shipping. Yvonne and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our students past and present, this school not only exists for you but because of you.
Be well and enjoy your work,