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Chair Caning, Six-session Class
Old Slater Mill National Historic Landmark
Pawtucket, RI
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Chair Caning, Six-session Class
Trad Arts Studio presents "Chair Caning" with Steve Emma, Wednesdays, April 8 - May 13, 2020.


Master craftsman Steve Emma teaches open-studio chair caning on Wednesday evenings. All levels welcome, you provide the chair & tools, he provides the rush & reeds.

Tuition $150.00 per student - each student must bring to class: a chair to re-cane**, an old large towel, some snap clothespins, a small bucket for water, a snip or small scissor, an ice pick, and spray bottle for water. An additional $10.00 for materials.

**PLEASE NOTE: if the chair you are re-caning needs any repair, or you intend to sand, strip and refinish the chair, please do so BEFORE you attend the session.**

Students will meet for six 2-hour sessions to learn basic caning skills while applying these techniques and skills to their chair.

Six sessions: Wednesdays, April 8 - May 13, 2020; 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location:   Trad Arts Studio @ Slater Mill
           67 Roosevelt Avenue
           Pawtucket, RI 02860

About the instructor: Steve Emma was born in Rhode Island. He studied agriculture at the University of Rhode Island and received his BA in Music (piano) from Rhode Island College. In 1976 his creative direction evolved further and he began to carve: sculpture, furniture, functional objects, wooden bowls and spoons.

Steve continues to create his wooden bowls and spoons at his studio and residence in Providence, Rhode Island. They are hand carved and crafted from native New England hardwoods and other unique woods. His work has been shown at numerous exhibitions throughout New England. At its essence his work exemplifies the marriage of function and form, of aesthetics and utility. It is experimental, sensuous, sculptural, useful, balanced, ruggedly simple, and elegant.

Trad Arts Studio @ Slater Mill is sponsored by the Phyllis Kimball Johnstone Foundation, Berroco Inc., the City of Pawtucket, and RI State Council on the Arts.


By registering for this class, you confirm your agreement and understanding of the following:

By purchasing a place in this class on BPT, I confirm my understanding that class enrollment in Chair Caning is limited, and that by reserving a seat and later cancelling, I impact the ability of Trad Arts Studio to fill that seat in a timely fashion by another student.

Therefore, I understand that if I cancel my registration within 14 days of the start of class, Trad Arts Studio @ Slater Mill will retain 25% of my registration as an administration fee. If I cancel once the session is underway, Slater Mill will retain 50% of my registration as an administration and impact fee. And if I am a no-call-no-show, I will not be entitled to any refund of any registration fees that I have paid.


Old Slater Mill National Historic Landmark (View)
67 Roosevelt Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860
United States


Education > Workshops

Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Old Slater Mill Association
On BPT Since: Jul 16, 2012
Trad Arts Studio @ Slater Mill

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