Registration opens tomorrow at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking (MASW) where I am teaching a weekend class in 2023 in making a staked stool.
This is a rare instance of me leaving the nest to teach. But I’m doing it for three reasons.
- Marc readily agreed that all proceeds from the class, including students’ tuition and my instructor fee, will go to the Roger Cliffe Memorial Foundation, which funds scholarships for woodworking education.
- Marc (and Kelly Mehler) were the first two schools that took a chance on me as an instructor. I was a terrible teacher at first. In fact, if you were in my first class at MASW I owe you a personal apology and probably a T-shirt. Yet Marc kept me on there for 10 more years.
- This is Marc’s 30th year in business, and he asked many of his past instructors to come back to teach a class. How could I say no?
The class is Oct. 14-15, 2023. All the details are on the MASW website. Hope you will consider joining us.
— Christopher Schwarz
11 thoughts on “A Class for a Good Cause”
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I think we are just all overloading Marc’s site. I get the same error while navigating through the pages on his site.
Forgive yourself for your bad teaching at first. As a teacher, I can promise you that almost every teacher feels the same way, and rarely do students ever notice. I’m ashamed of some of the crappy teaching I did as a first year teacher, but some of those students as adults have told me what a positive impact I had on them.
“Those who can’t, teach” is so offensive. Teaching is in and of itself a skill, and a difficult one, at that. It takes time to learn.
I’ve forgiven myself. I just hope the students have forgiven me for talking way too much.
Very exciting! I am a real beginner, but I have to start somewhere…how competent should I be to register, seeing as I have almost a year to build skills in this direction?
If you can sharpen your tools, you will do great.
I wish this class was close enough to Idaho for me to attend…good teaching in this area is tough to find…
Lucky me, I get to use that stool in the photo everyday!
I have taken this class it was well worth while even if you don’t need a stool. Seeing the process and watching someone else go through a project was something a complete bonus. Looking forward to taking more classes when I can.
The MASW website. is not working. I I try to open classes and instructors and just getlooped back the home page
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