Alan Stirt: Woodturner, Artist and Teacher

Craft School Instruction and Club Demonstrations


Each year I travel to teach hands-on classes at craft schools around the country. These are great opportunities for students to learn new techniques and brush up their turning skills. Each class forms it's own culture where students learn from each other as well as the instructor. I've never taught a class where I haven't brought home some new skill or idea . Classes generally run from Monday through Friday and have anywhere from 8 to 15 students. Contact the schools directly for details.

I also do wood turning demonstrations for clubs and organizations. I've demonstrated at many major symposiums in the U.S. and in Canada, Australia, England, Ireland & New Zealand. I've also been part of several regional mini-symposiums. In the last few years, organizations have been bringing me to their area to do a one day demonstration and one or more days of hands-on classes. Email me for more information.



Craft School Teaching Schedule for 2017


Marc Adams School of Woodworking

5504 East, 500 North
Franklin, IN 46131-7993
(317) 535-4013
Hands-on Class
April 10-14, 2017


Center for Furniture Craftsmanship

25 Mill Street
Rockport, ME 04856
(207) 594-5611
hands-on class - part of the eight week Turning intensive
February 20-24, 2017



Club and Symposium Demonstration Schedule


2nd Oregon Woodturning Symposium

Linn County Expo Center in Albany, Oregon
March 17-19, 2017.
Featured demonstrator.


Carolina Mountain Woodturners

Asheville, North Carolina
June 17, 2017, All day demo
June 18, hands-on class.


2017 AAW International Symposium

Kansas City, Kansas
June 22-25, 2017.
Featured demonstrator.


2017 Woodturning Symposium

Association of Woodturners of South Africa
Nelson Mandela University
George, South Africa
September 22-25
Featured demonstrator.





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