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CBMM offers woodworking, new boat shop programs

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD has announced a new fall series of programs in the museum’s boat shop. The public programs begin September 14 and continue through November 23, with limited space and pre-registration needed.

CBMM’s Friday Open Boat Shop program takes place on September 14 and 28, October 26, and November 9 and 23, and invites members of the public to work on a small woodworking project of their own, or to bring ideas for a future project. Participants will receive the advice and guidance of an experienced shipwright and woodworker and can expect assistance with CBMM’s machinery and tools, plans, measurements, and the execution of their small-scale project. Small-scale projects could include plans for a small gift, frames, furniture, models, artwork, and more. The Friday Open Boat Shop program runs from 5:30-8:30pm and costs $20 per session for CBMM members and $30 per session for non-members. Space is limited with pre-registration required by calling 410-745-4941. Participants must be 16 or older, unless accompanied by an adult.

On Thursday, September 20 from 6:30-8pm, Woodcuts with Kevin Garber offers the opportunity to meet the master printmaker as he demonstrates and discusses the proper techniques for duplicating a print from an early 1960s Philip McMartin wood cut. Garber’s work can be found in the Kemper Art Museum and Island Press at Washington University, as well as in collections throughout the country, including the Whitney Art Museum in New York City, and in CBMM’s new exhibit, Push and Pull: Life on Chesapeake Bay Tugboats. The cost is $25 for CBMM members and $35 for non-members, with space limited and pre-registration required by calling 410-745-4941.  

On October 12 and 13, CBMM hosts an Intarsia Wood Plaque Two-day Workshop where participants will learn the basics for selecting different types of wood, cutting, sanding, and mounting to create an intarsia wood plaque. The two-day workshop will be led by Mary Sue Traynelis, who creates and sells intarsia and unique Woodsaics©, and CBMM’s Boatyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn. Intarsia is a woodworking technique that uses varied shapes, sizes, and species of wood fitted together to create a mosaic-like picture with an illusion of depth. Patterns for a lighthouse, owl, and sailboat will be available, with two sets of designs for each, ranging from beginner to advanced. The workshop beings Friday from 5:30-8pm and continues Saturday from 10am-4pm, with a break for lunch. The cost is $70 for CBMM members and $85 for non-members. Space is limited, with pre-registration needed by October 3 by calling 410-745-4941. Children ages 12 and up are welcome with adult chaperone. For questions, or to select another motif in advance, email cbmm4afad@gmail.com.  

From 6 to 7pm on Thursday, October 25, Winterization with Paul Rybon offers the opportunity to speak with an experienced retired diesel mechanic as he teaches the basics on preparing a boat for the winter months. The workshop has limited participation and costs $15 for CBMM members and $25 for non-members. Pre-register by calling 410-745-4941, and be sure to mention the type of engine your boat has so all questions can be answered.

For more information, or to pre-register for any of these workshops, contact Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941. All classes have limited participation, and take place in or around CBMM’s Boat Shop in St. Michaels, MD. Visit www.cbmm.org for more information.  

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