The Centre for Fine Woodworking in New Zealand has recently announced details of its full time Furniture Makers' Programme in 2017.
Well known furniture designer/maker David Haig has taught at the CFW for many years, however in 2017 he will take over as Lead Tutor and Creative Director for the programme. Equally well known fine furniture designer and maker David Upfill-Brown will teach the final term of the 32 week intensive course which runs from April 18 to December 1, 2017. During the final term David Haig will concurrently teach an open project Curvature Master Class.
Throughout the year courses by other top-flight makers and woodworking educators will also take place. Masterclasses include Cabinet on Stand: A Krenovian Approach (John Shaw, NZ), Parquetry, Dovetailing and Veneering (Brian Reid, USA), and, for those who also teach woodworking, a Masterclass for Masters (Michael Fortune, Canada).
It's not all for masters however as the CFW runs an 8-week beginners intensive and a diverse range of short courses and workshops to suit all skill levels and participant timeframes.
It may sound like a long way off however with relatively small class sizes those hoping to enrol should make contact at the earliest.