KACC to host woodturning workshop

The Hill Country Turners and Kerr Arts & Cultural Center are conducting an “Introduction to Woodturning” workshop on Sept. 16.

The Hill Country Turners and Kerr Arts & Cultural Center are conducting an “Introduction to Woodturning” workshop on Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will make a turned pen in the morning and a wooden bowl in the afternoon. The full-day workshop costs $50, or participants may choose either the morning or afternoon sessions for a $25 fee. All supplies will be provided, and lunchtime pizza is included for full-day participants.

Complete registration details for the Sept. 16 workshop are available on the KACC website. Space is limited so that participants can experience maximum possible time on the new lathes under the direct supervision of the experienced wood-crafting artists of the Hill Country Turners organization.

Many of us have been awed at the artistry of those able to take ordinary wood and create an object of style and beauty, and now the opportunity to learn this ancient craft is available to everyone thanks to the generosity of the Majestic Ranch Arts Foundation. They recently donated four new lathes fully equipped with all accessories, making it possible for the Hill Country Turners to host hand-on workshops like the one coming Sept. 16.

Monthly meetings of the Hill Country Turners are held on the second Thursday of the month in the basement of the KACC starting at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free and visitors are always welcome to attend.

The KACC serves the Texas Hill Country year-round with innovative art exhibits, hands-on workshops and community-wide art events. The KACC address is 228 Earl Garrett St. in downtown Kerrville, and gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. For more information on the KACC and upcoming events, visit www.kacckerrville. com or call 895-2911 during gallery hours.

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