Classes

Kezurou-kai USA is now offering online Zoom classes

For more details and registration click on the links below.

  • Before you sign up for a class, please check that your email address in your Paypal account matches the email address that you currently use. All class links and receipts of payment will be sent to your default email address listed in your Paypal account.
  • Class recordings from online classes will be available to all participants for 2 weeks.
  • Links to zoom meetings will be emailed the day before class is scheduled.
Splice Joinery - Dale Brotherton - June 26, 2021
Splice Joinery - Dale Brotherton - June 26, 2021

By Dale Brotherton

June 26, 2021
11am - 1pm PST / 2 - 4pm EST

$75 non-members
$60 members (use Coupon Code from newsletter)

Class recordings will be available to all participants for 2 weeks.
Links to zoom class will be emailed the day before class is scheduled.

15 person limit.

Basic Construction Joinery Techniques - Splice (Scarf) Joint

In this class Dale will lead students through layout and cutting of a Beam Splice. We'll use only hand tools. Students are welcome to follow along with their own tools and wood stock:

  • Material: Two short pieces of equal dimension (about 2' long or one 4' long, a minimum of 2.5" up to 5" thick) is recommended
  • At least two chisels: One 12mm size (9mm for small stock) and one wide chisel (36 ~ 48mm). An intermediate size and any others you have can be useful
  • A 240mm to 270mm ryoba saw and a 210mm to 240mm dozuki, crosscut or ryoba saw
  • A hand plane for surface flattening will be useful

The knowledge gained from this course will be readily adaptable to any scale of project. Please join us for two hours of working with wood as it's done in Japan.

Note: This is the third in a series on Japanese post and beam construction joints.

Available Qty: 2
Price: $75.00
Layout: Tools & Techniques, Old & New - Jay Van Arsdale - July 10, 2021
Layout: Tools & Techniques, Old & New - Jay Van Arsdale - July 10, 2021

By Jay Van Arsdale

July 10, 2021
11am - 2pm PST / 2 - 5pm EST

$75 non-members
$60 members (use Coupon Code from newsletter)

Class recordings will be available to all participants for 2 weeks.
Links to zoom class will be emailed the day before class is scheduled.



Layout: Tools & Techniques, Old & New

This online workshop will cover ideas and procedures to help ensure easier, more accurate and efficient layouts. Use and preparation of sumitsubo, sumisashi, sashigane, inks, pens, and other more modern implements will be addressed. This is the most basic, fundamental starting point for joinery construction.

Please note: this will be a 3 hour online workshop

Price: $75.00
Lanterns: Design & Build - Jay van Arsdale & Jason Forster - July 11 & 18, August 1st & 8th, 2021
Lanterns: Design & Build - Jay van Arsdale & Jason Forster - July 11 & 18, August 1st & 8th, 2021

By Jay van Arsdale & Jason Forster

July 11th & 18th, August 1st & 8th, 2021
9am - 4pm PST

$250 for 4 days (includes materials).
8 person limit. In person class.
*Attendees must be vaccinated and wearing a mask.
MEMBERS ONLY

Lanterns: Design & Build. Joinery structure with shoji panels.

Join Jay van Arsdale and Jason Forster for this 4-day, in-person workshop at Jay's shop in Oakland, CA. You will design and build your own lantern structure with shoji panels.

$250 for 4 days (includes materials)
July 11th and 18th and August 1st and 8th, 9am to 4pm

Bring your own lunch and tools.

Please note: this workshop will be held in person at Jay's shop in Oakland, CA. Exact location will be given to attendees after signing up.

*Attendees must be vaccinated and wearing a mask

Available Qty: 8
Price: $75.00

Members get Discounts

If you’re not already a member consider joining. You’ll receive a Coupon Code for discounts on the classes, and at only $20/year for membership it will quickly pay for itself if you are thinking of taking classes.


Past Classes

You can have a look at our past classes here and if there are classes that we aren’t currently offering that you are interested in taking, or if you have suggestions for new classes, fill out the form on the Vote for Past Classes page to let us know.