The Dakota Woodturners Club presents its annual Hands-On Woodturning Symposium, in which nationally known demonstrators and instructors teach their styles.
Free and open to the public, the event takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at Bismarck Public Schools Career Academy, 1221 College Drive.
Local members, who will be displaying their work, also will be available to answer questions regarding woodturning and how to get started.
John Beaver, one of three presenters, has work that reflects the motion and rhythm of the Pacific Ocean, which he has lived near his entire life. Contrast is an important element in his work.
Rudolph Lopez, born in Tampa, Fla., grew to love nature and wood when spending time at an uncle's ranch in Lutz, Fla. He began the creative process by building fine furniture and cabinetry. Then explored woodturning after he received a natural-edge bowl as a Christmas gift.
Mark Kielpinski, president of the Dakota Woodturners, has been turning wood for seven years. He became drawn to the craft in a quest to learn how to make wood-turned puzzles. Kielpinski focuses on form when creating a piece.