© by Russ Zimmerman, December 2016


Tuition is $400* for two days, including practice material and two lunches. For those that may not have two days to spend on turning, I offer a one-day class, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30-6:00 p.m. or so, including practice material and lunch--$225*. Short term sessions by the hour are possible, minimum 2 hours at $60. $25 per hour thereafter.


(1) When, during the summer, I am staying with friends and family in Southern Vermont and New Hampshire or Scituate, MA, I may have time to work with you. The tuition is $225* for one day with your providing practice material and lunch if I can get there and back within the day, and a mileage allowance for one way distances over 25 miles. If you wanted a second day of instruction, it would be $175, with your providing accommodation for the night and meals. (2) When I travel north in May or south in late September I generally follow I-95, but I can arrange to leave that route to visit you, with a mileage charge only for the detour. Stopping off at a student’s place has worked well in past years, and can be quite convenient for students, eliminating their travelling time and expense. (3) If you wish me to come to your shop more off the beaten path, please e-mail with a description of your wishes and we can proceed from there.


*One- and two-day tuition includes a set of the "Zimmerman Turning Letters," a 158 page, detailed and indexed, review of what you have done in class, plus technical analysis of turning theory and practice. Also included are miscellaneous stories about turners I have met while travelling in England, France and the U.S.


Choose a date or dates that would be good for you and contact me to work out the details. E-mail is best because it follows me wherever I am. Click or paste:  RUSSZIMM@GMAIL.COM Or phone and leave a message: 941-575-4337. But when I am in the north and my phone in Punta Gorda is disconnected for vacation, (usually mid-May to late September, please call my daughter, Sarah, at 802-387-4337. Leave your number and I will contact you. Mailing address when in Florida:  Russ Zimmerman, 13304 Carousel Dr, Punta Gorda, FL 33955
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