Class runs four straight nights... usually 6-9pm. Next one is in May. I usually show up a little early to prep, and you can too. We build one board, and everybody gets dirty... Shape, glass, hotcoat, hardware install... the only thing we don't do is final sanding. On the last night, we put names in a hat and somebody takes it home.
For the most part, I talk about design theory, construction techniques, and materials selection as we move through the process. I explain each step, demonstrate, then hand over the tool to somebody who steps up to try. I guide them through the step, make some corrections if needed, then we move on to the next step.
It goes kinda like this... Fist night we planshape, foil, and rough in the bottom contours. Second night we turn the rails, finish shape, and glass the bottom. Third night we glass the deck, flip it, and hotcoat the bottom. Last night we hotocat the deck, flip it, and install the fin boxes.
If you miss a class, we can talk about making it up. I also have a lot of material to offer... handouts, etc....
I wish the price was negotiable, but Brookdale does all that. I think the cost is $199 or something like that??? Sorry... not too sure about that. Call the college to find out for sure. It's offered through the office of Business and Community Development.
Took the class and it changed my life. It's perfect to just get a feel for it and see what actually goes on. LBCREW is an excellent shaper and teacher and will go over every question you may have. I've now shaped 3 boards in just under 2 years and I'm about to get my 4th. It definitely gives you an appreciation for the real artists of the trade.
I would highly recommend taking it and then jumping down to Belmar to set yourself up with Brian at Greenlight Surf.
You won't regret it, other than the fact that you'll be broke for the rest of your life if you're obsessed like me.