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Park or Swan Bench - Michael Yurkovic

  • Saturday, April 24, 2021
  • Sunday, May 02, 2021
  • 4 sessions
  • Saturday, April 24, 2021, 01:00 04:00 (EDT)
  • Sunday, April 25, 2021, 01:00 04:00 (EDT)
  • Saturday, May 01, 2021, 01:00 04:00 (EDT)
  • Sunday, May 02, 2021, 01:00 04:00 (EDT)
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  • Class Fee is $210.
    An additional materials fee of $35 is paid directly to the instructor. Once you have registered, the instructor will contact you for shipping information and payment.
  • If you are not a member of IGMA, you will pay an additional $10 for a class.

Park Bench

This Classic Park Bench can be the centerpiece of any garden or patio setting. The design is one I put together after looking at many different styles of benches, my goal being to try and capture the lines and proportions of something we may have all sat on at one point or another in a lovely garden or city park. The faux metallic finish of the legs and arm rests contrasts beautifully with the warmth of the hardwood seat.

Notice the bolts securing the planks to the frame, and the worn patina on this well-loved resting place.

The “metal” arms and legs aren’t really metal at all, but are cast resin parts. Students will have a choice between two designs for their finished piece. I am offering the traditional bench design and a new addition, a Swan shaped version.

The slats of the bench are made of hardwood, and will be pre-cut by your instructor. Students will be responsible for staining the wood to the tone of their choice.

Length of class time: 12 hours over 2 weekends. You MUST have broadband access to participate in the class.  There will be 2 training sessions on how to use Zoom for a class prior to the class.

Appropriate skill level: All skill levels welcome

Maximum number of students: 12

Class fee:  $210 (IGMA members), $220 (Nonmembers)

**Cancellations before March 1 will receive a refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. After March 1 refunds will only be made if another student fills your space.


Materials: $35 (includes shipping within the U.S., arrangements may be made with the instructor for international shipping)

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