I am excited to announce a new way to spend your summer… here at my studio in New Hampshire!

One of the best things about being a maker, furniture designer and artist is getting to share that passion with others. In that spirit, I have decided to open up my home and studio to all of you for a series of summer workshops.

It’s all about learning, experimentation, and community building in our new home studio. The summer here is beautiful, our forest and river peaceful. We are opening up spots to camp and a few bunk beds as well so you can all enjoy the rugged retreat like atmosphere that we are lucky to have year around. Swimming in the river, campfires and potluck meals (to me) are just as important as the techniques and ideas we will be exploring in the shop and classroom.

Demystifying CAD

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Demystifying CAD


Ever wondered what CAD stood for? How computers are being used to describe ideas, design objects and communicate with industry? This one-day class will show not only the process of using Computer Aided Design Software but how it can be applied and how it has been used in many of my own past projects. Presentation will be followed by a hands-on intro to Rhinoceros, very affordable software favored by Artists.

Required Equipment: Bring your own laptop. A fully functioning demo version of the software can be downloaded for PC or Mac here It is only for 90 Days so make sure you do not download it too soon before the class. Make sure your computer has enough memory to run the program.

Skill Level: No previous experience needed

Class will be held at:

Vivian Beer Studio Works

817 N. Pembroke Rd,

Pembroke, NH 03275



Register Here

Please wear hair tied back, closed toe shoes, jeans, and natural fibers. Your shoes and clothing will get dirty and may be burned by small sparks so dress for safety, not for glamour! We will provide safety gear including: welding masks, goggles, ear plugs, welding jackets and gloves.

Participants must follow all safety instructions and should not operate machinery, equipment and/or tools unless instructed to do so and under the watchful eye of instructor or studio assistant.

Participants are allowed to bring their own safety equipment and tools. Vivian Beer, Vivian Beer Studio Works, Studio Assistants and other agents are not responsible for the care, storage, maintenance, and safe operation of participant’s tools and equipment.

Cancellation Policy:

Class on April 29th can cancel by April 22nd to avoid a $30 cancellation fee. Class on June 3rd can cancel by April 26th to avoid a $30 cancellation fee.

We reserve the right to cancel and refund a student’s registration.

Daily meals are not included unless class description calls for a “welcome” or “goodbye” dinner party. You will have free use of kitchen, microwave, refrigerator, and gas grill.