Hey Jamie.. @jemanginI have heard great things about Rob Cosman's class in Ontario if you want to improve your hand tool skills. I am thinking about taking this class by Charles Brock, the highland woodworker, on building a Maloof style rocking chair. Charles Brock Chairmaker. Great way to learn wood sculpting.
A few years back I built a Maloof inspired rocker... and documented the build. You might find it of interest..