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Introduction to Woodworking (B)

October 07, 2019

Transform rough-cut lumber into a modern stool (section A) or small, functional side table (section B). You’ll learn to use a table saw, planer, router and a variety of hand tools.

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Introduction to Woodworking (A)

October 07, 2019

Transform rough-cut lumber into a modern stool (section A) or small, functional side table (section B). You’ll learn to use a table saw, planer, router and a variety of hand tools.

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Wooden Swords and Shields – NEW! (Ages 10+)

September 16, 2019

Work together with a parent, guardian or child to make a set of wooden swords and shields. We’ll start by designing our own sword, then use basic woodworking tools and some power tools to explore basic properties of wood and how to carve it. Children can use small hand tools and adults can use larger […]

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Create a Wooden Music Stand or Book Stand – NEW!

September 16, 2019

Join a team of up to six students and learn to build a music stand or book stand, employing some basic design fundamentals and adding your own creative style. We’ll explore the process of bent lamination and hone our tool techniques using the bandsaw, table saw, jointer, router and hand tools. This class is designed […]

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Spoon Carving

June 22, 2019

Explore spoon carving, a wonderful introduction to woodworking that combines both hand and machine work. You’ll learn to use hand tools such as chisels, gouges, rasps and files to hollow and shape. You’ll also use the bandsaw, drill press and sanders. Enjoy your next meal with one of the hand–carved spoons, bowls, cheese boards or […]

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Into the Wild: Rustic Furniture – NEW!

June 22, 2019

Students will design and build their own rustic chair or stool for use either indoors or out. The class begins with an introduction to design and construction methods, tools and shop safety. The following weekend (10/19), the class will coordinate a field trip to the Appomattox State Forest where students will harvest their own renewable […]

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Concrete Casting: Creating A Small Piece of Furniture

June 22, 2019

Create a small, functional object out of concrete, such as a small bench, stool, side table, or planter. You’ll learn how to properly pour and cast concrete into molds. We’ll also explore different techniques for creating textures and colors on the outer surface of the concrete object.

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Wooden Cover Books

June 22, 2019

Make three unique, blank books and develop skills in both bookbinding and woodworking. We’ll focus on coptic binding as well as wooden and hard covers. Bringing skills and techniques from other mediums is much encouraged in this interdisciplinary bookbinding course.

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Introduction to Woodworking (C)

June 22, 2019

Transform rough-cut lumber into a small, functional stool, box, or side table. You’ll learn to use a table saw, planer, router and a variety of hand tools.

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Introduction to Woodworking B

June 22, 2019

Transform rough-cut lumber into a small, functional stool, box, or side table. You’ll learn to use a table saw, planer, router and a variety of hand tools.

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Introduction to Woodworking (A)

June 22, 2019

Transform rough-cut lumber into a small, functional stool, box, or side table. You’ll learn to use a table saw, planer, router and a variety of hand tools.

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Break the Rules of Your Medium

June 18, 2019

Stuck in a rut? Trying to find a new groove? Through a series of discussion and class-guided creative assignments, we’ll take a critical look at the framework of rules that we as artists create and follow in our work. This class is open to artists working in any medium. Expect to complete creative exercises outside […]

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Break the Rules of Your Medium – NEW!

April 08, 2019

Stuck in a rut? Trying to find a new groove? Through a series of discussion and class-guided creative assignments, we’ll take a critical look at the framework of rules that we as artists create and follow in our work. This class is open to artists working in any medium. Expect to complete creative exercises outside […]

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Furniture Finishing and Painting Techniques

April 08, 2019

Transform your furniture from trash to treasure. You’ll learn nine paint techniques including distressing, antiquing and applying metallic finishes. We’ll go over the differences between chalk, milk and latex paint and discuss how to select the best furniture pieces and make minor repairs. You’ll learn to paint and protect your finished product. We’ll practice on […]

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Introduction to Woodworking

April 08, 2019

Transform rough-cut lumber into a small, functional box. You’ll learn to use a table saw, planer, router and a variety of hand tools.

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Using Veneer – NEW!

April 08, 2019

Some of the most prized wood is often cut into ultra thin slices called veneer. In this workshop, we’ll learn about cutting the thin strips and taping them together to make patterns or book match multiple sets to make a panel. We will learn about various substrates and edging. After preparing the substrate, we’ll press […]

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Bending Wood – NEW!

April 08, 2019

In this workshop we’ll study basic wood bending techniques using steam and laminate bending, a method which uses multiple thin strips that bend around a form that makes a strong repeatable curve. You’ll learn about the materials, set up procedures and use of the tools and form building specific to bending wood. We’ll use the […]

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Weaving a Danish Corded Seat

April 08, 2019

Learn to weave a Danish corded seat. You’ll receive a small wood stool and be taught how to weave a seat in the classic Danish, mid-century method. You’ll finish the class with a completed step stool and the necessary skills to pursue this craft on your own.

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Glass + Wood Sculpture

March 19, 2019

Create a free-standing sculpture with both wood and glass elements. You’ll explore the sculptural properties of wood while learning some basic woodworking skills. Then, you’ll learn how to incorporate glass into your piece. This class is for students skilled in either glass or wood. Students can build upon the skills they know in one media, […]

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Woodworking (Ages 13–14)

January 28, 2019

Using simple woodworking techniques, we’ll work on practical projects for your room. This class is held in our woodshop with powertools, so safety and creativity are our number one priority!

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Making Wooden Go-Karts (Ages 11–12)

January 28, 2019

Using simple woodworking techniques, we’ll work in small groups to build go-carts that we’ll race on the final day of class. Learn how to use the drill press, band saw, drill and jigsaw in the woodshop. There’s an emphasis on teamwork and safety.

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Making Wooden Go-Karts (Ages 11–12)

January 28, 2019

Using simple woodworking techniques, we’ll work in small groups to build go-carts that we’ll race on the final day of class. Learn how to use the drill press, band saw, drill and jigsaw in the woodshop. There’s an emphasis on teamwork and safety.

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Making Wooden Go-Karts (Ages 11–12)

January 27, 2019

Using simple woodworking techniques, we’ll work in small groups to build go-carts that we’ll race on the final day of class. Learn how to use the drill press, band saw, drill and jigsaw in the woodshop. There’s an emphasis on teamwork and safety.

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Making Wooden Go-Karts (Ages 11–12)

January 25, 2019

Using simple woodworking techniques, we’ll work in small groups to build go-carts that we’ll race on the final day of class. Learn how to use the drill press, band saw, drill and jigsaw in the woodshop. There’s an emphasis on teamwork and safety.

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