This Design/Build course is a combination of "Intro to Woodworking" and "Intro to Furniture Making." Students choose any mid-sized project they wish (think small coffee table or stool). We design a curriculum around the project and the students' skill level. Over the course of the class, we cover basic principles of wood as a medium for creation, design basics, and the fundamentals of woodworking and fine joinery. There is a maximum of 4 students per class to enable one-on-one instruction.
The class occurs on a rolling basis. Call today to set up an initial session.
This is the next installation of our series on designing a “Creative Collaborative” with a number of partners in our new building on Hamilton Avenue. The first installation is here. As the early partners of the Creative Collaborative we have stood in front of a spectrum of choices. Under what model of collaboration do we [...]
We opened our doors 4 years ago this summer. It’s been fits and starts. It’s been bootstrapped and scrappy. But it’s been phenomenal. We’re proud of the businesses that have moved OUT and into their own spaces. We’re proud of the amazing projects created by noobie woodworkers, whether retirees, young professionals or community members. We’re [...]
We had the Cohort of Educators in the woodshop this morning. That’s 8 educators (Sean, Karen, Julie, Christy, Morgan, Jeremy, Tom, Vicki), each working on their own furniture-build. Two other woodshop members were in the shop and had periodic questions. Jim was coming in from Chicago and wasn’t going to be there right at 9am. [...]
“We follow a path of discovery, strung like pearls on a thread of curiosity, lending richness to our work.” – James Krenov When you’re in the weeds of a designing and building a piece of furniture – like a lot of things in life – it’s hard to remember that you’re the first person ever [...]