ONSITE: Basic Woodworking: Wooden Swords + Shields

Work together with a parent 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 power tools. We'll also paint our own crests on the wooden shields!

Special Notes

  • This class will use scrap and plywood, but if you would like a different wood, please bring it. If under age 18, must also register with an adult. If you have woodworking experience that is great, but not needed.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

    This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. Please visit for more information.

About the Instructor

Genesis Chapman

A native of Bent Mountain Virginia, Genesis Chapman received his BFA at the Art Institute of Kansas City in 2001 and his MFA from VCU in Painting and Printmaking in 2010. He was named one of the top 100 emerging Southern Artists by Oxford American Magazine in their spring 2012 issue. His work has been recently shown at Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville, 1708 Gallery in Richmond, the Taubman Museum of Fine Art in Roanoke and The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University.
He splits his time with his wife and daughter between their cabin on Bent Mountain and house in Richmond.
On Instagram: genesischapman1

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ONSITE: Basic Woodworking: Wooden Swords + Shields

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December 1610 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Day: Sat
Tuition: $90.00
Member Tuition: $81.00
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Genesis Chapman
Level: (Adults and Youth 7+ with Registered Adult)