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ONSITE: Ideas + Their Containers: Beginning Sculpture

November 07, 2022

This beginners' workshop will focus on contemporary sculpture practices, creative process and technical development. The class will introduce you to safe and appropriate machine and hand tool usage in the woodshop alongside beginner mold-making techniques. Students will learn traditional and alternative processes for making functional and sculptural hybrid objects: objects that present or perform unlikely […]

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ONSITE: WTF (Woman, Trans, Femme) Woodworking: Make a Box

November 07, 2022

This class is a safe space for women, trans, and femme folks to learn introductory woodworking techniques. You'll learn to make a keepsake box with a removable lid using a dado joint. Gain experience using the table saw, mitre saw, band saw, jointer and planer. We will respect marginalized identities, be patient with one another, […]

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ONSITE: High-Performance Concrete

November 07, 2022

A great introduction to high-performance concrete. During this workshop, you will learn how to form molds, calculate concrete mixes, pour, and finish concrete. This is not concrete from your big box store, but a high performance mix that is great for furniture. We will talk about form building, mix designs, fibers, pigments, and finishes. Make […]

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ONSITE: WTF (Woman, Trans, Femme) Woodworking: Make a Stool

July 12, 2022

This class is a safe space for women, trans, and femme folks to learn introductory woodworking techniques. You'll learn to make a simple stool and be able to customize it. Gain experience using the table saw, mitre saw, band saw, jointer and planer. We will respect marginalized identities, be patient with one another, use accessible […]

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ONSITE: Create a Wood Vase + Felt Flower Bouquet

July 12, 2022

Join us for this multi-media workshop to create a felt flower bouquet and a wooden vase to display them in. Both sections of this workshop are wonderful introductions to both felt craft and woodworking. You will learn about the different types of wool felt as you take pre-cut pedals and arrange them to create succulent […]

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ONSITE: Design and Build Your Own Wood Project

April 14, 2022

Do you have previous experience in woodworking and have a wood or furniture project in mind but need help in design, construction, wood selection or building techniques? This class is designed to help you through that process. Submit your ideas, pictures and drawings two weeks before classes start and we can work together to make […]

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ONSITE: WTF (Woman, Trans, Femme) Woodworking

April 14, 2022

This class is a safe space for women, trans, and femme folks to learn introductory woodworking techniques. You'll learn to make a keepsake box with a removable lid using a dado joint. Gain experience using the table saw, mitre saw, band saw, jointer and planer. We will respect marginalized identities, be patient with one another, […]

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ONSITE: Make Your Own Canvas Stretchers

April 12, 2022

Making and stretching your own canvases is a valuable skill for painters! You will use basic woodworking tools and equipment to make simple, efficient and durable stretchers of any size and shape. We'll also cover how to stretch and prime your canvases so they are ready to use.

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ONSITE: Wooden Cover Books

February 06, 2022

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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ONSITE: Woodworking (Ages 12-14)

January 26, 2022

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

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ONSITE: Introduction to Woodworking (D)

October 25, 2021

Learn to use the VisArts woodshop by creating a cutting board. Students will learn the basics of milling as well as safety and introductory use of the jointer, planer, table saw, chop saw, band saw; and sanding and finishing your final product!

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ONSITE: Introduction to Woodworking (C)

October 25, 2021

Learn to use the VisArts woodshop by creating a cutting board. Students will learn the basics of milling as well as safety and introductory use of the jointer, planer, table saw, chop saw, band saw; and sanding and finishing your final product!

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ONSITE: Introduction to Woodworking (B)

October 25, 2021

Learn to use the VisArts woodshop by creating a cutting board. Students will learn the basics of milling as well as safety and introductory use of the jointer, planer, table saw, chop saw, band saw; and sanding and finishing your final product!

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ONSITE: Introduction to Woodworking (A)

October 25, 2021

Learn to use the VisArts woodshop by creating a cutting board. Students will learn the basics of milling as well as safety and introductory use of the jointer, planer, table saw, chop saw, band saw; and sanding and finishing your final product!

read more

ONSITE: Wooden Cover Books

October 25, 2021

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.

read more