This is an IN-PERSON CLASS.
In this 5-day class students will learn basic woodworking skills such as milling rough sawn lumber and how to cut bridle joints and mortise and tenon joinery to build a stool that we will later cover with the classic mid-century-modern technique of Danish paper cord weaving.
Mon-Fri, July 3-7, 9am - 5pm
Optional end of class bbq & exhibition: Fri, July 7, 5-7pm
Tuition: $850 (non-members), $765 (members)
Fee includes all materials. Bring your own lunch.
Open to all skill levels.
WOO is a non-profit safe space for training underrepresented genders in our field. As such, enrollment is limited to women and gender non-conforming folks over the age of 18.
About the Instructor:
Originally from Germany where she managed an office and commercial design showroom, Christina Boy attended the Craft and Material Studies program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia with a focus on furniture design.
After completing her BFA she headed off to Western North Carolina where she was a Core Fellow at the Penland School of Crafts. There she took classes with many amazing instructors to continue her education working in wood and was also exposed to new media like steel fabrication. Upon returning to Virginia, Christina built a studio with the help of her father in law and husband, and is a full time studio artist with her shop located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Madison, Virginia.
Although she works with all kinds of locally sourced lumber she particularly enjoys working with salvaged articles. She likes to combine her love of the classic modern with her rural, rustic environment - making pieces that have simple and clean lines yet have an added playfulness be it color, texture, or pattern.
Christina has taught a variety of workshops throughout the east coast, such as at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Chestnut Creek School of Arts, and has also recently returned to the Penland School of Crafts as an instructor.
When she isn’t busy in her studio, Christina can be found out and about on their little homestead feeding their rabbits, pulling weeds in the garden, or in the kitchen processing and preserving the ample produce they grow every year.
A selection of Christina's work: