Cutting Board Class Fall 2017
This is a great class for students looking for an introduction to our facilities and to working with wood in general. This class also counts toward safety certification on some of our more advanced equipment, for use during Open Shop Hours. Students go home with a cutting board and experience milling wood from rough lumber, using most of the tools in the woodshop.
Open to all skill levels.
"My friends often refer to me as the Black Martha Stewart, but I prefer to go by Shalon. I will co-sign on the fact that I am creative spirit, and I love a good material transformation, whether it's flour, sugar and butter, wood and metal, fabric and thread, or just a coat of paint...I love it all.
"Through personal projects and several humanitarian trips to the South to rebuild New Orleans and the surrounding areas after Hurricane Katrina, I've gained experience in building and developed an affinity for power tools."
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.
Open Shop is your time to work on personal projects. Register online or just drop by and check in with one of your friendly neighborhood Shop Monitors to register in person.
Notes: ear and eye protection provided. Please bring your own respirator if you need one.
Open Shop times:
This is a free safety class for WOO members. In this class, students will learn WOO safety policies and safe usage of the following machines: chop saw, table saw, band saw, drill press, and sanders.
This class is a prerequisite for using Open Shop Hours.
Open to all skill levels.
Have fun taking a design from carving to print!
This class will take you from concept to finished print. You will draw/transfer your design onto a wood block, and carve out with handheld gouge tools. Then, you will learn how to ink and hand burnish onto paper.
Note: Bring a simple design that you are interested in using. Also, wear clothes that are ok to get dirty, and closed toe shoes. We will be using water-based printmaking ink.
This class will be in our upstairs space. We do not have an elevator. If you are unable to climb stairs, please let us know, and we will arrange to move the class to ground level. Thank you!
WOO will be closed 12/23/19 through 12/27/19/ and 12/30/19 through 1/1/19 for the holidays.
This class is a green wood spoon class, meaning you will be carving wood that was freshly cut from a tree. The skills you learn here can be taken with you to make utensils anywhere that trees grow.
This course is an introduction to all things axe, knife and spoon. No previous experience required. We will spend the day producing mountains of woodchips, learning to use these three simple tools, and creating a spoon for you to take home and use. A perfect first step for an absorbing hobby, and a great introduction to the world of spoon carving and working with green wood.
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.
WOO will be closed 12/30/19 through 1/1/19 for the holiday.
The Doorway Effect: Techniques for Enclosing Space and Memory with Sarah Marriage
January 18 - January 19 10 am – 4 pm each day
Please click the appropriate link below to register:
$325 CAW/WOO Members CLICK HERE
$375 Non-Members CLICK HERE
The “Doorway Effect” refers to the phenomenon of forgetting things after walking through a doorway into a different room. Psychologists suggest it is a result of how we compartmentalize things in our brain.
“Entering or exiting through a doorway serves as an ‘event boundary’ in the mind, which separates episodes of activity and files them away.” –University of Notre Dame Psychology Professor Gabriel Radvansky.
In this masterclass, the doorways we build, and the spaces we enclose, will be too small for us to occupy or walkthrough physically. Our exploration of the Doorway Effect will focus on the idea of compartmentalizing memories, and how objects–and the way we contain them and access them–relate to how we recall memories.
In this fast-paced class, students will build one cabinet or box, with at least one door. Together we will explore methods for hanging doors, sliding doors, and tambour doors (rolling doors). A combination of hand tools and machines will be used.
Info for students: all tools and materials are included. If students have their own favorite hand tools, they are welcome to bring them along.
Sarah Marriage lives and works in Baltimore, MD, where she is the founder and director of A Workshop of Our Own, a non-profit educational woodshop created by and for women and gender non-conforming individuals, with a mission to provide training, advocacy and opportunity for people underrepresented by gender in the field of furniture making and woodworking. Sarah studied architecture at Princeton University and fine woodworking at The College of the Redwoods (now The Krenov School). She is a member of the board of trustees of The Furniture Society. She has been a visiting artist at Herron School of Art & Design, a studio fellow at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, and a John D Mineck furniture fellow. She has taught at The Krenov School, Penland School of Craft, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Sarah’s work has shown at galleries and trade shows across the US, including Dwell on Design (CA), ICFF (NY), the American Craft Council Show (MD), and Pritam & Eames Gallery (NY).
A Workshop of Our Own (WOO, for short), based in Baltimore, MD, is a supportive woodshop and educational space run by and for women and non-binary craftspeople. WOO offers short and long-form workshops in woodworking and furniture making, rentable studio space, and open shop hours. The 6400 sq ft woodshop opened its doors in April 2017, with a mission to train and support people of underrepresented genders in the field of professional woodworking. In its first two years, WOO instructors have taught more than 500 students, and the WOO community comprises over 70 active members.
The Center for Art in Wood is a non-profit museum located in Philadelphia that interprets, nurtures and champions creative engagement and expansion of art, craft and design in wood to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation.
All materials are included in the cost of the workshop.
Cancelations of a workshop must be made by email. The Center will offer a full refund if notice is given at least 30 days before the workshop. Refunds will not be given after that date.
The Center for Art in Wood reserves the right to cancel a workshop due to severe weather or unforeseen circumstances. Participants will be notified in advance and offered a full refund.
WOO will be closed on MLK Day.
Our annual member appreciation party is always a good time. This year we are holding our January Community Meeting from 6-7 at the party so if you are interested in hearing about the upcoming plans we've got in the works, make sure you can be there!
Come out and share ideas, hang out with shop friends old and new, and celebrate WOO!
This 4-week, evening class introduces students to the woodshop and fundamentals of wood furniture making. Students will begin with rough lumber and build a small coffee table or side table, start to finish. We will explore wood as a material and learn about how its grain and cellular structure impacts your designs from technical and aesthetic viewpoints. The class includes significant training on our machines, with a focus on best practices and how the tools work for you.
This class meets Wednesday & Thursday nights. Additionally, students are strongly encouraged to come to our open shop hours to work on their projects. The cost of tuition includes access to our open shop hours, which are Tuesdays 2-8pm and Sundays 12-6pm.
Wed Jan 29th 2020: 6-7pm – One-hour intro
Thurs Jan 30th 2020: 6-9pm
Wed Feb 5 2020: 6-9pm
Thurs Feb 6 2020: 6-9pm
Wed Feb 12 2020: 6-9pm
Thurs Feb 13 2020: 6-9pm
Wed Feb 19 2020: 6-9pm
Thurs Feb 20 2020: 6-9pm
Thurs Mar 5 2020: 6-9pm - Student Showcase, all friends and family welcome!
This includes: materials (wood, glue, finish, hardware), 22 hours of instruction, and 8 days of additional open shop access
Six students maximum.
Instructor: Sarah Marriage
WOO will be closed for President's Day.
Open Shop HoursTuesdays 2-8pmSundays 12-6pm
1780 UNION AVE BALTIMORE MD 21211