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    • 13 Jun 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 17 Jun 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • A Workshop of Our Own, 1780 Union Ave, Baltimore MD 21211
    • 5
    Register

    This is an IN-PERSON CLASS.

    In this class, Raina will show you how to restore a vintage piece of your choice from start to finish!

    This step-by-step beginners class will give you the basic skills to restore vintage pieces time and time again. During the week students will go through the process of cleaning, sanding, painting, and/or staining to get a new and complete look.

    Walk in with a diamond in the rough, walk out with a beautiful shining diamond!

    All skill levels welcome. No prerequisites.

    WOO is a non-profit safe space for training underrepresented genders in our field. As such, enrollment is limited to non-binary, trans, and woman-identifying folks over the age of 18.

    All class times are in U.S. Eastern Time.


    Raina Smallwood is the founder and retailer of Adorn Vintage Furniture & Designs, a vintage furniture shop. A Baltimore native, Raina has a background in interior design, furniture restoration and a passion for architecture and good design.

    Raina has a passion for breathing new life into vintage pieces, whether that is restoring furniture to its original state or giving them a little flair, Raina does it all. All of the furniture in ADORN is sourced, restored and refinished in-house, which helps to keep the pricing accessible for everyone.

    See more images of her work below, or by visiting her website adornvintagefurniture.com or on her instagram @adornvintagefurniture


    • 20 Jun 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 23 Jun 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • A Workshop of Our Own, 1780 Union Ave, Baltimore MD 21211
    • 10
    Register

    This is an IN-PERSON CLASS.

    Everyone knows older tools are better tools. The steel is better, the castings are cleaner, and the finishes are nicer. In this class we will be spending 5 days honoring the past by completely restoring vintage handplanes, drills, and rules. 

    Not only will this include getting the dust and spiders off of them, but re-polishing, flattening, and sharpening. We will also go in depth on advanced subjects (i.e how to re-japan (the shiny black coating on most old tools)), re-nickel plate, and if necessary braze cracks and broken parts back together. 

    This will be a chance to honor the legacy of tools and add some new equipment to your tool cabinet, while learning future skills to save money and keep old tools in circulation. 

    This will be a BYOTools based class. As such we are asking that the tools you bring be limited to hand planes, drills & braces, and measuring tools. 

    Please bring at least 2 items to restore, that being said there may be a chance mid week to go thrifting and picking as well.

    All skill levels welcome.

    No prerequisites.

    WOO is a non-profit safe space for training underrepresented genders in our field. As such, enrollment is limited to non-binary, trans, and woman-identifying folks over the age of 18.

    All class times are in U.S. Eastern Time.


    Eleanor Ingrid Rose is a craft based sculpture artist and a toolmaker. She has an MFA in Wood from UW-Madison and works alongside Stacy Motte in their collaborative project Ladies Who Wood. She has been collecting and making tools for over a decade. Both refurbishing and ground up toolmaking quickly became two of her favorite things to do. She currently teaches woodworking and sculpture at IUP and also serves on the board of advisors for the Austin School of Furniture.

    See more images of her work below, or by visiting her website ladieswhoblank.com or on her instagram @off_artisan and @ladieswho______


    • 27 Jun 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 1 Jul 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • A Workshop of Our Own, 1780 Union Ave, Baltimore MD 21211
    • 6
    Register

    This is an IN-PERSON CLASS.

    In this class we’ll cover several techniques for bending wood: steambending, bent lamination, and kerf bending. This fast-paced class will begin with a series of bending exercises during which students will gain experience with each technique. Then students will be guided through the process of making their own small bent-wood project: from design to jig making to finished project.

    All skill levels welcome. No prerequisites.

    WOO is a non-profit safe space for training underrepresented genders in our field. As such, enrollment is limited to non-binary, trans, and woman-identifying folks over the age of 18.

    All class times are in U.S. Eastern Time.


    Sarah Marriage, WOO's founder, is a maker of fine furniture and other wooden objects. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Sarah studied architecture at Princeton University and fine woodworking at The College of the Redwoods (now The Krenov School). She has taught at The Krenov School, Penland School of Craft, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Sarah's work has shown at galleries and trade shows across the US, including Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, ICFF in New York, and Pritam & Eames Gallery in East Hampton, NY.

    You can see her work below and more images at her website sarahmarriage.com or on instagram @sarah_marriage


    • 4 Jul 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 8 Jul 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • A Workshop of Our Own, 1780 Union Ave, Baltimore MD 21211
    • 5
    Register

    This is an IN-PERSON CLASS.

    Learn how to build your own small wall-hung cabinet from ash lumber in this intensive one-week class.  Over this week, the instructor will guide you through the design & building process, from ideation & drafting to joinery & assembly to finishing & mounting.
    Students will learn how to turn their ideas into shop drawings, and how to create a cut list from those drawings.  Examples of classic and popular wood joinery will be demonstrated for students to incorporate into their cabinet design.  Students will receive hands-on instruction on a variety of woodworking machines including the jointer, planer, table saw, band saw, routers, sanders, and more.

    All skill levels welcome. No prerequisites.

    WOO is a non-profit safe space for training underrepresented genders in our field. As such, enrollment is limited to non-binary, trans, and woman-identifying folks over the age of 18.

    All class times are in U.S. Eastern Time.

    Bowen Liu is a furniture designer based in New York City. She has a background in fine furniture including an MFA in Furniture Design from Rochester Institute of Technology. Her designs are dedicated to imbuing the living environment with a sense of tranquility, focusing on traditional techniques and modern production to create high-quality products. She draws inspiration from cultures, modern art and design history, and personal life experiences.

    See more images of her work by visiting her website bowenliustudio.com or on her instagram @bowenliustudio


Past events

5 May 2022 SHARPENING CURVED BLADES with Sarah Marriage
28 Apr 2022 SHARPENING FLAT BLADES with Sarah Marriage
23 Apr 2022 HAND TOOL JOINERY with Sarah Marriage
30 Mar 2022 Intro to Wood Furniture Making: COFFEE TABLE with Sarah Marriage (Weekday Evenings)
3 Jan 2022 A WINDSOR OF YOUR OWN with Aspen Golann & Eleanor Ingrid Rose
14 Nov 2021 TAIWANESE PITH PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOMS with Irene Lin Wei 魏翎
28 Oct 2021 REFURBISHING OLD TOOLS with Eleanor Rose
20 Oct 2021 Intro to Wood Furniture Making: Coffee Table (Weekday Evenings)
18 Oct 2021 (VIRTUAL) FANCY PUMPKIN CARVING with Sarah Marriage
17 Oct 2021 (IN-PERSON) FANCY PUMPKIN CARVING with Sarah Marriage
19 Sep 2021 A BROOM ON ONE'S OWN with Aspen Golann
19 Aug 2021 TAIWANESE PITH PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOMS with Irene Lin Wei 魏翎
5 Aug 2021 REFURBISHING OLD TOOLS with Eleanor Rose
29 Jul 2021 REALLY REALLY REALLY BASIC CAD with Vivian Beer
22 Jul 2021 TRADITIONAL FINISHES FOR WOOD with Sophie Glenn
15 Jul 2021 BUSINESS BOOKKEEPING FOR MAKERS with Nayo Carter-Gray
22 Jun 2021 COOPERING with Phoebe Kuo **ALL GENDERS**
19 Jun 2021 DEMYSTIFYING THE GUITAR with Leila Sidi
7 Jun 2021 PANEL: A COMMUNITY WOODSHOP IN A VIRTUAL WORLD with From Woo To You
27 May 2021 UNDERSTANDING WOOD with Larissa Huff
20 May 2021 INTRODUCCIÓN A LAS COLAS DE MILANO con Briana Trujillo
29 Apr 2021 TAIWANESE PITH PAPER MORNING GLORIES with Irene Lin Wei 魏翎
21 Apr 2021 HARDWARE STORE BENCH with Christina Boy and Sarah Marriage
10 Apr 2021 THE GOSPEL OF MODELS! with Sarah Watlington
3 Apr 2021 WILD STOOLS WITH SIMPLE TOOLS with Angela Robins
31 Mar 2021 DIG IN! HOLLOW VESSEL CARVING with Karen Ernst
30 Mar 2021 Crafts & Laughs
25 Mar 2021 CARVING SPIRALS with Sylvie Rosenthal
23 Mar 2021 CAST IT! INTRO TO MOLD MAKING with SaraBeth Post
16 Mar 2021 Crafts & Laughs
6 Mar 2021 **ALL GENDERS** TAKE A SEAT: THINKING ABOUT CHAIRS with Laura Mays
2 Mar 2021 Crafts & Laughs
25 Feb 2021 SHARPENING: EMBRACE YOUR CURVES with Claire Minihan
23 Feb 2021 Crafts & Laughs
18 Feb 2021 INTRO TO WOODCARVING with Olivia O'Connor
11 Feb 2021 MARQUETRY with Sarah Marriage
4 Feb 2021 OTTOMAN: BUILD & UPHOLSTER with Annie Evelyn
28 Jan 2021 SHARPENING BASICS with Mattie Hinkley
26 Jan 2021 Crafts & Laughs: Mending Edition
21 Jan 2021 DRAFTING: DRAWING YOUR IDEAS with Lauren Van Slyke
14 Jan 2021 ATTACHING THINGS TO STUFF with Morgan M. Ward
7 Jan 2021 EMPOWER TOOLS with Amanda N. Simons
17 Dec 2020 INTRO TO WELDING with Sophie Glenn
10 Dec 2020 HOME SHOP: TALKING THROUGH TOOLS with Ellie Richards
3 Dec 2020 A BROOM OF ONE'S OWN with Aspen Golann
28 Nov 2020 WOODBLOCK CARVING & PRINTING with Renee Tantillo
24 Nov 2020 UNDERSTANDING WOOD with Larissa Huff
11 Nov 2020 WOODBURNING with Erin Nutsugah
29 Oct 2020 UPCYCLE: REUPHOLSTERY with Raina Smallwood
22 Oct 2020 TAKE A SEAT: THINKING ABOUT CHAIRS with Laura Mays
17 Oct 2020 FANCY PUMPKIN CARVING with Sarah Marriage
11 Oct 2020 JIGS: TOOLS TO MAKE THINGS EASY with Alicia Dietz
27 Sep 2020 DOVETAIL JOINTS with Kelly Harris
17 Sep 2020 UNDERSTANDING WOOD with Larissa Huff
29 Mar 2020 Canceled - Basic Woodshop Safety
26 Mar 2020 CANCELLED Green Wood Spoon Carving
19 Mar 2020 CANCELLED Woodblock Carving and Printing
19 Mar 2020 CANCELLED Wood Burning as Surface Decoration
15 Mar 2020 CANCELLED Basic Woodshop Safety
15 Mar 2020 CANCELLED Cutting Boards w/Shalon
12 Mar 2020 CANCELLED Sharpening Class with visiting woodworkers
3 Mar 2020 Basic Woodshop Safety
16 Feb 2020 Cutting Boards w/Shalon
15 Feb 2020 Basic Woodshop Safety
15 Feb 2020 Green Wood Spoon Carving
12 Feb 2020 Woodblock Carving and Printing
4 Feb 2020 Basic Woodshop Safety
29 Jan 2020 Intro to Wood Furniture Making: Coffee Table
26 Jan 2020 Basic Woodshop Safety
23 Jan 2020 Green Wood Spoon Carving
19 Jan 2020 Basic Woodshop Safety
19 Jan 2020 Basic Woodshop Safety
18 Jan 2020 The Doorway Effect: Techniques for Enclosing Space and Memory with Sarah Marriage
14 Jan 2020 Basic Woodshop Safety
29 Dec 2019 Green Wood Spoon Carving
22 Dec 2019 Basic Woodshop Safety
18 Dec 2019 Woodblock Carving and Printing
16 Dec 2019 Basic Woodshop Safety
15 Dec 2019 Holiday Cutting Boards w/Shalon
20 Nov 2019 Woodblock Carving and Printing
10 Nov 2019 Cutting Boards w/Shalon
23 Oct 2019 Woodblock Carving and Printing
20 Oct 2019 Cutting Boards w/Shalon
19 Oct 2019 Wood Burning as Surface Decoration
19 Oct 2019 Concrete for Furniture Makers
13 Oct 2019 Intro to Green Spoon Carving with JoJo Wood
24 Sep 2019 Tuesday Open Shop
18 Sep 2019 Woodblock Carving and Printing
17 Sep 2019 Tuesday Open Shop
15 Sep 2019 Cutting Boards w/Shalon
18 Aug 2019 Cutting Boards w/Shalon
11 Aug 2019 Shop Monitor Training: Table Saw
25 Jul 2019 Basic Woodshop Safety
24 Jul 2019 Spoon Carving
24 Jul 2019 Woodblock Carving and Printing
16 Jul 2019 Shop Monitor Info Session and Training
14 Jul 2019 Basic Woodshop Safety
8 Jul 2019 Build, Weave, Take a Seat
30 Jun 2019 Tree Milling 101 - DAY 2 ONLY
29 Jun 2019 Tree Milling 101 - DAY 1 ONLY
25 Jun 2019 Basic Woodshop Safety
19 Jun 2019 Cutting Boards w/Shalon
5 Jun 2019 Spoon Carving
19 May 2019 Cutting Boards w/Shalon
15 May 2019 Spoon Carving

Open Shop Hours: Suspended Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic
Tuesdays 2-8pm
Sundays 12-6pm

1780 UNION AVE BALTIMORE MD 21211

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