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    • 2 Mar 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
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    Crafts and Laughs is where open-shop hours meet social hour. WOO students, volunteers, and board members from around the globe come together to laugh, share, and get feedback on whatever they’re working on. ZOOM in to say hello, share your current project, get to know other WOO members and share ideas with a community of makers! 

    If you’ve recently taken a WOO class, Crafts & Laughs is also the perfect place to discuss a related project you’ve started and potentially meet other students working on similar projects.

    Crafts & Laughs meets every other Tuesday, online via ZOOM, and is moderated by Sarah Marriage (WOO’s founder.) Register to get the link!

    This is a WOO Community Event for members. 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.

    • 6 Mar 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • A Virtual Workshop of Our Own
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    Welcome to WOO's first all-gender From WOO To YOU Virtual Programming class!

    Chairs are the furniture form most directly associated with the human body - supporting it in space for comfort or for status; and they are deeply embedded in our culture with meaning. Which makes them uniquely interesting to design and make! 

    In this class, we’ll look at numerous examples of different types of chairs through history, and also all the ways in which chairs fail us and our bodies and how we can make sitting less unhealthy and more interesting.

    The instructor will show many examples of chairs, and then move to talking about chairs she has made and how she has used them as vehicles both for woodworking techniques and for thinking about cultural concerns. She will show her method for designing and bringing a chair to completion.

    All skill levels welcome. No prerequisites. All you need is a computer and a good internet connection!

    A Workshop of Our Own (WOO) is a non-profit safe space for woodworking skill-sharing for underrepresented genders.  Class enrollment is usually limited to non-binary, trans, and woman-identifying people, but now and then we extend that safe space to all.  This is an ALL GENDERS class.  Welcome!


    Laura Mays is a woodworker, designer and educator. Born and raised in Ireland and trained as an architect, she gravitated to woodworking as a satisfying union of hand and mind, and a way of seeing a project entirely through to completion. Since 2011 she has been the director of The Krenov School at Mendocino College in Fort Bragg California where the focus is on high levels of craftsmanship, and paying deep attention to process and material. She is working on a project with Deirdre Visser, Making a Seat at the Table, looking at women in woodworking - so far this has manifested as an exhibition of women woodworkers at The Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia, October 2019 through January 2020, and a book will be published in Fall 2021.

    See more images of Laura’s work below, and by visiting her website lauramays.com or Instagram @laurabmays.

    More information on The Krenov School thekrenovschool.org and on Making a Seat at the Table womenwoodworking.org

    • 16 Mar 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
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    Crafts and Laughs is where open-shop hours meet social hour. WOO students, volunteers, and board members from around the globe come together to laugh, share, and get feedback on whatever they’re working on. ZOOM in to say hello, share your current project, get to know other WOO members and share ideas with a community of makers!

    If you’ve recently taken a WOO class, Crafts & Laughs is also the perfect place to discuss a related project you’ve started and potentially meet other students working on similar projects.


    Crafts & Laughs meets every other Tuesday, online via ZOOM, and is moderated by Sarah Marriage (WOO’s founder.) Register to get the link!

    This is a WOO Community Event for members. 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.

    • 23 Mar 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • A Virtual Workshop of Our Own
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    Understand the fun of mold making and why someone may choose to incorporate it in to their practice.
    In this workshop we will cover the basic techniques, step-by-step to cast an object in plaster.
    The demonstration will utilize alginate as our molding material, however we will discuss various methods/options for moldmaking. Together we will begin by examining our original model and discuss how to secure the model in place and put up dam walls to replicate the form. Next step, make the mold! Students will learn when and why alginate is a good application. Our final step is mixing, pouring, and divesting the plaster positive!

    All skill levels welcome. No prerequisites. All you need is a computer and a good internet connection!

    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.


    SaraBeth Post is an artist utilizing glass in sculpture, functional wares, and jewelry. She earned her BFA in Glass + 3D Studios from the University of Louisville. SaraBeth is currently located at Penland, NC and is a Core Fellow at Penland School of Craft.

    See more images of her work below, or by visiting her website sarabethpost.net and instagram @ultralit.sb


    • 30 Mar 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
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    Crafts and Laughs is where open-shop hours meet social hour. WOO students, volunteers, and board members from around the globe come together to laugh, share, and get feedback on whatever they’re working on. ZOOM in to say hello, share your current project, get to know other WOO members and share ideas with a community of makers!

    If you’ve recently taken a WOO class, Crafts & Laughs is also the perfect place to discuss a related project you’ve started and potentially meet other students working on similar projects.


    Crafts & Laughs meets every other Tuesday, online via ZOOM, and is moderated by Sarah Marriage (WOO’s founder.) Register to get the link!

    This is a WOO Community Event for members. 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.

    • 10 Apr 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • A Virtual Workshop of Our Own
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    Creating scale models before building a piece of furniture or sculpture is invaluable (not to mention adorable!) in the success of a project. It can be creatively liberating, economical and ecologically sound. 

    In this class we’ll discuss why that is and get inspired by artists/woodworkers who make models. Included will be an introduction to architectural rulers and drawing accurately to scale. 

    Sarah will then demo various techniques and tricks to making successful scale models. A range of techniques will be shared so people with and without machine access can feel comfortable jumping into the practice.  

    All skill levels welcome. No prerequisites. All you need is a computer and a good internet connection!

    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 people over the age of 18.

    Sarah Watlington is a woodworker and artist who finds the process of design as integral to a project's success as the execution.  She is a graduate of the Krenov School of Fine woodworking in Ft. Bragg, CA and holds a BFA in design from the Design institute of San Diego. She is the project manager at Offerman Woodshop in Los Angeles where she designs and builds custom furniture. She teaches woodworking at Allied Woodshop.

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


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