Do you like wood? Have you ever wanted to learn woodworking? Are you interested in making a garden bench, side table, or jewelry box? If yes, then maybe you should take a woodworking class.
Learn new skills or hone old ones in small group sessions tailored to the individual. Classes are limited to 3 (rarely 4) people and take place in my shop in Central Vermont.
By limiting class size I can focus on each student and help with specific interests. Classes generally meet once a week for 2-3 hours. The sessions go on as long as students are interested.
Sometimes a student will pick a project and stay as long as it takes to finish. Others keep going for longer periods (I had one group that met for years and only disbanded when I moved. I tried to take the students with me, but they balked.)
You can get together with a group of friends, or contact me about joining an existing class.
I also give private lessons on an hourly basis to individuals who want to learn woodworking or increase their existing skills, but would rather not be part of a group.
We can set up a schedule for working on a particular project, you can come to learn a new skill or just arrive with a general idea of the distinction between a hammer and a table saw.
matter your level of knowledge or interest we can work together to create the project of your choice. Contact me for more information.
Below is a student in the Adirondack chair she built in class.
Student made oak CD cabinet.
I have been teaching woodworking for years. I started at adult education programs in the Boston area, then at my shop in Ma. I have since moved to Vermont and am starting to teach in my new shop in Central Vermont.
I teach set workshops (learning to make Shaker boxes, or a side table, for instance) as well as less structured settings. You can investigate the rest of this site to see if you like my style.
Above is a group project to make nesting boxes for wood ducks, to help out a local conservation group.
Please contact me for more information about woodworking classes.