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Teen Woodworking I Ages 13-17 1W20

Learn about woodworking using a combination of machines and hand tools in a guided project. Previous projects have included boxes, picture frames, stools, small drawers, and more. Each class is different and students are encouraged to take multiple sessions to continue developing their skills before moving onto designing an building their own projects in Teen Woodworking II.

You may also be interested in Teen Wood Turning.

Read about our kids' woodworking classes in the New York Times.

Jesse Shaw

Jesse Shaw

Jesse Shaw, principal and designer at JShaw Furniture, graduated at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine: he was awarded a fellowship there to hone his skills. Later, while obtaining his MFA in furniture design at the Savannah College of Art & Design, he lived and worked with Italian Designers in MIlan. After graduating, Jesse became lead furniture designer for Currey & Company, a pioneer in home décor. He has made guest appearances on the PBS television show, Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac.

Jesse teaches woodworking classes at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education (CCAE) as well as at the Eliot School. His work has been displayed at the Wharton Eshrick Museum, Savannah College of Art & Design Museum, and in 2019 was awarded best in craft at Fitchburg Museum.

Specialty: 
Woodworking
Materials & Tools:

Basic materials will be supplied in class. Students will be coached on any extra materials that need to be purchased on their own for more complex projects.

Materials are provided for small projects. For larger projects, instructors will advise students to bring their own.

Before entering the wood shop, read about SAFETY.