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Teen Woodworking II Ages 13-17 1W20

Teen Woodworking II

For students who have taken Teen Woodworking I for several semesters and are ready for the next level. Increase your skills and your comfort with tools and processes. Begin to design your own projects. As you continue to further semesters, increase your projects' elegance and complexity.

Students in this class have won Honorable Mention in the national Scholastic Art Awards, and have had their furniture exhibited with work by Eastern Massachusetts Guild of Woodworkers. They have worked as aides in our Summer Program for Children, and applied to college to study architecture and engineering.

By instructor's permission only.

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.

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.