Woodworking Open Shop

This class is run as an open workshop in which students design and construct projects of their choice. Expert instructors provide individual guidance on design, joinery, construction and finishing, based on individual student needs, and students draw upon each other’s expertise. Students often stay for multiple semesters, enjoying the camaraderie of the shop and progressing to more ambitious projects over time. Many fine pieces of original furniture and cabinetry have come out of this class. Prerequisite : Basic Woodworking

Note: You may also be interested in Mini Woodworking Open Shop sessions. Take one or more sections to create the Open Shop the experience that works best for your project and schedule. 

Note: Projects must be kept to a manageable size. Beds, large tables, shelving units and the like put too severe a drain on our limited storage space. Students compelled to make large projects must speak first with an instructor and obtain permission. Our most common solution to these challenges is to ask students to work on parts in Woodworking Open Shop, then assemble larger elements and the final piece through private lessons, outside of regular class time, at a cost of $65/hour. Please inquire for details.

Course Number

AC105

Class Size

12

Age Range

17+

Skill Level

Intermediate

Prerequisite

Basic Woodworking

Before entering the wood shop, read about SAFETY

Materials

Bring your own pencil and tape measure or ruler.

With instructors' guidance, you will supply your own wood and any special hardware.

Find out where to buy supplies.

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost


Fall 2017

Section 2: 1 Thursdays, 6:30–9:30pm

Additionall Class

2F2: Nov 16, 2917
Instructors: Frank PettorossiHoward Shrobe, Charlie Tardanico, Jac VanLoon

$42–OPEN (Thursday class - enrolled studends only) - Minumum 5 - Maximum 6




Winter 2018

Section 1: 10 Mondays, 12-3pm
1W: Jan 8–Mar 26, 2018 (no class Jan 15, Feb 19) (snow day make-up Apr 2)
Instructors: Frank PettorossiJoe Stanewick

$420–OPEN

Section 2: 10 Thursdays, 6:30–9:30pm
2W: Jan 25–Mar 29, 2018 (snow day make-up Apr 5)
Instructors: Frank PettorossiHoward ShrobeCharlie TardanicoJac VanLoon

$420–OPEN

Section 3: 10 Fridays, 9am–12pm
3W: Jan 5–Mar 9, 2018 (snow day make-up Mar 16)
Instructors: Frank PettorossiJoe StanewickJulio Fuentes

$420–OPEN

Section 4: 10 Saturdays, 9am–12pm
4W: Jan 6–Mar 10, 2018 (snow day make-up Mar 17)
Instructors: Frank PettorossiAnnette Lippert

$420–OPEN

 Woodworking Open Shop Add-On AC105

Grab an extra hour early on Saturdays to give yourself a four-hour unbroken block of woodworking time. Prerequisite: Basic Woodworking. Limit 12 students

Section 5: 10 Saturdays, 8–9am
5W: Jan 6–Mar 10, 2018 (snow day make-up Mar 17)
Instructors: Frank PettorossiAnnette Lippert

$140–OPEN