Woodworking 101 for Women and Trans/Non Binary

May 20 - May 21, 2023

Woodworking 101 for Women and Trans/Non Binary


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $375
Material Fee: $80

This is a hands-on workshop meant to give woman, transgender and non binary identifying individuals a safe space to learn as beginners. This course will provide an overview of shop safety as well as a look into some of the most common machines/power tools and hand tools. Over this two day course participants will work towards finishing a small project while building basic skills and gaining comfortability in a shop environment. Whether you are wanting confidence with your own home tools, to be able to make that DIY project you’ve been thinking about, or to have a foundation for further skill building fine woodworking classes, this is a great starting point.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult


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Chelsea Witt

Chelsea Witt is a woodworker, furniture maker, sculptor, and illustrator. Their work explores shapes and the way that simplicity and complication coexist. Chelsea has a passion for teaching those who would not normally have access to woodworking education. ​After graduating from the University of South Florida with a BFA they have worked and taken opportunities up and down the east coast seeking growth in furniture making specifically. Currently Chelsea is teaching age 10-18 year olds in New Jersey and spends the summers in Mid Coast Maine teaching at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship and focusing on their personal practice.

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