Making Cutting Boards for Women, Trans & Non-Binary Individuals

May 18 - May 19, 2024

Making Cutting Boards for Women, Trans & Non-Binary Individuals

$460.00

Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $395
Material Fee: $65

In this weekend workshop, participants will learn the fundamentals of woodworking in a physically and emotionally safe space by making a solid wood cutting board. We’ll begin by milling our wood, using machines such as a jointer, planer, and table saw. Then, we’ll discuss and practice different tools and machines for shaping our cutting boards, including a bandsaw, spokeshave, chisels, and gouges, among others. We’ll also discuss various finishes that we can use to make our cutting boards food-safe. This workshop is for women, trans, and non-binary folks who want to gain experience in a woodshop or for more experienced individuals who want to gain further experience.

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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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Sophie Glenn

Sophie received her MFA in Furniture Design and Woodworking from San Diego State University, and BFA in Sculpture and Drawing from SUNY Purchase College. She has exhibited her work across the country, including Blue Spiral 1 Gallery (NC), the Center for Art in Wood (PA), and the Metal Museum (TN), and has been fortunate to receive several grants, fellowships, and residencies to help advance her career, including the John D. Mineck Fellowship in 2022. Sophie has held academic appointments at Tennessee Technological University and Mississippi State University, and taught workshops at A Workshop of Our Own (MD), Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (TN), the Appalachian Center for Craft (TN), and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (ME).

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