Frame Making

September 28 - September 29, 2024

Frame Making


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $395
Material Fee: $95

Spend a weekend building a frame with no previous woodworking experience necessary! In this workshop, we will design a frame, create wood framing stock, explore basic frame joinery options, experiment with finishing options, and learn how to mat our own artwork.

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



Shannon Jones

Shannon Rose Jones is a furniture designer, maker, and artist from southern Wisconsin. She completed her BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MFA in Furniture Design at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2022. She now lives in Brooklyn, NY and manages the Visible Futures Lab at the School of Visual Arts, where she also teaches courses in furniture design and fabrication. She works primarily in wood and metal, and her work is broadly inspired by the landscape of the American midwest and the vernacular design of the region. You can find her on instagram @iamshannonrose and see more of her work on her website

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