Dec
10
12:00 PM12:00

Volunteer Day!

We need volunteers to help us finish weather sealing our space for the winter. (We're building storm windows!) 

And we will also be stuffing envelopes to send to our donors who ordered stickers and necklaces.

We'll be working from 12pm-6pm, but we've broken the volunteer times into shifts. If you'd like to come help us out, spend time in the woodshop, learn a little bit about the storm windows we're building, and meet other WOO folks, sign up for a timeslot. We'll have coffee and snacks.

Sign up here:

12pm-2pm: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/volunteer-event-tickets-41093648208

2pm-4pm: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/volunteer-event-2-4pm-shift-tickets-41093687325

4pm-6pm: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/volunteer-event-4-6pm-shift-tickets-41093740484

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Dec
9
11:00 AM11:00

For the Greater Goods Market

Join us in the R House garage. We will have a table and will be selling holiday ornaments and class gift certificates for the holidays!

A note from the market organizers, b. willow:

"A MARKET TO BENEFIT A LOCAL CAUSE & PROMOTE SMALL BUSINESSES

We began the Greater Goods market in December of 2015. As a small business, we know how helpful markets and pop-ups can be to introduce your wares to the public and engage directly with your customers. We hope you will join us for our December Holiday Market! Shop from a variety of local artists & businesses, selling jewelry, body care, fine art, ceramics, sweet treats, and so much more! 

This market will feature Art With a Heart"

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WOO x Society x Stylette Clothing Swap
Jun
17
2:00 PM14:00

WOO x Society x Stylette Clothing Swap

It's spring cleaning time...and for most of us that means a big pile of crap from your closet purge. But one gal's crap is another's couture, so A Workshop of Our Own is partnering with Society of Excellent Women AND The Stylette to help you find your new spring wardrobe on the cheap! Join us for a clothing swap party -- all monetary proceeds will support WOO’s current fundraising campaign to buy the building, while the leftover clothes will go to My Sister’s Place Women’s Center. So come support FOUR badass Baltimore lady orgs, day drink a little, and trade your trash for new treasures! All womyn are invited! 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- $5 entry -- cash at the door OR show proof of your $5+ Indiegogo donation [http://igg.me/at/woo]
- You can bring and/or take as many items as you want
- All clothing of all sizes welcome, as well as any accessories and jewelry
- NO used undies, books, or housewares, and generally nothing gross
- Items will be separated by type for easier browsing
- All clothes must be CLEAN!
- Tables, mirrors, and munchies provided
- When it’s over, we’ll donate your leftovers for you! 

WANT TO HELP OUT EVEN MORE?
We need a few volunteers for this event. We are looking for 1-2 people to come 30 min early and help sort the clothes by type as they come in. We also need 2-3 people to stay 30 min to an hour late and help sort the leftovers into bags for donation. Please send us a Facebook message if you're interested in volunteering.

Click here for the Facebook Event invite.

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Name Painting Live!
Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

Name Painting Live!

Come out to WOO this Saturday for an early evening party! We're having a party to paint contributors names on the wall! Audrey Van de Castle will DJ. Erin Nutsugah will be painting names.

And we'll also have beer and lawn games on the lanai! Life-size jenga and "yardtzee". You haven't lived until you've clumsily tossed five comically large wooden dice onto the pavement behind a Baltimore warehouse.

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Bowl Carving
May
27
12:00 PM12:00

Bowl Carving

$35

Learn a variety of methods of carving a bowl shape out of a piece of wood, without using a lathe. We will use hand carving tools, the drill press, and angle grinders. Students will leave with new skills and a piece of wood with a bowl carved into it!

Pre-registration required for this and all classes.

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Nancy Hiller Artist Talk and Book Signing
May
26
7:00 PM19:00

Nancy Hiller Artist Talk and Book Signing

We at WOO are excited to be hosting an artist talk and book signing by Nancy Hiller, a cabinet maker with over 30 years of experience working in cabinet shops in the US and the UK.

"Often hilarious, always thoughtful, her sheer determination to be a cabinetmaker is fantastically strong, withstanding the slings and arrows of, amongst other things, misogyny, deeply flaky clients, the undervaluing of her work, knowledge, and time, the self-doubt of the self-employed perfectionist, and the chill and filth of bone-numbing damp English winters." --Laura Mays, reviewing Hiller's recently published book, "Making Things Work: Tales from a Cabinetmaker's Life": 

Books will be available for purchase, and light refreshments will be served.

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Sophie Glenn Artist Talk
May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Sophie Glenn Artist Talk

Come out and meet Sophie Glenn, welder, woodworker, and studio furniture maker. Sophie is currently an artist in residence at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN, and will be stopping by our shop on her way home to NYC. She'll share some slides of her work, and we will share snacks and drinks.

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Opening Party!
Apr
21
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Party!

Come out to our shop and celebrate two years of work toward the creation of our woodshop! We are launching our shop video and announcing our first classes and membership options! We'll have wine and spirits by our neighbors Tenth Harvest, cookies from Taste This Cake, and a nacho by Amelia Reitz!

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Feb
3
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday!

We are throwing a First Friday party! Come check out our space, learn about our soon-to-begin programming, and meet other awesome women and nonbinary makers, and folks interested in supporting women and nonbinary makers! We'll have refreshments and music and WOO necklaces to give away. INVITE YOUR FRIENDS! See you Friday!

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Dec
16
1:00 PM13:00

Clearing Out Our Building

Doesn't that sound super fun? We'll be moving all our reclaimed lumber out of the way of the flooring contractors who arrive next week, and also dismantling the last three little wood structures we have left.

Please RSVP to sarah@aworkshopofourown.com if you can.

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Dec
15
1:00 PM13:00

Clearing Out Our Building

Doesn't that sound super fun? We'll be moving all our reclaimed lumber out of the way of the flooring contractors who arrive next week, and also dismantling the last three little wood structures we have left.

Please RSVP to sarah@aworkshopofourown.com if you can.

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Nov
19
10:00 AM10:00

WOO Saturdays

A Workshop of Our Own(WOO) is building it's woodshop for women-identifying woodworkers in Baltimore. We'll be working at WOO every Saturday for a while! 

This Saturday we will be demolishing some stuff and painting some stuff. We'll have coffee and snacks as usual.

Stop by and help out or just come and check out the space!

As always, please wear closed toe shoes and anyone under 16 needs a grownup with them.

 

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Nov
15
5:00 PM17:00

WOO Latenight

Women and gender non-conforming friends of Baltimore! We still have walls to take down, and structures to dismantle. Stop by after work 5pm-8pm. If you have your own cordless drill, please bring it! If not, just bring yourself! Be prepared to get dirty and be sure to wear closed toe shoes. We'll provide safety gear for eyes/ears/lungs/hands, and hot tea & cider for bellies.

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Nov
12
9:30 AM09:30

Knocking Down Walls

Ladies, women, girls: we'll be knocking down two concrete walls tomorrow, Saturday, at 10am. Any women-identifying folks who need to get some feelings out are welcome to come pick up a sledgehammer with us. Together we will tear down walls to build a safe open space. Stop by at 9:30am for coffee, peach upside down cake, open dialog, and love. And we'll start swinging hammers at 10am, for no more than an hour. Then we will have a moment of reflection. And then go back out into the world.

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Oct
22
9:00 AM09:00

Demolition Party @ WOO!

Ladies, women, girls! Had a long week at the office? Want to take your frustrations out on some abandoned structures while helping our woodshop become itself?

This Saturday morning is your chance!

Stop by any time between 9am and 2pm to pick up a hammer and have some fun.

WHAT TO WEAR: Work clothes. Closed toe shoes. Hair tied back, and consider a bandana or head wrap. We're gonna get dirty!

WHAT ELSE TO BRING: unbridled enthusiasm! Safety gear (but we have it for you if you don't own your own). If you have your own hammer, crowbar, socket set, or cordless drill, the more tools the merrier!

Coffee and donuts will be upstairs in the shop office!

Ages 12 and up are welcome! But anyone 16 and under needs a parent with them.

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