WOO Community Meeting - June
Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

WOO Community Meeting - June

Members, Volunteers, Instructors, Students, and anyone interested in learning more about WOO: join us for our June Community Meeting.

We'll talk about how WOO works, listen to what you'd like WOO to be, and discuss ways you can get involved and be a part of the project.

Our community meetings take place on the last Tuesday of every month.

WOO is a non-profit safe space for training underrepresented genders in the fields of woodcraft and furniture making.

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Cutting Board Class
Jun
24
2:00 PM14:00

Cutting Board Class

Open to all skill levels. Students go home with a cutting board and experience milling wood from rough lumber, using most of the tools in the woodshop. This is a great class for students looking for an introduction to our facilities and to working with wood in general. This class also counts as part of your safety certification for Open Shop Hours.

No Prerequisites.

WOO is a non-profit safe space for training underrepresented genders in our field. As such, enrollment is limited to women and gender non-conforming folks over the age of 18.

Instructor: Shalon Edwards

"My friends often refer to me as the Black Martha Stewart, but I prefer to go by Shalon. I will co-sign on the fact that I am creative spirit, and I love a good material transformation, whether it's flour, sugar and butter, wood and metal, fabric and thread, or just a coat of paint...I love it all.

"Through personal projects and several humanitarian trips to the South to rebuild New Orleans and the surrounding areas after Hurricane Katrina, I've gained experience in building and developed an affinity for power tools."

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Figure & Furniture: A drawing class with Zoe Hong
Jun
24
10:00 AM10:00

Figure & Furniture: A drawing class with Zoe Hong

A Workshop of Our Own & Baltimore Ladies Draw present:

Figure & Furniture: a drawing class with Zoe Hong

The best way to clearly demonstrate the scale of a piece of furniture is to illustrate a person with the design. Understanding how the human body relates to furniture can also help you design furniture better.

This class will cover the basics of figure drawing: capturing a pose, figure proportions, basic anatomy. We’ll seat a figure on an existing chair and then we’ll design a chair around a seated figure. This is a class developed for beginners; no previous figure drawing experience necessary.

Materials students should bring:
Paper with some sort of hard surface to draw on, like a hardcover sketchbook or drawing board

Drawing implement of choice: pencils, pens, soft pastel, charcoal, charcoal pencil, conte crayon, markers, any or all of the above

WOO is a non-profit safe space for training underrepresented genders in our field. As such, enrollment is limited to women and gender non-conforming folks over the age of 18.


Bio:
Zoe Hong has been drawing since she could first wrap her chubby toddler fingers around a crayon. Eventually moving past stick figures wearing triangle skirts, Zoe graduated from Otis College of Art and Design with a BFA in Fashion Design. After over a decade working in the fashion industry, Zoe transitioned into her new love: teaching. She taught fashion design, illustration, and color theory courses at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. In 2015 she started her YouTube channel, which is full of fashion design, illustration, figure drawing, color theory, and industry practices tutorials. Zoe currently splits her time making videos, taking on freelance projects, writing her book on fashion design process, and traveling to teach workshops.

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Shop Safety! Includes a year of membership.
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Shop Safety! Includes a year of membership.

WOO has Community Shop Hours! We are open Tuesdays, 2pm-8pm and Saturdays 12pm-6pm.

In order to participate, you have to pass safety certifications on our machines and become a member (hence the $25 for a year of membership). Enrollment is limited to 10 students, so if you sign up, please show up, or let us know if you can't make it, so we can give your spot to someone else!

WOO is a safe space for training underrepresented genders in our field. As such, enrollment in this class is limited to women and gender non-conforming folks, 18 and older.

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Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

Libations & Creations, Craft Fair at Monument City Brewing

 June 16 from 12pm-5pm we will be selling crafts and spreading the word of WOO at Monument City's Libations and Creations! This event is a makers market featuring craft beer and excellent food. There will also be a raffle (including a prize from WOO!) which will benefit Itineris Baltimore.

https://www.facebook.com/events/159032361444204/

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May
31
6:00 PM18:00

Wood 1-B: Small Solid Wood Bookcase

Week 7

This 8 week class introduces students to the woodshop and fundamentals of wood furniture making with a focus on casework (the category of casework broadly includes things like boxes, cabinets, trunks, and other furniture that create a contained space). Students will begin with rough lumber and build a small, stand-alone, solid-wood bookcase, start to finish. We will explore wood as a material and learn about how its grain and cellular structure impacts your designs from technical and aesthetic viewpoints. The class includes significant training on our machines, with a focus on best practices and how the tools work for you.

This class meets Thursday nights. Additionally, students are strongly encouraged to come to our open shop hours once a week to work on their projects. The cost of tuition includes access to our open shop hours, which are Tuesdays 2-8pm and Saturdays 12-6pm.

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Apr
7
11:00 AM11:00

Greater Good Market

Join us in the R House garage.

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!

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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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