This is an IN-PERSON CLASS.
In this workshop, students will learn techniques for finishing wood using basic wood finishes from shellac and wax, to polyurethanes, penetrating oils, and newer hardwax oils.
The instructor will discuss application methods for each type of finish. Techniques for brushing, wiping, flooding, and spraying will be covered, as well as when and why to use the different techniques.
Students will practice different techniques on sample boards that they can take home for future reference.
This class is part of our WOOD FINISHING series of classes.
If you have a small project that needs finishing, bring it along!
Saturday September 17: 10am-5pm
All skill levels welcome. No prerequisites.
WOO is a non-profit safe space for training underrepresented genders in our field. As such, enrollment is limited to non-binary, trans, and woman-identifying folks over the age of 18.
Born and raised in New York City, Sophie received her BFA in Sculpture and Drawing from SUNY Purchase College, and her MFA in Furniture Design and Woodworking from San Diego State University. 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. 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) and the Appalachian Center for Craft (TN).
You can see examples of Sophie's work below, and more on her website sophieglenn.com & instagram @arcburn_furniture