November 2015 Newsletter
  • 2016 Registration Opens Today
  • New Classes for 2016
  • Save the Date: 12/10 Fort Worden Porch Furniture Project Open House
  • Profiles in Woodworking: Meet the Fall Foundations Class
  • Alumni Survey: Committed to the Craft & Last Call
  • By Eye, Hand & Heart
It All Starts with a Vision
2016 Registration Opens Today
 
Woodworkers are different. It's not visions of sugarplums that animate our dreams, but visions of furniture, masks and tiny houses - a multitude of things that can be made with wood. If you have a dream project, you can develop the skills to make it here.

Find Your Dream Class >

New Classes for 2016  
(Partial List)
6/6-11 - Beginning Relief Carving with Mary May
8/29-9/2 - Scandinavian Green Woodworking with Jarrod Stonedahl
6/27-7/1 - Just Joints with Abel Dances
7/11-15 - Beginning Digital Design & Fabrication with Randy Johnson (Intermediate to follow) 
7/25-29 - Building Musical Instruments (Youth Class) with John Edwards

New Immersive Classes - Registration Opens 12/4 
4/11-5/6 - Design-Build Studio with Matthew Straughn-Morse & Jim Tolpin 
4/25-5/20 - Building a Tiny House with Steve Habersetzer & Abel Dances
9/26-12/17 - Furniture Making:  Finding Your Voice - 12 week Intensive 

Browse & Register for Classes >

Jaap Romijn's Porch Furniture Design Sketch
12/10 Fort Worden Porch Furniture Project Open House
 
Join us on Thursday, December 10 from 4-6:00pm for the first public tour of our new workspace in Building 304. The space was built-out and equipped to produce a custom line of porch furniture for Fort Worden and members of the team will be on hand to share design and production details.

Where We Started >

Fall Foundations Class of 2015
Profiles in Woodworking
 
Artists, boat builders, carpenters, community builders, dog lovers and furniture makers...read about the members of the Fall Foundations 
Class of 2015.
Pocket Gallery note: Members of the class will be exhibiting the work they've created at the 12/10 Open House.  

Finding Inspiration in Foundations >

Alumni Survey: Committed to the Craft & Last Call
 
Our gratitude to those of you who shared your experience and provided input for future planning. Your responses reflected an incredible generosity of spirit. We'll respond directly if requested and summarize learning in a future newsletter. One point was clear: Commitment - 70% of you consider yourselves Craft Woodworkers, with an ongoing commitment to improving your skill set and expertise.

Last Call: The alumni survey closes Wednesday, 11/18. If you missed or misplaced the email, you can use the link below. Note: responses submitted via the survey link are anonymous. If you want us to follow up with you, please include  your email address in the closing comments section. 

5 Minutes for the Future: Alumni Survey >

John Edwards & Jaap Romijn
By Eye, Hand & Heart 
This year has been a leap of faith - for the School, our partners and our supporters. As a community, we've invested in building capacity and developing pilot programs that bring our woodworking mission to life. On display at the 10/12 Open House: the results of a $75,000 grant that financed the porch furniture project. The funding also provided for the new equipment in Building 304, roughly doubling our workshop space and providing a setting for more advanced furniture making classes and projects.

As you consider where to direct 2016 donations, we invite you to attend the Open House and see what we can do by eye, by hand and by heart.