Woodworking

Opened in 2016, Woodlawn Arts Academy’s offsite community Woodshop offers woodworking classes and Open Shop work times for ages 14 and up. The Woodshop features professional woodworking equipment and skilled staff to answer questions and assist. For more information on Open Shop or private woodworking lessons, click the black “Community Open Woodshop” tab at the bottom of your browser window.

The Woodshop is at 1801 Plant Road, Suite 5, in Sterling. Plant Road is the drive just west of Self Help Enterprises on West LeFevre Road, near the intersection of Lynn Boulevard. The Woodshop is in the same building as the Sauk Valley Food Bank.



Band Saw Box

  • Ages: 14-Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Instructor: Tom Hall
  • Time & Date: 6-8pm Tue/Thu, 8/7/18 & 8/9/18
  • Location: Woodshop
  • Tuition: $50



Basic Cabinet

  • Ages: 14-Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Instructor: Tom Hall
  • Time & Date: 5:30-8:30pm Mon/Wed, 8/20/18 & 8/22/18
  • Location: Woodshop
  • Tuition: $110



Basic Woodworking

  • Ages: 14-Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Equipment: Joiner, planer, table saw, miter saw, orbital sander, clamps
  • Class 3: 8:30am-Noon Sat, 5/12/18-5/19/18
  • Instructor: Tom Hall
  • Tuition: $70/class



Girls’ Night Out At The Woodshop

  • Ages: 14-Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Instructor: Mary McGrail
  • Time & Date: 6-8:30pm Fri, 7/20/18
  • Location: Woodshop
  • Tuition: $45



Kids Build!

Birdhouse

  • Ages: 6-10
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Instructor: Mary McGrail
  • Time & Date: 10-11:30am Mon, 7/9/18
  • Location: Woodshop
  • Tuition: $25

Catapult

  • Ages: 6-10
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Instructor: Mary McGrail
  • Time & Date: 10-11:30am Mon, 7/23/18
  • Location: Woodshop
  • Tuition: $25

Portable Wooden Camp Chair

Just for middle school students, in this two-day workshop you’ll learn basic woodworking skills such as how to read a tape measure, the proper way to use a drill and how to cut wood with a hand saw, all while creating a wooden camp chair perfect for use around the campfire or at the beach this summer.

  • Ages: 11-14
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Instructor: Tom Hall
  • Time & Date: 9-11am Tue/Thu, 6/19/18 & 6/21/18
  • Location: Woodshop
  • Tuition: $55