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.

Outdoor Folding Table

  • Ages: 14-Adult
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Equipment: Table saw, miter saw, drill press
  • Time & Date: 5-8pm Tue, 5/8/18-5/22/18
  • Instructor: Tom Hall
  • Tuition: $110

Pen & Pencil Set

  • Ages: 14-Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Equipment: Lathe
  • Class 1: 5:30-7:30pm Thu, 11/30/17-12/14/17
  • Class 2: 5:30-7:30pm Mon, 2/5/18-2/19/18
  • Instructor: Lloyd Beckman
  • Tuition: $60/class

Router Skills

  • Ages: 14-Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Instructor: TBA
  • Time & Date: 9-11am Sat, 3/17/18-3/24/18
  • Tuition: $45/class

Safety Certification

  • Ages: 14-Adult
  • Instructor: Woodshop Staff
  • Time & Date: 9am-Noon the first Saturday of each month
  • Location: Woodshop
  • Tuition: $30 (only $15 for those who’ve taken a prior Woodshop class)

Saw Skills

  • Ages: 14-Adult
  • Instructor: Tom Hall
  • Time & Date: 5-8pm Thu, 4/19/18-4/26/18
  • Tuition: $60