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. We also offer private woodworking lessons; click here for more information.

For more information on the Community Open Woodshop, click the button below.

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.


Hexagon Shelves

  • Age: 14-Adult
  • Skill Level: All
  • Instructor: Mary McGrail
  • Time & Date: 5:30-8:30pm Tue, 10/23/18
  • Location: Woodlawn Woodshop
  • Tuition: $55



Ladies’ Night: Wine Holder

  • Age: 14-Adult
  • Skill Level: All
  • Instructor: Mary McGrail
  • Time & Date: 6-8pm Fri, 11/30/18
  • Location: Woodlawn Woodshop
  • Tuition: $40



Live Edge Cutting Board

  • Instructor: Tom Hall
  • Age: 14-Adult
  • Skill Level: All
  • Time & Date: 5:30-8pm Thu, 12/6/18
  • Location: Woodlawn Woodshop
  • Tuition: $55



Mosaic Hanging

  • Age: 14-Adult
  • Skill Level: All
  • Instructor: Mary McGrail
  • Time & Date: 5:30-7:30pm Tue, 2/5/19- 2/12/19
  • Location: Woodlawn Woodshop
  • Tuition: $70



Multi-Wood Cutting Board

  • Age: 14-Adult
  • Skill Level: All
  • Instructor: Tom Hall
  • Time & Day: 8:30-Noon Sat
  • Workshop 1: 1/19/19-1/26/19
  • Workshop 2: 4/20/19-4/27/19
  • Location: Woodlawn Woodshop
  • Tuition: $70