In-person Wood Classes


Instructor: Willie Wolf

If you want to learn safe operating procedures of woodworking machines without working on a project, this class is for you! You will learn the basic functionality and proper use of the major woodworking machines including the jointer, planer, table saw, miter saw, router table, drill press, radial arm saw, and band saw. You will be qualified to purchase a wood studio membership upon completion of this class.

Section B: Saturdays [4 weeks] October 24 – November 14: 10:00am – 1:00pm 

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $65     Public – $115      Register for this class»



Instructor: Willie Wolf

This session will demonstrate the construction and use of basic jigs and fixtures. How to construct jigs and the variety of accessories available for them to function. Come prepared to take notes!

Table saw jigs:

  • Cross cut and special purpose sleds
  • Tenoning jig
  • Spline jig
  • Box joint jig

Drill Press:

  • Sled for drilling corner braces

Friday, November 13: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $35     Public – $55      Register for this class»



Instructor: Tim Bevacqua

Projects in WoodAfter completing the introductory woodworking class, are you eager to get started on your next woodworking project? From a plan and materials of your own choosing, discussion on the first night is aimed at getting you going. From there, this class will be all hands-on, requiring possible time outside of class to complete your project. Expect to spend $50 – $125 for materials, depending on choice of project and wood used. Students furnish their own materials based upon project selected.

Section A: Wednesdays [6 weeks] October 7 – November 11: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Prerequisite: Completion of the Introduction to Woodworking class.

Class fee:     NC State Students – $85     Public – $155      Register for this class»

[Class includes a PUNCH CARD and eligibility for a CLASS PASS]



Instructor: Maria Lai

Scroll Sawing ProjectsPuzzles, trivets, portraitures, and layer-built imagery; all of these can be created out of colorful woods with the help of the scroll saw. Gain confidence in scroll sawing as you work to complete a basic project. Once the machine is mastered, you will explore more advanced techniques, work with patterns of your choice, and even create imagery of your own design. Class fee includes wood, use of tools during class, and other necessary supplies.

Wednesdays [4 weeks] October 7 – 28: 6:30 – 9:30pm 

Skill Level: Open to all skill levels

Prerequisites: None

Class fee:     NC State Students – $65     Public – $115      Register for this class»



Instructor: Norm Cloutier

Using smaller pieces of exotic or interesting woods, we will make pendants that are both centered and carved off-center using professional and shop-made jigs.

Sunday, October 18: 12:00 – 5:00pm

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Prerequisite: Completion of an introductory woodturning class or equivalent

Class fee:     NC State Students – $45     Public- $70      Register for this class»