Woodshop for Women

2013-06-07 10:00 am
2013-06-09 4:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

Instructor Janine Björnson with students
photo by Jim Coleman

Dates: June 7 - June 9, 2013

Time: Arrive between 9 and 9:45 am to register and settle in. Class begins at 10 am on June 7 and ends at 4pm on June 9.


Avenues for women to learn basic techniques of woodworking and feel comfortable and safe are sadly scarce. We're offering this intensive 3-day course to empower women to conceptualize and carry out basic carpentry projects.

Topics include:

  • essential tools and their proper use
  • safe and effective use of power tools
  • structural integrity
  • basic techniques such as cutting, nailing, drilling, driving, and leveling. 

We will also tour the various buildings of OAEC to show different styles of carpentry: standard professional, natural building, temporary, artistic, and hippie funk!

Come together with other women to share in this practical and empowering workshop. 


Dannie Salas
Dannie Salas

Cost: $495/445 if registered three weeks in advance (includes meals and lodging). The deposit amount for this course is $100. This course tends to sell out, so register early to ensure your spot!

Registration information here

Woodshop for Women Students and their self-made toolboxes
photo by Jim Coleman

PLEASE NOTE: This is a HANDS-ON course. Please call Kate at (707) 874-1557 x 118 if you have any questions about your ability to participate.

Click on the following links to learn more about this course and related resources.

For a more detailed description of our facilities, including information on what to bring, visit our Participant's Information page.

Click here for directions.