Woodshop Classes

The ArtsConnect woodshop class is semi-traditional. Participants will learn how to both design and build different woodworking projects. Master craftsman and artist, Patrick Walker, will guide participants through the steps of building a piece from either reclaimed or new materials.  Each session is designed for participants to hone their craftsmanship, learn new skills and equipment, and explore the reaches of their creativity.

Adult Woodshop Classes

for ages 17 and older take place on Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Woodshop at the Springfield Township Community Art Center.

The cost is $85.00 per session for non-members and $76.50 for members.

Register here for any Adult wood shop class!

Teen's Woodshop Classes 

for ages 13 - 16 take place on Tuesday afternoons from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. in the Woodshop at the Springfield Township Community Art Center.

The cost is $60 per 6 - week session for non-members and $54 per 6 - week session for members.

Register here for any Teen's woodshop class!

Woodshop Session Dates and Times Session Theme
Session 2 March 30 - May 4 Shelves and Mantels
Session 3 May 25 - June 29 Birdhouse Condominiums
Session 4 July 20 - August 24 Footstools and Ottomans
Session 5 September 14 - October 19 Coffee Tables and inlay
Session 6 November 9 - December 14 Pirate chests


nstructor:  Patrick Walker

Patrick holds a Master's degree from Mt. St. Joseph in Secondary Education and a Bachelor's degree in Sales and Marketing from the University of Cincinnati.  Patrick worked for the past 20 years in all aspects of the construction industry as well as owned his own company.  His specific focus was rough and finish carpentry which has led to his current interests in function, scale and craftsmanship in both his own work and his students' work.  

Currently, Patrick works as a furniture maker artist and educator.  As an artist, he focuses on found, functional sculpture.  He loves to explore new mediums and techniques.  To his repertoire of media that he uses, he has added ceramic hand-bulding work which has allowed him to explore and redefine his boundaries as an artist.  Patrick attempts to use unique materials with unusual and surprising methods.  In particular, he enjoys saving and repurposing historic pieces that would otherwise be lost to history.  Patrick states, "To blend my energy with that of the original craftsman's is to honor them and the piece."

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