Woodshop Classes and Workshops 

ArtsConnect offers numerous woodshop classes in our newly renovated woodshop. Learn to use various equipment properly and efficiently. The Intro class uses a wide-range of equipment while learning to work safely. Once you have learned the basics, then take our Advanced class to learn more difficult techniques. 2-week Workshops give a sampling of how to use individual pieces of equipment.

Intro to Woodshop Classes


Ages 15 and up, Wednesday, 5:45 - 8:45 pm (3 HR CLASS)         
$120 for non-members per 3-week session

$108 for members per 3-week session.

ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED

In this 3-week class, Introduction to Woodshop teaches the basics of woodworking. Participants will learn how to use all of the equipment in the shop, as well as the important safety rules when using the equipment.  Participants will practice  on the equipment and then make a small tool box/container with a handle. Our instructor will guide students through the steps of designing, building and finishing their projects. The goal of the class is for students to gain confidence on the equipment so that they can work independently in the shop. This class is a prerequisite for advanced woodshop and mandatory for using the woodshop during open studio time.  All Supplies are included.

Introduction to Woodshop is held on Wednesdays from 5:45 - 8:45 p.m. in our newly renovated woodshop at ArtsConnect Springfield Township Arts Center, 9158 Winton Rd, Building A, behind the fire station.

INTRO TO WOODSHOP

Intro to Woodshop
Session Dates Day and Time Non-member/
Member Fee 
Register
Session 6
2021: Nov
Intro Woodshop
Oct 27 -
Nov 10
WED 
5:45 - 8:45 p.m.
$120/$108 Register Here
Session 6
2021: Dec
Intro Woodshop
Nov 17 -
Dec 8
no class 11/24
WED 
5:45 - 8:45 p.m.
$120/$108 Register Here
Session 1
2022: Jan
Intro Woodshop
Jan 19 - Feb 2, 2022 WED
5:45 - 8:45 p.m.
$120/$108 Register Here
Session 1
2022: Feb
Intro Woodshop
Feb 9 - 23, 2022 WED
5:45 - 8:45 p.m.
$120/$108 Register Here

Advanced Woodshop Classes  

Ages 16 and up, Thursday, 5:45 - 8:45 pm (3 HR CLASS)   

$120 for non-members per 4-week session
$108 for members per 4-week session.

ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED

The Advanced Woodshop class is the next step for those that have taken our ArtsConnect Intro Woodshop class. Participants will learn to do a more difficult woodworking project. Each session will be a different project learning advanced joinery and using more hand tools than in the Intro class. Different Projects will be offered each session.  If you liked the first woodworking class, then you’ll love this one! 

This class will take only a maximum of 4 students, so the participants get a lot of personal attention. Sign up early so you don’t miss out!

Advanced Woodshop is held in the Woodshop on Thursdays, 5:45 - 8:45 p.m. at ArtsConnect Springfield Township Arts Center, 9158 Winton Rd, Building A, behind the fire station.

No class on November 25 due to Thanksgiving break.

Advanced Woodshop Projects Session Dates                  Day and Time                            Non-member / Member Fee   Register  
Session 5:
Chess Board
9/2 - 9/23/2021 THUR 5:45 - 8:45 pm $130/$117 Register Here
Session 6:
Holiday Items
10/28 - 11/18/2021 THUR 5:45 - 8:45 pm $130/$117 Register Here

WOODSHOP WORKSHOPS

Woodshop workshops are A great way to try out a specific piece of equipment.  These workshops are 2-week classes that teach students a new skill.  No experience is necessary. Classes take a limited number of students so register early!

CUTTING BOARD WORKSHOP

Ages 15 and up,  Thursdays, 5:45 - 8:45 pm (3 HR CLASS)                                 

$70 for non-members per 2-week session
$63 for members per 2-week session.

ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED

In this 2-week workshop, participants will learn to make a cutting/chopping board using different shades of wood. This class is perfect for homemade gifts or home décor.  No experience necessary.

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Cutting Board Workshop Session Date     Day and Time Non-member/   
 Member Fee  
Register
Session 3: 6/3 - 6/10/2021
2 weeks
THUR 5:45 - 8:45 pm $75/$67.50 Register Here
Session 5: 10/7 - 10/14/2021
2 weeks
THUR 5:45 - 8:45 pm $75/$67.50 Register Here

WOODEN KITCHEN ITEMS

Join us for 2 nights of kitchen creations. Students will be making various kitchen items.  On the first night you will make a salt box and the second night you will make wooden kitchen utensils.  The utensils will be items such as wooden spoons and spatulas.

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Kitchen Items Session Date  Day and Time Non-member/
 Member Fee 
Register
Session 4: 8/5 - 12/2021
2 weeks
THUR 5:45 - 8:45 pm $75/$67.50 Register Here
Session 6: 12/2-9/2021 THUR 5:45 - 8:45 pm $75/$67.50 Register Here

Having trouble registering online?  Call Lisa Zupon - (513) 728-4266. Lisa can register you over the phone.

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nstructor:  Joshua Fisher

Joshua is a trained carpenter and a seasoned woodshop instructor, having taught woodworking for over 10 years.  He has taught numerous Woodworking classes for Tri-county Woodcraft in Springdale and currently teaches private lessons in his home studio.  Joshua also teaches Blacksmithing once a month to veterans in the Wounded Warrior program.  He takes great pride in helping the veterans learn new and useful skills. 

Joshua brings his vast experience to ArtsConnect where he teaches Woodworking and Blacksmithing classes for adults.



Josh Fisher headshot


Contact Us

  1. Class Cancellations & Weather Closings

    Don't wait to register! Classes may be cancelled to low registration or fill up before you have a chance to register.

    Class cancellations due to weather will be made one hour prior to class start times and will be listed on the homepage of the ArtsConnect website at www.theartsconnect.us. To verify any weather closings, call 513-522-2108. In most instances, classes cancelled by weather will be made up by adding an additional class to the end of the session.

    Due to costs incurred planning for art classes, full refunds will only be issued when the ArtsConnect cancels the class. Class cancellations made within 10 business days of the class start date are eligible for a refund, minus a $5 administration fee per student or transfer to a new session.  View the full class refund policy here.

    To notify us of an early cancellation, please send an email to artsinfo@springfieldtwp.org.