Women in Woodworking

The class is full! Thank you for your interest!


Women in Woodworking: Furniture as Fine Art is a free workshop series for women artists, especially women of color, to learn the craft of furniture making while bridging the gap between function and fine art carpentry and design.

This six-week free workshop series will take place in one of The Foundry’s four makerspaces: the woodshop. The Foundry also has a metal shop, textile lab, and two technology labs located in our 25,000 sq ft warehouse in the heart of Buffalo’s East Side neighborhood (298 Northampton St, Buffalo NY 14208).

The woodshop - shared by other educational programs at The Foundry, community groups, and artisan tenants of The Foundry - is complete with state-of-the-art equipment, tools, and materials ranging from traditional hand tools to modern power tools and technology.
Instruction will consist of six formal sessions focusing on structure design, technical training, tool and material literacy, and historical craft, while paired with open making sessions (two per week)where program participants can work individually on their pieces outside of formal instruction time.

At the end of the six week series, each student will have completed a functional tableand will showcase their finished designs in an exhibition in The Foundry. Following the celebratory reception and exhibition, students will choose to keep the furniture for their private homes, or gift/donate to others.

Participants must be available the following dates for class:
Feb 27th 6-9pm
March 5th 6-9pm
March 19th 6-9pm
April 2nd 6-9pm
April 9th 6-9pm
April 16th 6-9pm
And have some availability Mondays 6-9pm and Saturdays 9am-1pm for open workshop hours to finish their projects.

This application will close Feb 12th at midnight. 
Please email [email protected] with any questions.

This program is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Services Inc.