Woodworking: Essential Skills + Equipment

Instructor: Kristen Rowell 
Training: Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Technical guidance: Saturdays, December 11 and 18, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Limited to 6 participants 
Level ① ② 
Price: $375 
Igniters receive 15% off 

Get an introduction to woodworking or build on your skills. Artists in this three-hour workshop will learn proper studio practices while safely using all the equipment and tools in the woodworking lab, a prerequisite for more advanced woodworking. You will gain experience to safely and comfortably use basic hand and stationary tools, and an understanding of the benefits of each. With equipment and essential skills, each artist will construct a sturdy, braced panel or box case, perfect for displaying art. 

Materials/Tools – Table saw, band saw, disc sander, palm sander, plate joiner, and surface finisher. The workshop price includes all materials.  

McColl Center lab professional Kristen Rowell

Instructor – McColl Center lab professional Kristen Rowell is a multi-media artist from Beaufort, South Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art in sculpture and painting from Winthrop University. Now residing in Charlotte, North Carolina, she works at Central Piedmont Community College as the Visual Arts Coordinator and at McColl Center as the ceramics, woodshop, and sculpture labs assistant. She uses many different materials when creating her abstract and representational works, including cinder blocks, steel, wood, sand, graphite, paint, and non-traditional materials such as spices. She enjoys prompting the viewer to think about the materials, movement, and motifs of her art and how each relates to their own personal human experience. 

Half-tuition scholarships are available for Studio Practice Workshops. Please contact Claudia Gonzalez Griffin at cgriffin@mccollcenter.org for scholarship information.

Cancelation policy: Participants who cancel enrollment anytime up to 15 days before the first day of a series will receive a full refund minus the $23 before the first day of a series will receive a full refund minus the $23 processing fee. Those who cancel less than 8 days before the first day of a series will not receive a refund unless it is a result of a positive COVID diagnosis. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 within 10 days of the start of the series, you will receive a credit for a future program. Participants must register and attend the new series within ten months.