Woodworking: Tools and Techniques

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This class is suggested for anyone that wants to start or develop their skills in the art of woodworking. Our studio fully-equipped, organized, and safe environment is the perfect place to learn the most advance machinery, as well as intriguing hand tools. In the course we learn about wood as a material; the intricacies and meaning of following wood-grain. We teach you the fundamentals of the tools and equipment used to manipulate wood. You will learn how to choose and sharpen the tools you use to get the most out of them. Additionally, you are taught all the tricks and hidden learning behind efficient use of these tools, from years of experience by the best wood craftsmen in Israel. Of course, we will also emphasize safety. You will gain all the knowledge needed to use the tools and equipment on your own. You will take a test at the end of the course and will be awarded a certification for using either some or all of the equipment.

*This class is required for use of equipment either in other classes or in order to rent studio time. You can receive an exception from taking the entire class if you have enough previous experience, but will still need to register for a two-hour introductory session.

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The Jewish Artist Center offers a variety of courses for all ages and skill levels, from one hour workshops to year long weekly courses. We work individually with each student to help shape the curriculum and projects based upon their goals and abilities. In our classes, you design and build projects that are meaningful. Guided by our professional staff, you will quickly learn the tools and skills necessary to improve in the technical and creative process. You return home with work that you have made. We are glad to customize the curriculum of any course to suit the needs of our students and offer private/group workshops and courses as well. Contact us for more information regarding the courses being offered or customizing a curriculum to suit your needs.