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.
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.
Any product with a discounted price is currently available for sale or can be quickly finished in the stain of your choice. You can be easily order online by registering and adding to your cart. Feel free to contact us via email or telephone for availability, custom options, and shipping prices.
Custom projects are processed individually. Please contact us with as much information as you have, pictures, measurements, style, etc. We will then produce for you a detailed three dimensional computer rendering of the proposed furnishings. The renderings will help you, your committee, and donors actualize how the project will look in your space. It can also help greatly to raise additional funds and make your project a reality. We continue to revise the sketches according to your feedback until you are fully satisfied with the design and budget before we begin production.
We ship all products internationally by air express door to door with full insurance at very modest discounted prices. Smaller products, such as judaica and ner tamids are sent via EMS, usually taking 3-5 business days. Furniture up to entire synagogue interiors are shipped via UPS air taking 5-10 business days. All work is custom crated in the studio and insured by us (meaning we take care of any issues immediately and on our bill, no need to file a report)
Each product is crafted individually, by hand, with attention to detail. Our clients appreciate the work and service we provide. We follow all plans and requests down to scale and our clients delighted by the products they receive. In order for us to deliver the best quality product, we need to make decisions regarding some details during production. You are likely not going to receive the exact product in the photograph on the website. Because of the organic nature of other custom projects, such as carving or glass work, there is no way in describing the exact details in rendering in advance. The only decisions that we make are those that we believe will make the product either of higher quality, stronger, more functional, or aesthetically pleasing. As a client of any craftsman you are putting your confidence in their decisions.