Welcome to the Southwest School of Woodworking
The Southwest School of Woodworking is the only comprehensive woodworking school in Arizona, we offer a variety of classes for woodworkers of all skill levels —from novice to professional. Our curriculum has two major paths; skill building and project workshops. The skill building courses have two components; traditional hand tool woodworking and machine woodworking. Among these two we offer beginner and advanced classes that will grow your skills with challenging exercises and projects.
Our school is located at 621 North 7th Avenue in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.
SPECIAL DESIGN COURSE – Feb.10 – 12, 2017
Now open for enrollment (only 2 seats remaining)
George Walker may be the best-known furniture designer in the country right now, and for good reason. In addition to building his own beautifully-proportioned furniture, George writes the “Design Matters” column in Popular Woodworking magazine and an interesting blog with the same name. He’s also the co-author, with Jim Tolpin, of the books By Hand & Eye and By Hound & Eye (both from Lost Art Press) and together they’ve recently started an online design studio called ByHandAndEye.com. In addition to all that, George still makes time every year to conduct a few classes in person.
We’re very happy to announce that George has agreed to teach a three-day design course at the Southwest School of Woodworking. If you’d like to learn to design your own furniture, you won’t want to miss this class.
In addition to learning the principles of fine furniture design, George says students will also gain two major lessons from his courses:
1 – Design isn’t just for a few, gifted woodworkers, but something that everyone can master.
2 – Design can become the most rewarding part of your woodworking life.
This course is scheduled for Feb 10-12, 2017 and requires a minimum of eight students. If you’re interested, please register now.
All listed classes are open for enrollment. Click on the highlighted class names for more information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Aug. 22-Sep. 8||Fundamentals of Traditional Woodworking I
|Fundamentals 1,2,3 Inclusive (sold out)||M,W,Th||6pm-9pm||$1720|
|Sep. 12-Oct. 6||Fundamentals of Traditional Woodworking II (Closed)||M,W,Th||6pm-9pm||$655|
|From Rough to Ready (milling rough lumber) (sold out)||Tue, Fri||6pm-
|Sep 26 Oct 7||Build a Sculpted Rocking Chair Sold Out||M-F||9am-5pm||$2,010|
|Oct 22||Introduction to Finishing||Sat||9am-3pm||$99|
|Oct 24-28||Build a sculpted Rocking Chair (part 1) (sold out)||M-F||9am-5pm||$2,010|
|Nov 28-Dec 2||Build a Sculpted Rocking Chair (part 2) Sold out)||M-F||9am-5pm||see above|
|Oct. 10-Nov.10||Fundamentals of Traditional Woodworking III (only 2 seats remaining)||M,W,Th||6pm-9pm||$850|
|Oct 29,30||Book Case Workshop||Sat-Sun||9am-5pm||$380|
|Nov. 5||Open House||Sat||10am-4pm||Free|
|Nov 4-6||Arts & Crafts Exhibit||Fri-Sun||Free|
|Nov. 12-13||Elegant Cutting Board||Sat-Sun||9am-1pm||$195|
|Nov 19 – 20||Tool Chest Workshop||Sat-Sun||9am-5pm||$380|
|Dec 17-18||Bending Wood||Sat-Sun||9am-5pm||$370|
|Dec 3- 8||Tables with Michael Fortune||Sat – Wed||9am-5pm||$760|
|Dec 10-11||Display Wall Cabinet||Sat-Sun||9am-5pm||$380|
|Jan 9-26||Fundamentals of Traditional Woodworking I – S1||M,W,Th||6pm-9pm||$520|
|Jan 10- 27||Fundamentals of Traditional Woodworking I – S2||T, F S||6p-9pm 9am-12pm||$520|
|Jan 9-Mar 30||Fundamentals I-III Inclusive*||M,W,Th||6pm-9pm||$1720|
|Jan 31||Rough to Ready Workshop||M, F||6pm-9pm||$137|
|Jan 30- Feb 23||Fundamentals of Traditional Woodworking II||M,W,Th||6pm-9pm||$655|
|Mar 7||Introduction to Finishing||Sat||9am-3pm||$99|
|Feb 27-Mar 30||Fundamentals of Traditional Woodworking III||M,W,Th||6pm-9pm||$850|
|Feb 10-Feb 12||Furniture Design With George Walker||Fri-Sun||9am-5pm||$495|
- a $35 registration fee applies to first time students.
* The Fundamentals Inclusive I-III is designed to encourage students to enroll in all three fundamentals courses, a $200 discount in included in the price.
Open Shop Time: by appointment
We have recently added two partial SCHOLARSHIPS to honor our veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. see details. As we grow we look forward to adding more scholarships to assist those students with a passion for woodworking.
SWSW Gift Certificates and Tee Shirts
The Southwest School of Woodworking is now offering gift certificates in any denomination. Gift certificates can be used toward any class, making this a perfect gift for any woodworker or aspiring woodworker.
We also have new Southwest School of Woodworking T-shirts in men’s and women’s sizes and assorted colors. Men’s crew-neck pocket t-shirts are available in royal blue, sand, and heather grey in S, M, L, XL $XXL. Women’s fitted crew-neck t-shirts are available in heather grey and pink in S, M, and L. All t-shirts are just $15 each.
Purchase gift certificates here or email email@example.com.