Guided Woodworking Open Studio


Guided Woodworking Open Studio

For woodworkers of all skill levels looking to tackle a project with some help and guidance.


Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Sun, 1/28/2024 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Sun, 1/28/2024


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Open Studio, Has Prerequisite

Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio

General Woodworking, Hand Woodworking, Woodturning, Carving


You and one other woodworker (at most) will work under the guidance of a professional woodworker whose vast experience can help guide you towards the successful completion of your project.

Guided instruction is limited to a maximum of two students. The session will be 1.5 hours if only one student is registered, and three hours if two students are registered.  Students are welcome to work without guidance on projects during the other open studio hours.

This experience promises to build your woodworking knowledge while increasing confidence and skill using the woodshop.


  • Skill level: Open to beginning woodworkers, as well as those with more experience who are seeking help with an unfamiliar process or a technical challenge, such as determining the most suitable joinery or designing a jig.
  • Bring your own materials.
  • You will share the shop and tools with others, just as in any open studio.


Class Policies

  • Ages 14 and up are welcome.
  • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry.
  • We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.

BARN Policies

  • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email to find out more or request an accommodation.
  • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.

Instructors or Guides

Ben Dykstra

Ben Dykstra has been a woodworker for almost 30 years and has expertise in custom furniture and high-end kitchen cabinetry. He has worked with youth for more than 10 years and currently teaches middle school woodshop and high school technical drawing and CAD.

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