Woodshop for Women - LAST EVER

2014-05-30 9:00 am
2014-06-01 4:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

If you've always wanted to take this course, now is your final opportunity!

Dates: May 30 - June 1, 2014

Time: Arrive between 9 and 9:45 am to register and settle in. Class begins at 10 am on May 30 and ends at 4pm on June 1.


 Avenues for women to learn basic techniques of woodworking and feel comfortable and safe are sadly scarce. This intensive 3-day course empowers women to conceptualize and carry out basic carpentry projects.

Topics include:

  • essential tools and their proper use
  • safe and effective use of power tools
  • structural integrity
  • basic techniques such as cutting, nailing, drilling, driving, and leveling. 

We will also tour the various buildings of OAEC to show different styles of carpentry: standard professional, natural building, temporary, artistic, and hippie funk!

Come together with other women to share in this practical and empowering workshop. 


Karen Vogel

Karen Vogel

Cost: $495/445 if registered three weeks in advance (includes homemade, organic meals and lodging). 

This course tends to sell out, so register early to ensure your spot! Please note that our online registration price includes a 2.99% processing fee. To avoid this cost, read about how to register by mail.

Register now on NonProfit Easy

Woodshop for Women Students and their self-made toolboxes
photo by Jim Coleman

PLEASE NOTE: This is a HANDS-ON course. Please call Kate at (707) 874-1557 x 118 if you have any questions about your ability to participate.

Click on the following links to learn more about this course and related resources.

  • Sample Course Syllabus - View or Download (32 KB)
  • Woodshop For Women Resource List - View or Download (49 KB)
  • Course poster attached below

For a more detailed description of our facilities, including information on what to bring, visit our Participant's Information page.

Click here for directions.


"I began carving wood, building, and immersing myself in nature as a child and havebeen faithful to those loves for more then fifty years. My training has been in new construction, remodeling, art, and anthropology. I co-created the Motherpeace Tarot Deck with Vicki Noble in 1981, with over 300,000 in print to date. The success of the deck allowed me time to pursue woodcarving and building without needing that work to be my primary source of income.

 You can view some of my carvings on my website, Motherpeace Tarot."

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