Woodworking ClassesEdge City
Edge City Woodworking School offers comprehensive woodworking classes for adults. Whether you're a beginner or have some experience, these classes focus on the correct and safe use of tools, taught by instructors with over 40 years of combined experience.
Class Structure and Offerings
Classes at Edge City range between 6 and 22 hours, with a maximum of 6 students per class to ensure personalized attention. Students can learn handbuilding techniques to make functional and decorative pieces, and also explore wheel throwing. After the workshop, students can choose two pieces from each technique to be dried and fired, with a follow-up session to paint and glaze them.
Facilities and Equipment
The workshop is equipped with top-quality machines and a variety of workbenches and vises. Located in the artistic community of the Mergatroid Building in East Vancouver, it offers an inspiring environment for learning woodworking.
Pathways and Progression
Edge City offers a clear progression for students, starting with 'Essentials' classes for beginners, moving to 'Beyond Basics' for extended knowledge, and then to 'Projects' where students can work on personal projects with guidance from instructors.
Safety and Expectations
Safety is the main key at Edge City. Students are expected to wear appropriate clothing and shoes, and all necessary safety protocols are in place. Students must also sign a liability waiver and photo release form.
Location and Accessibility
Edge City is easily accessible, with plenty of parking available and public transit options nearby. The school encourages a welcoming and inclusive environment for all.
Gift cards are available, and beginners are welcome in any 'Essentials' class, while those with some experience can start with 'Beyond Basics' classes.
Edge City Woodworking School provides an opportunity for people of all skill levels to learn and enjoy woodworking. With expert instruction, a well-equipped workshop, and a variety of classes, it's an ideal place to develop your woodworking skills.