Our Courses


Woodworking - All Levels

Tuesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
September 3, 2024 - November 5, 2024
One space available
Instructor: Scott Goodell
Level: all
$425 + materials
max students = 8

A ten week course for all skill levels. Here's your chance to make that project you didn't dare tackle before. Learn the tricks of the trade from our forty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students.




Woodworking - All Levels

Wednesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
September 4, 2024 - November 6, 2024
Four spots available
Instructor: Brian Miskinis
Level: all
$425 + materials
max students = 9

A ten week course for all skill levels. Here's your chance to make that project you didn't dare tackle before. Learn the tricks of the trade from our twenty+ years of experience. Limited to 9 students.




Woodworking - All Levels - Afternoons

Wednesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
September 4, 2024 - November 6, 2024
One space available
Instructor: Gabriele Tise
Level: all
$425 + materials
max students = 8

A ten week course for all skill levels. Here's your chance to make that project you didn't dare tackle before. Learn the tricks of the trade from our forty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students.




Basic Woodworking 201

Thursday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
September 5, 2024 - November 7, 2024
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
Level: beginner+
$425 + $80 materials
max students = 9
Sorry, Class full.

This class is for the more advanced beginner, or students who have taken Bob's Basic Woodworking 101 class. We will build on the woodworking knowledge you have already acquired, discover new techniques, processes and skills by building a cabinet with a fitted door and drawer. If time allows, we may progress to building a table with slab legs dovetailed to the top, and a stretcher mortised into the legs. You will meet every Thursday morning, from 8:30-11:30 for ten weeks. Material fee will include the cabinet. Additional projects will cost extra.




Basic Woodworking 101 September

Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
September 5, 2024 - November 7, 2024
Instructor: Robert J Lacivita
Level: beginner+
$425 + $25 materials
max students = 10

Learn the basics of woodworking from a master craftsman. Bob will teach you about selecting and buying lumber, project design, joinery, lay out methods and tools, hand tools, sharpening, machine use and safety, and a whole lot more. Instruction will be a combination of lessons and hands-on activities to reinforce the skills you are shown. This class is an excellent way for someone to get started in the world of woodworking. You will learn many ' tricks of the trade’ and skills that will help you for future projects. Class will meet once a week, Thursdays, from 1-4 in the afternoon, for a total of ten weeks.




Wood Turning for Beginners

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
September 7, 2024
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: beginner
$170 + $10 materials
max students = 8
Sorry, Class full.

This one-day seminar provides hands-on instruction in basic spindle turning. You'll learn the fundamentals of tool selection, sharpening, and turning between centers. Do you own your own lathe tools? Bring them to class, and take them home properly sharpened! Projects include a bud vase and a pen!




Woodworking - All Levels

Monday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
September 9, 2024 - November 11, 2024
two spaces available
Instructor: Gabriele Tise
Level: all
$425 + materials
max students = 8

A ten week course for all skill levels. Here's your chance to make that project you didn't dare tackle before. Learn the tricks of the trade from our twenty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students




Woodworking - All Levels - Afternoons

Monday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
September 9, 2024 - November 11, 2024
Instructor: Roger Myers
Level: all
$425 + materials
max students = 9
Sorry, Class full.

A ten week course for all skill levels. Here's your chance to make that project you didn't dare tackle before. Learn the tricks of the trade from our twenty+ years of experience. Limited to 9 students.




Woodworking - All Levels - Afternoons

Tuesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
September 10, 2024 - November 12, 2024
one space available
Instructor: Roger Myers
Level: all
$425 + materials
max students = 9

A ten week course for all skill levels. Here's your chance to make that project you didn't dare tackle before. Learn the tricks of the trade from our forty+ years of experience. Limited to 8 students.




Bowl Turning Sept 14

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
September 14, 2024
Instructor: Matt Newton
Level: beginner
$170 + $10 materials
max students = 8

This class will cover the fundamentals of bowl turning, including tool selection and sharpening, mounting methods, turning procedures, and finishes. You will also be introduced to "green" bowl turning. Everyone turns a bowl!




Wood Turning

Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
September 26, 2024 - November 14, 2024
Instructor: Matt Newton
Level: beginner+
$400 materials
max students = 8

An introductory class for beginning and intermediate wood turners. Matt will spend time on both spindle turning and bowl turning. He will cover tool selection, sharpening, tool use and control, mounting methods, and finishing techniques. You will work on a variety of projects, and we will provide practice materials.




Basic Woodworking Weekend September

Sunday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
September 28, 2024 - September 29, 2024
Instructor: Gabriele Tise
Level: beginner+
$340 + $15 materials
max students = 10

An intensive 2-day course designed to give you the foundation you need to build projects without the "oops" factor! This class will concentrate on material choice, layout, joinery, hand and power tools and more. Through instructor demonstrations and extensive hands-on student work, the mysteries of woodworking will be clarified.




Build a Shaker Candle Stand

Sunday Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
October 12, 2024 - October 13, 2024
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$300 + $100 materials
max students = 8

Spend two days in the shop with us and build a shaker candle stand table. The table will have a turned pedistal, three curved legs with sliding dovetails and a round top. This classic design is a crowd pleaser in any environment.




Wood Finishing

Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
October 19, 2024
Instructor: Gary Wood
Level: all
$170 + $20 materials
max students = 10

Excellent wood finishing results can be obtained using just a few tools and materials. You'll learn the basic steps to get a fine finish, using varnish, shellac and oil on practice boards. You'll also learn which brush or pad to use, and how to add color with stains, glazes and waxes. This is a one day intensive course with time for discussion.




Charcuterie Board

Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
October 26, 2024
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$90 + $15 materials
max students = 8

Make a beautiful, live edge, charcuterie board, just in time for Christmas. We will be using some native cherry boards, each with it's own unique character and beauty! This will make a wonderful heirloom gift, or wow your friends and family with your new addition to your own kitchen.




Cutting Boards for Christmas!

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
November 2, 2024
Instructor: Alan Mitchell
Level: all
$170 + $20 materials
max students = 10

The perfect time to spend a day in the shop and crank out some useful Christmas gifts for your loved ones. You may choose from several designs to make some small slicing boards and also a 'glued-up' lamination with personalized design stripes of different woods.




Shaker Dining Room Tray with Hand-cut Dovetails

Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
November 16, 2024

Instructor:
Level: all
$170 + $30 materials
max students = 8

Learn how to lay out and cut dovetails as you make a Shaker-style dining room tray. Steve has helped hundreds of students cut their first dovetails and complete a project that they can display with pride. Even if you have some dovetail experience, this is a great chance to perfect your technique under the tutelage of a master craftsman.



About Homestead

Homestead Woodworking School offers a variety of classes for novice, intermediate, and advanced woodworkers who are eager to improve their skills. Our enthusiastic instructors are professional woodworkers with different areas of specialization, but with a common dedication to helping others learn the intricacies of their craft.

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