Woodworking

Opened in 2016, Woodlawn Arts Academy’s offsite community Woodshop offers woodworking classes and Open Shop work times for ages 14 and up. The Woodshop features professional woodworking equipment and skilled staff to answer questions and assist. For more information on Open Shop or private woodworking lessons, click on the tab at the bottom of the page.

The Woodshop is at 1801 Plant Road, Suite 5, in Sterling. Plant Road is the drive just west of Self Help Enterprises on West LeFevre Road, near the intersection of Lynn Boulevard. The Woodshop is in the same building as the Sauk Valley Food Bank.


Is the program you want full? Please call us at (815) 626-4278 today! We may be able to open more spots in the program or, if there is enough interest, add another session of the program!

Countertop Wine Rack

  • Ages: 21 & Up
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Instructor: Tom Hall
  • Time & Date: 5:30-8:30pm Thu, 7/13/17-7/27/17
  • Location: Woodshop
  • Tuition: $140



Folded Slab Natural Edge Table

  • Ages: 14-Adult
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Instructor: Tom Hall
  • Time & Date: 5:30-8:30pm Tue & Thu, 8/1/17-8/31/17
  • Location: Woodshop
  • Tuition: $300



Open Shop

  • Age: 14-Adult
  • Times & Dates: Open hours, by appointment only, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8:30-11:30am and Wednesdays from 5:30-8:30pm
  • Skill Level: All
  • Location: Woodlawn Woodshop, 1801 Plant Road, Suite 5, Sterling
  • Punch Passes: 5 hours for $40; or 10 hours for $70

Online registration is not available for this program. Please call (815) 626-4ART(4278) or (815) 716-8625 to register.




Pen & Pencil Turning

  • Ages: 14-Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Instructor: Lloyd Beckman
  • Time & Date: 5:30-7:30pm Mon, 8/7/17-8/21/17
  • Location: Woodshop
  • Tuition: $60



Router Skills

  • Ages: 14-Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Instructor: Dan Gascoigne
  • Time & Date: 5:30-7:30pm Fri, 7/21/17-7/28/17
  • Location: Woodshop
  • Tuition: $45