Deb Larouere


While the regular class schedule at the Woodshop has ground to a virtual halt, Education opportunities have not.

While there will be no master class schedule coming in the next few months, there are lots of ways to add to your inspiration file, knowledge base or get in a little practice, even if it’s just video.


And, if you’ve got skills, get a button. Helping out less experienced Members helps us all to be safer and have more fun.


(And if you’re too busy or crabby that day? Just leave your ‘Ask Me’ button in your pocket! LOL!)


We’re still looking to provide additional Instructors for members enrolled in the P Zero Skill Builder classes. Call me.


Members are encouraged to take a look around the VWC Website. Grab your favorite beverage and cruise around the pages. There are lots and lots of videos there.


There are meeting demos under the Turners tab and more in the Media Gallery too.


You can even review all of the Safety Certification videos if you’ve been away from the Shop for a while.


Pinterest is loaded with a huge variety of links to ideas. And, yes, some are better than others!


Other members may share their favorites with you and help you to evaluate internet inspirations. Ask!


Additionally, Carvers and Stained glass are running at the Shop. Just stop by and check them out – Monday and Wednesday mornings with the Carvers and Friday mornings for Stained Glass.


See the Instructors on those days, starting around 8:30 am, to sign up for rolling classes. Adding either of these skills to your repertoire would embellish your work and take it to the next level.


Other new classes will be added as Instructors get their details worked out. Ask them when you see them.


Openings will be announced via the regular email process as in the past.


Make-ups are ongoing. Your Instructor is the one to ask.