The Eastern Massachusetts Guild of Woodworkers (EMGW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of excellence in the woodworking community through the sharing of information in the art, technique, and business of woodworking. We aspire to these goals in order to promote and foster interest in our craft for both the aspiring and skilled woodworker.
Our next meeting will be at the Rhode Island School of Design. Brandon Walker a second year graduate student will be our tour guide. Stops include wood and metal shops are located in building #15 - basement and 1st floor - and their newest technology - CNC and RPM - as well as the upholstery studio are in building #1, I've attached RISD's campus map to give you a sense of where we are located. The offices and studio spaces are in building #1. These might not be on the top of the list for the group to see, but the studios might be worth seeing. Furniture is not noted on this map, but we are on the 2nd and 3rd floors now.
I also highly recommend seeing the RISD Museum and RISD Works while you're there. The Museum has an amazing collection, in addition to the Pendelton House, which is a segment of the Museum. RISD Works are works by RISD faculty and alumni. Both the Museum and RISD Works are adjacent to our shops.
We will meet in the Furniture Office conference area located in building #1 2nd and 3d floors @ 9amCampus Map
Note: All meetings will be held on the second saturday of each month. Unless otherwise stated, the meetings start with juice and cookies at 9:00. The formal meeting starts at about 10:00.
The Eliot School has been teaching since 1676. In 1889 the school focused on manual arts and has been teaching classes in woodworking and other crafts since. The Guild is proud to have formed an alliance with The Eliot School to help continue and support our mutual goal of educating and promoting excellence in woodworking.
The Guild has agreed to co-sponsor several woodworking classes and workshops offered through The Eliot School starting this fall. The fall classes that we are co-sponsoring are: Basic Furniture Design, Furniture Finishing, Gilding & Frame Restoration, and Inlay & Veneer. The workshops are Wood Carving, Wood Turning, and Surface Decoration on Wood. These classes and workshops are taught by professional woodworking instructors. For a full description of the fall classes, instructor, time, and tuition check out The Eliot School's web site. The Eliot School, located in a beautiful residential neighborhood in a building built in 1831 near Jamaica Pond, has a complete and extensive wood shop. Plenty of on-street parking is available.
Also watch for a mini-course on SketchUp for Furniture taught by the Guild's own expert, Jim Russell. This is scheduled for winter term at The Eliot School.
Guild Members will receive at 10% discount on tuition on co-sponsored classes. When registering, please say you are a member of the Eastern Massachusetts Guild of Woodworkers.
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