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Learn the essentials of woodworking at Arizona’s only comprehensive woodworking school


Open House – Free Event!

Saturday, November 5
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Southwest School of Woodworking
621 North 7th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ

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If you want to get better acquainted with the skills and the craft of woodworking, consider taking a class from Southwest School of Woodworking in downtown Phoenix.

This open house gives you a chance to see what it’s all about.

The free event will include classroom tours, a complimentary BBQ lunch starting at 11:30 a.m., and an Arts and Crafts exhibition featuring furniture and other woodworking by students and instructors, as well as stained glass, paintings, sculpture, pottery, and photography by other local artists.

See some free live demonstrations including:

  • Woodturning with internationally recognized turner J. Paul Fennell
  • Blacksmithing with Peter Seven
  • Pen Making with John Weeks
  • Hand Tools with Raúl Ramírez

The school, founded in 2013, teaches classes in beginning, intermediate, and advanced woodworking and offers master classes with nationally and internationally known woodworkers and craftsmen.

It is located on the downtown campus of Rio Salado College.

The Southwest School of Woodworking is an educational organization based in Phoenix, Arizona with a mission to promote the craft of woodworking and to instill the concept of craftsmanship in students. For more information, visit sw-sw.org.


Raúl Ramírez, Director
Southwest School of Woodworking

621 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007
[email protected]

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