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Mindful Making: A Women's Woodworking Class - Benches and Stools

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Rebuilding Exchange

1740 West Webster Avenue

Chicago, IL 60614

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Join Lesley Jackson in an entry level woodworking class for developing basic design/ build skills while working with other women. During this 5-week course, you will make a custom bench or stool inspired by a female designer from the last century. We will learn about Lina Bo Bardi’s furniture for civic engagement and the underrecognized woodwork of Mira Nakashima, using their pieces to inform and guide our own designs. This class is open to anyone that identifies as non-binary or female.

NOTE: This class takes place on five consecutive Wednesdays Attendance for all 5 classes is required.

About the Instructor

Lesley Jackson is an artist and furniture maker. She has taught woodworking and managed the shop at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago for the past five years. Lesley began the women’s woodworking programming at the Rebuilding Exchange nearly two years ago with her collaborator Ashley Lamb in response to the industry’s need for spaces that are inclusive to all types of makers. Mindful Makingis a series of classes that use woodworking to empower others while engaging in environmental sustainability and challenging stereotypes and gender roles within the wood and metal industries.

Workshop Policies: Please review policies below before committing to a workshop.

  • All workshops are 18+; no woodworking experience necessary;
  • If Rebuilding Exchange needs to cancel a workshop, we will notify you 24 before the class and give you the option of refund or reschedule;
  • If you are unable to attend your one-time workshop, email us 48-hours before the class starts. If you are unable to make your series class, email us one week before the class starts; and
  • Materials are included in the fee for the workshop.


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Rebuilding Exchange

1740 West Webster Avenue

Chicago, IL 60614

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