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The Woodshop is open to all members of the SMFA community, and offers fabrication and safety training in support of a wide variety of sculptural approaches. Whether you want to make stretcher bars for your paintings, frames for your prints, or structures for your installations, students get the support they need for projects. The shop is well-equipped to accommodate projects involving anything from woodcarving to furniture to installation work.

Using the Studio


This studio can only be accessed by certified users when a safety monitor or the Studio Manager is present and a class is not currently meeting in the space. 

How to gain access

To receive certification, users must be currently or previously enrolled in a class in the studio, sign up for and attend certification sessions, or contact the Studio Manager for other training and certification options. All studio users must sign the user agreement and abide by the Policies linked below. To access the user agreement, contact the Studio Manager.

Studio users must not use equipment they haven’t been trained on. Contact the Studio Manager for training.

Note: Close-toed shoes are required to work in this studio. Long pants are strongly recommended. 

Safety & Policies

All users must read, sign, and abide by the Studio Policies and Contract document which outlines studio safety and procedures. Simply reading the document does not grant access. See How to Gain Access above.

Tools & Equipment