Market Place - Schools and Courses

Palo Alto High School Woodshop: 650-329-3752 Beginner classes and woodshop availability on semester basis.

Sequoia High School, Redwood City: Woodshop courses, 650.306.8866

Laney College: Woodworking Technology courses, particularly those of Jay Van Arsdale.

The College of the Redwoods: Woodwork program, founded by James Krenov, has produced many of the country's finest crafts people. It also has shorter courses for people who are not full-time woodworkers.

Crucible, Oakland: Courses in metal and woodworking courses.

David Marks: Teaches courses in his studio

Randall Museum.Courses for children and for adults.

Woodcraft and Rockler: These retail stores, listed above in the Tools section, often offer short woodworking courses and demonstrations. For current offerings, go to their national web sites and drill down to the local stores.

Spaulding Wooden Boat Center, Sausalito: Teaches yacht restoration, tradional boat building and other educational programs.

Arques School of Traditional Boat Building: Building and teaching about building wooden boats.

Dan Stalzer: Makes Appalachian-style chairs in Ft Bragg, and teaches how to make them.

Greg Zall: Remarkable marquetry and furniture, and teaches at the California College of Arts and Crafts

Northwest Woodworking Studio with Gary Rogowski: Classes in many types of woodworking. More information:

Laney College, Oakland: has a Wood Technology department has a series of woodworking courses inluding cabinet and furniture making :