VIRTUAL Decorative Carving Workshop (For women and non-binary folks who are comfortable in femme oriented spaces)

  • 21 November 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CST)
  • Zoom
  • 2


  • $15 for materials
  • $60 for class + $15 materials


Decorative Carving adds magic to any piece of furniture! Join Ouida Vincent on ZOOM to learn about her process of applying 17th century decorative carving to panels used in furniture. Ouida will teach you the braid, egg & dart, and s-pattern using one gouge and mallet on practice boards!

About Ouida: 

"I took my first woodworking and small engine repair class in Jr High and was one of only two women on the class. When I moved to Gallup, my realtor gently suggested that I take a class when she saw an example of my work. An adult education class was available at my local University of New Mexico branch and I enrolled. I tend to make things for myself. Square (or not so square) boxy things. Because I am a hobby wood worker, I am free to pursue Other interests like 17th century carving, which for some reason, has taken hold of me and won’t let go. "

This course has 2 free seats for the BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) community to take this course at cost for the materials fee of $20. Fireweed  believes in wealth re-distribution while our nation has still not offered proper reparations to marginalized communities.  The course registration will be waived for individuals who identify as BIPOC.

Each kit will include one gouge rental, one mallet rental, one nail punch rental, practice boards, a small clamp and carving station to hold your wood in place (also rented).

Materials can be picked up/dropped off for local students at East Lake Library between November 16th - 20th. Out of state students will be given the option of requesting shipping and a return shipment envelope for an additional $30. (covers to & from priority shipping).  Students will return tools rented within 7 days of class completion.

Taught by Ouida Vincent

Pricing Transparency:

Cost breakdown for $65 class:

Instructor receives $18.75

Admin receives $9.50

Tool purchases/upkeep  $25

Website/zoom subscription $11.75

Materials cost breakdown $15:

$5 wood

$10 prepping kits (cutting wood, making clamp kits)

What's this new thing? We are exercising better transparency and want folks to know what goes into a class and why they cost what they do.


Need a scholarship? We got you! Just email us, tell us what you can afford and we will cover the rest. No questions asked. 

empowering women & non-binary makers through the art of woodcraft

About the shop

Fireweed Community Woodshop (formerly Women's Woodshop) empowers women and non-binary makers through the art of woodcraft.   We offer classes, community events, and more.


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