The Wood Shed

Welcome to the Wood Shed, the Center for Art in Wood's new home for virtual studio tours, artist talks, craft tutorials, and more!

The Wood Shed

Welcome to the Wood Shed, the Center for Art in Wood's new home for virtual studio tours, artist talks, craft tutorials, and more!

The Wood Shed

Welcome to the Wood Shed, the Center for Art in Wood's new home for virtual studio tours, artist talks, craft tutorials, and more!

Object Lesson Speaker Series

Object Lesson is a monthly First Friday speaker series that creates fresh dialogues about the Collection and its objects.

Object Lesson

Join us for our First Friday speaker series and learn about stories from the Collection!

Object Lesson Speaker Series

Object Lesson is a monthly First Friday speaker series that opens wide the cases of the Center’s Museum Collection to create fresh dialogues about the Collection and its objects.

Overlap: The Windgate Wood Arts Residency Program 2022

Spoons to Stir the Soul: THE WORLD OF NORM SARTORIUS

Overlap: The Windgate Wood Arts Residency Program 2022

We can't do this without you!

Your sponsorship of the auction allows the Center to offer the programs, exhibitions, and outreach that inspire, challenge, and draw our community closer together.

We can't do this without you!

Your sponsorship of the auction allows the Center to offer the programs, exhibitions, and outreach that inspire, challenge, and draw our community closer together.

WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO

 

The Center for Art in Wood interprets, nurtures, and champions creative engagement and expansion of art, craft, and design in wood to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of it.

The Center for Art in Wood comprises the Gerry Lenfest Gallery for changing exhibitions, the permanent collection, The Fleur & Charles Bresler Research Library, the Len Scherock Museum Store, and The Earl Powell Artist Research Files. It also organizes arts residencies, which are held on an annual basis, and The Wood Shed, a virtual site for accessing programs, talks, activities, and information.

LEARN + MAKE + EXPLORE

Artist Talks

Engaging conversations with the Center’s artistic community

Object Lesson

Guests interpret objects from the Center’s Collection

Studio Tours

Visit the creative spaces of the Center’s artists and makers

Home Crafts

The Center staff shares craft ideas you can do at home

Residency

Engaging conversations with the Center’s artistic community

Crafty Cocktails

Wind down in the Wood Shed with a specialty cocktail

Mindfulness

Explore breathing, meditation, yoga exercises, and more

OUR
STORE

We’ve updated our online store to include our entire selection of artwork, kitchenware, home goods, jewelry, and more! The Center’s store offers a wide range of handmade objects and artworks that will inspire and delight you and yours.
Happy shopping!

DONATE
& JOIN!

The Center for Art in Wood interprets, nurtures, and champions creative engagement and expansion of art, craft, and design in wood to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of it. You can support the Center’s mission by donating or by becoming a member today.

UPCOMING EVENTS

FROM OUR STORIES

The Center for Art in Wood

Windgate ITE International Residency

A collegial experience in which Resident Fellows explore new work through research, exploration, and collaboration.

The Center for Art in Wood

Permanent Collection

The Center’s permanent collection consists of some 1,200 hand-made objects from around the world, ranging from functional, everyday objects to contemporary sculptures.

The Fleur & Charles Bresler Research Library

The Fleur & Charles Bresler Research Library

The Fleur & Charles Bresler Research Library helps preserve the rich history of wood working.

WE ARE OPEN

The Center has expanded its public hours and is now open

Wednesday through Sunday, 12—5PM

The Center is open for extended hours on First Fridays

We continue to adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Philadelphia municipality. The Center will continue to provide updates via its website, social media channels, and email correspondence if there is any change in our hours or access.

There are still safeguards in place to ensure a safe and comfortable visit:

  • Mandatory wearing of masks for staff.
  • Social distancing (six feet apart) is still encouraged, especially in the collection area.
  • Additionally, any staff members who report feeling ill are required to quarantine and shelter in place at home. We recommend and require that patrons do the same in order to ensure the safety of everyone.

We wish you continued good health and we look forward to reconnecting at the Center and/or online.

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