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New partnership promotes the work of art in wood


Beginning this June, The Center for Art in Wood will utilize Glen Foerd’s historic Carriage House and woodworking shop to offer wood-based art workshops to the community.

“This unique partnership allows our two organizations to advance our missions of providing art workshops and continued learning opportunities to the public,” said Ross Mitchell, executive director of Glen Foerd.

The first two-day workshop, to be held on the Saturdays of June 18 and 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will be a Steam Bending and Basket Weaving workshop led by Brian Skalaski and Janine Wang. During this cross-disciplinary workshop, participants will combine steam bending and basket weaving to create sculptures and functional objects that embody each discipline’s organic and material characteristics.

In the first session, participants will learn the principles of steam bending and how to create their own simple steam bending jigs to make unique and dynamic bends in wood. In the second session, participants will learn the fundamentals of basket weaving, then learn how to apply these to their steam-bent structures, giving volume and form to their wooden lines.

The cost for the two-day workshop, which includes materials, is $195 for members of Glen Foerd and the Center for Art in Wood, and $250 for non-members.

For information about Glen Foerd, 2022 season events and upcoming workshops, visit, or call 215-632-5330.