Events & Programs

Basic Woodworking Class at Iris Street Studio | December 3, 10, and 17, 2022
Saturdays: Dec 3rd – 10th & 17th | 10:30am – 12:30pm
Limited to 4 students | $225 for three weeks (includes material costs)

Classes held at 1429 Iris Street, NW, Washington, DC 20012  | Call 202-873-8005 to sign up | To pay for this class use the Donate button and enter amount: $275 | Pay for class HERE

Learn basic woodworking skills with Christian Hudson in a three-week class at Zenith Community Arts Foundation’s Iris Street Studio.  This new course is designed for anyone who would like to try their hand at creative woodworking. All ages, 15 and older are welcome. Build your confidence with a simple hands-on project. Christian Hudson is a woodworker, who earned a Master of Architecture at Howard University.

Course Breakdown

Class 1 – Tools & Safety & Sawing | Class 2 – Fabrication | Class 3 – Finishing

This new course is designed for anyone who would like to try their hand at creative woodworking.
All ages, 15 and older are welcome. Build your confidence with a simple hands-on project. Skills
learned are the future building blocks of other woodworking projects you may undertake.
Create one of a kind custom-made gift for family and friends! This class will cover the basics of
woodshop tools, shop safety, design & finishing for making a medium size cutting board with
multiple hardwoods. The three-week course will consist of three 2-hour sessions in the Zenith
Community Arts Foundation’s Iris Street Studio. You will learn how to operate various shop tools
including a table saw, planer, miter saw.
Christian Hudson is a woodworker, who earned a Master of Architecture at Howard University.
He currently works for STUDIOS Architecture where he works collaboratively with architectural
and interiors projects.

For information or to sign up call Lynda Smith-Bugge 202-783-8005 | Email: lynda@zcaf.org | Pay for class HERE



Zenith Community Arts Foundation (ZCAF) holds regular classes for young adults (16-30) through its innovative Mobile Woodshop. An experiential classroom on wheels, our specially outfitted box truck carries instructors, tools, and materials to host sites.

A primary destination of the Mobile Woodshop is Ballou STAY Opportunity Academy in Ward 8. This public high school anchors ZCAF’s Pre-Apprenticeship Carpentry Training (PACT) initiative. Meeting five days a week. Course completion steers participants toward industry certifications, competitive paid apprenticeships, and full-time jobs.