Anvil inside the woodshop facility

The Woodshop is a state-of-the-art facility where Art and Art History students build valuable skills in pursuit of their creative research. Over time, student input has guided the development of the shop’s resources and services, which include tools and processes spanning from the 17th century to the digital technologies of today. The Woodshop embraces methods of making influenced by both western and eastern philosophies to provide students with choices and possibilities as they explore technical and creative problem solving. This valuable resource supports coursework across the Art and Art History curriculum. Whether students are fabricating sculptures or installations, laser cutting, 3D printing, making canvas stretchers, or building fine stringed instruments, staff members with professional expertise are available to train and mentor in planning, executing, and installing projects.

 

An abundance of high quality bench tools, hand tools, and machinery is available. Modern amenities, such as downdraft tables, a high-end dust collection system, a spray booth, and electrical drops above benches promote health, safety, and efficiency.

These Coursework Videos are educational supplemental tools to support and train students within the department.

There are two prerequisites for access to the Woodshop:
  • First, you must be currently enrolled in an Art and Art History course, and use the facilities for coursework.
  • Second, attendance at a safety orientation is required. The orientation will introduce you to our policies and safety practices.

We will then work with you one-on-one to help you achieve your desired results.
Visit our calendar for hours and training schedules
More information about out policies

  • Table saw
  • Panel saw
  • Jointer
  • Planer Edge sander
  • Disk and belt sander
  • Orbital sanders
  • A couple drill presses
  • Chop saw
  • Compound miter saw
  • Radial arm saw
  • Scroll saw
  • 3 Band saws
  • Several Woodworking benches and tables
  • Sharpening station
  • Jig saws
  • Hand drills
  • Drivers
  • Nail guns
  • Biscuit joiner
  • Domino joiner
  • Routers
  • Router table
  • Shaper
  • Hot works room with steam
  • Lathe
  • More hand tools and jigs then can be listed
  • Laser cutter
  • Vinyl cutter
  • 3d printer
  • 2 Computers with Adobe Suite

Woodshop Contact Information

William Rumley
Shop Supervisor/ Building Proctor
william.rumley@colorado.edu
Office phone (303)492-6419
VAC #271

Evan Blackstock
Metal Shop Technician
evan.blackstock@colorado.edu