What's new in April 2024

April has Intersections is full swing, as we continue our workshops, community programming and gear up for our summer offerings. The shop is a whirl of activity. If you haven't been in lately, stop by during open hours Tuesday - Thursday 10 am - 3 pm and see what's happening.

We're Hiring!!

We are thrilled to be in the position to hire a part time program facilitator for our summer programming. Please circulate our job positing to your networks as we look to add someone skilled and dynamic to our team. The full posting is available here.

The deadline to apply is April 12, 2024 and applications can be submitted to us by email at info@intersectionsOS.org

Board Recruitment

At this time, we are actively seeking a new Treasurer. Our current Treasurer is remaining involved with IWC and will be available to mentor and support you but would like to focus on other IWC activities. We would like to fill this board position by May 2024. If you have ideas or suggestions, please reach out by email info@intersectionsos.org

Upcoming Demonstration and Workshop

Intersections is fortunate to be connected to woodworkers and woodturners across North America. We are thrilled to announce that Deb and Rich Hall-Reppen will visit Intersections in April.

On Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 2 - 4 pm, Deb and Rich will lead a public demonstration of their work at Intersections. Entry will be free for members. A contribution of $10 is suggested for non-members.

Rich is the current President of the Chicago Woodturners, among other accomplishments. His work can be viewed at https://www.chicagowoodturners.com/2017%20CWT%20Gallery/2/med/Rich_Hall-Reppen.htm

Deb is an accomplished woodturner in her own right and this power duo of woodturners will bring a gust of creativity from the Windy City. They will demonstrate their special techniques using polymer clay in the millefiori style pen.

They will also offer a workshop for experienced woodturners on Sunday, April 28. Registration is now open at the link below.

April Programming

April showers getting you down? Sign up to learn something new in our bright and welcoming workshop.

Pierre's travelling tool box is often admired - now you can build your own! This 3 day workshop beginning April 5 will equip you to keep your tools organized and protected.

And back by popular demand! Jennifer Hart will offer Introduction to Power Tools for Women on April 21. The last two filled up quickly so register soon to secure your place.

Looking ahead, Carl Durance will be offering his highly reviewed introductory woodturning course. This course is an excellent foundation for the many turning workshops planned for the summer and fall.

Scholarship Announcement

The Community Foundation Grey Bruce along with the family of Stephen Hogbin are pleased to announce the Stephen Hogbin Award for Wood Working Studies.

This award was created in memory of Stephen, one of Canada's most accomplished, skilled and celebrated woodworkers, who many of you will know as Intersections' founder. The scholarship supports studies related to woodworking including contemporary craft and design, cabinet making (cabinetry and furniture), wood carving, joinery, carpentry and woodturning.

Applications are available through the foundation website at https://www.communityfoundationgreybruce.com/students/applications/

The scholarship may be used by recipients for workshops and courses at Intersections. Please share information about this scholarship in your networks.

Updated Shop Use Checklist of Good Practices

Open hours continue for members of Intersections. Many thanks for the dedicated volunteers that help open our studio so for members to use and for community members to drop in and learn more about our work.

Our current open hours are Tuesday - Thursday 10 am - 3 pm.

Members wishing to arrange shop time during open hours (or other times) can email info@intersectionsos.org

We've recently updated our Checklist of Good Practices for Shop Use. It will be printed in the workshop and is available on our website. Take a moment to review if you use the workshop or are planning to in the future.

Warm regards from all of us at Intersections for a happy Easter,

Mike Simpson, Chair
Intersections Wood Collaborative

Intersections Wood Collaborative

299 10th St E
Owen Sound ON N4K 1S4

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