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

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Object Lesson: Leila Cartier

Leila Cartier, Executive Director of CraftNOW Philadelphia, discusses Appalachia and Norm Sartorious' history and practice of carving wood spoons.

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Stretches for Makers: Neck, Shoulders & Spine

There probably isn’t a single woodturner who hasn’t been bothered at some time by neck pain. And while stiff necks are painful when we have them, and a recurrent problem for some, it may be of some relief to learn that such pain is entirely muscular and does not have long-term consequences.

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Make & Learn

Virtual Tour

The Center's registrar leads a virtual tour of the museum.

Home Crafts

The Center staff shares craft ideas you can do at home.

Talks & Tours

Meet the artists and makers of the Center for Art in Wood.

Listening Room

The conversation continues in these short audio pieces.

Coloring Book

Learn about the Center's collection and color at home!

Movie Night

Sick of Netflix? Try one of these crafty classics.

Crafty Cocktails

Wind down in the Wood Shed with a specialty cocktail.


Explore breathing, meditation, yoga exercises, and more.

Explore our current exhibition

Humaira Abid: Searching for Home is on view in our main gallery now through July 25. Until we reopen our doors, explore our current show here. Click the numbers and orange indicators throughout the presentation to learn more about each piece.

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Virtual Artist Lecture with Humaira Abid

The University of the Arts and the Center present a virtual Artist Lecture via ZOOM with Humaira Abid. Abid discusses her work and how contemporary artists can engage with tradition while also subverting it to address societal problems, taboos, stereotyping, and oppression.

Resources & Opportunities


A grassroots organization founded "by artists for artists" in 1985, CERF+ supports craft artists and makers who have lost resources or revenue due to disaster—from hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods to terminal disease, studio fires, and global pandemics. In this short conversation, Cornelia Carey, Executive Director of CERF+, describes the organization's work to the Center's Artistic Director, Jennifer-Navva Milliken, and shares ways to help craft makers, whose livelihoods and practices are more vulnerable than ever in the time of COVID-19.

Grants & Relief Funding

Deadline: Sept 23 Artist Relief — $5,000

Deadline: Oct 1 Center for Craft: Craft Research Fund Grants — Two $20,000 artist fellowships and grants of up to $15,000 for craft-centered research, exhibitions, catalogs, and projects in the US.

Rolling Deadline Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants for Artists

Rolling Deadline Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund — $200

CERF+ The Artists Safety Net

Rolling Deadline PEN Writers' Emergency Fund — $500-$1,000

Rolling Deadline Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants for Artists

Join Waiting List SOZE Agency: Artist + Activist Relief Fund

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Let's Get In Touch!

Want to share a tour of your studio or a craft you're making at home? Just miss us and want to say hello? Send us an email!