What is Independent Study: Woodshop? Independent Study is an opportunity for those with previous woodworking experience to use our well-equipped woodshop for your own projects. We have table saws, jointer, planer, band saws, drill press, mitre saw, router, sanders and a variety of hand tools. These sessions are not instructional, but a qualified studio tech is available to answer questions and ensure safe use of the tools and equipment.
Why must I have experience to use the woodshop? Experience and knowledge are important for the safety of self, others, equipment, and tools while working in the woodshop. Participants are expected to have experience to work independently on their own.
New to TJ woodshop? If you are new to our woodshop and would like to participate in Independent Study, please contact the Studio Tech, Homer Ailstock, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-228-5925 prior to registering.
How do I register? It is best to use Chrome, Firefox or Safari as your internet browser.
- Go to registration.arlingtonva.us
- Log in to your household account. If you do not have one, you will need to set-up a new household account.
- Click on the word "Activities" in the solid blue banner below "Parks & Recreation" heading
- In the blue dropdown menu that opens up, on the right, look for "TJ Art Studios". Below that, find the word "WOODSHOP" and click on it.
- In the new pop-up, scroll down until you see the calendar and select (click on) the day and time for the Independent Study session you would like to attend and add to cart
- Follow the prompts to check out
When can I register? You may register up to 14 days in advance of your session but no later than 2 days in advance. Independent Study sessions require a minimum of (5) registered participants for a session to GO. To ensure you are counted towards that minimum, it is best that you register by Monday 4 p.m. for the following Wednesday session, and by Thursday 4 p.m. for the following Saturday session.
Can I register for multiple sessions? Yes, but we recommend registering for 1-2 sessions at a time since space is limited.
How do I cancel my session? To cancel, go to registration.arlingtonva.us and login to your account. Click on ACTIVITIES in the blue banner, select cancel timeslot. Select timeslot to cancel and continue with cancellation. Follow prompts to complete your cancellation
If I cancel my session, will I get a refund? Yes, if you cancel 48 hours prior to your session, the money will be applied to your household account to be used for future sessions. If you would prefer that the money be refunded to your credit card or by check, contact the registration office at 703-228-4747 after you have completed the online cancelation process. Please note: If you cancel a session after the 48-hour deadline, you will not receive a refund or household credit.
Will I get a refund or household credit if the studio cancels the session? Yes! Cancellations made by TJ Art Studios due to low enrollment will receive a refund or household credit. Cancellations may occur due to low enrollment, inclement weather, conflicts with other programs or instructor availability.
What should I bring? Please keep in mind that no treated lumber or reclaimed wood is allowed in the TJ woodshop. Bring your own wood for your project, and your own safety glasses and ear plugs, as we are currently limiting shared supplies.
Is there storage space? Space is very limited in the woodshop. We have some shelves for our class programs, but individual space/shelves are not available.
How do I get into TJ Art Studios? Enter through the main doors at TJ, turn left towards the community center. Check in with the front desk and they will direct you to the studios. Just a reminder, you must wear a mask/face covering to enter any County Facility.
What are TJ Art Studios Covid-19 safety protocols? Effective Thursday, March 3, 2022, Arlington County will no longer require masks for the public and most employees while inside County government facilities. Individuals may choose to wear a mask based on personal preference and level of risk of developing severe illness. TJ Art Studios are taking the following steps to ensure as much safety as possible while operating a shared space. Hand-sanitizer will be available, as well as sinks to wash your hands. Shared tools and high-touch areas will be cleaned and wiped down after each session. Air filter will be on during each session.