Our February Featured Maker

Geometric Wood Art | Nicole Sweeney


Our upcoming workshop is led by artist Nicole Sweeney, an incredibly talented woodworker who builds gorgeous works of geometric art for the home. You may recognize her from the new show Making It on NBC! For this workshop, she is sharing how to build her art by manipulating geometric shapes into much larger pieces of work.
This workshop can be explored in so many ways... Nicole's detailed designs can be derived from a triangular piece modified into dozens of different patterns and styles. We're sending along paint, stain and varnish to customize your final piece into a work of wall art, a gorgeous tray for the home, a candle trivet... and so many other ideas.
We'll share mini videos on Instagram to show the many different possibilities! This kit is SO playful and full of shapes to explore - imagine a grown-up, sophisticated tangram set.
Our artist is from San Francisco, California. She works out of her home studio and creates commissioned art for homes and galleries around the world. Since filming Making It (a friendly competition host on NBC by Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler), Nicole began a foundation that seeks to empower women through storytelling and photography called "Sawdust is Sexy". Nicole actively shares the message that doing what you LOVE (power tools and all) is what is most important. Be true to yourself and your art. She is inspired by her background in ballet and her bachelors in architecture, "I design with a greater sensitivity to human form, seeking to dissolve the boundary between artists and those that interact with it."
This workshop includes:
  • a detailed, digital workshop by Nicole Sweeney
  • a month-end live Maker Chat Q&A to answer all of your wonderful questions in a community environment

The tools & materials included in this kit:

  • 60 5" geometric wood triangles laser cut and ready for customizing into wonderful shapes
  • five custom maple wood base shapes designed by Nicole
  • paint & stain
  • varnish
  • sponge and hair brushes for application
  • a microfiber cloth
  • wood glue & permanent adhesive

We can’t wait to see how you are inspired to explore your own creativity using this new technique! Be sure to share with us your process and your projects using #thecraftersbox, we’d love to see your work. Happy making.

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Geometric Wood Art | Nicole Sweeney