American Workshop

1170 E Cliff Rd
Burnsville, MN 55337


Field Trips

The Woodworking Academy provides an opportunity for beginner through advanced woodworkers to explore their passion in the craft of woodworking in a location where ability is not constrained by lack of equipment or educational resources. The Woodworking Academy offers programs for kids to adults that range from introductory classes to advanced specialty classes.

Homeschool groups may set up a year-long intensive program, a one-time project, or a series of classes of any length in between.

Contact Person: Michael Radtke, Education Administrator
Contact Phone: 952-500-8812

Cost per Child/Student: varies with class size and length and project choice but generally between $8 to $13 per student per class period. (Note: Private lessons are available for $32.50/hour)
Cost per Adult/Educator: free when acting as assistants to their children

Minimum Group Size: none, but the cost per student goes up as the number of students per class goes down
Maximum Group Size: maximum of 10 students per instructor, up to 5 instructors are available

Target Age Range: primarily focused on ages 10 and up, but options are available for younger students. Students ages 7 and under do not use power tools or saws, and students ages 8 to 9 use power tools and saws only with instructor assistance.

Sibling Policy: All participating children must be enrolled in the class.
Parent/Guardian/Educator Policy: Parents are always welcome to assist their children in the class, but they are not require to do so. There is a small lounge with free WiFi for parents and siblings who wish to wait onsite. 

Cancellation Deadline: Generally 2 weeks prior to the class, but this is negotiable.


Information subject to change. Please check with American Workshop for the most current information. Last updated on Sat, Apr 18, 2015.