What is your general cancellation policy? If you cancel 14 days or more before the start of the class, you will receive a full refund minus a $5 processing fee. No refund or class credit if you cancel less than 14 days prior to the start of the class.

What is your weather cancellation policy? Class is on unless you hear from us. We will email you if we have to cancel due to snow. Class will be rescheduled if possible and your seat will transfer over unless you cant make the new date, at which point we will refund you.

Identity, Gender, and Race

Fireweed typically offer several types of classes:

  • Classes for women and nonbinary students

    • Non-binary is a term for folks that are gender fluid and don't align with the male or female gender. People also use the term Gender Non-Conforming (GNC) or Two-Spirited (a Native term) to recognize folks beyond the binary.

  • Classes open to students of all genders

  • Classes for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) students

  • Classes open for students of all ethnic, racial identities

Some may wonder why Fireweed Community Woodshop has co-ed classes when our mission is to empower women and marginalized genders through the art of woodcraft. We also offer a variety of co-ed classes because men have different learning styles too! At Fireweed Community Woodshop there are no expectations of experience based on gender.

Minimum Age

Students must be 18 years of age or older to enroll in courses at Fireweed Community Woodshop, unless otherwise noted on the course page. For those under 18 interested in woodworking classes, we’d recommend checking out Leonardo's Basement.

Safe Attire

Students are asked to wear closed toed shoes, non-dangling clothing, and clothing you can get messy or covered in wood chips. Depending on your project or class, some students prefer to also tie up or cover their hair.

Class Size

Our classes on average are 4 to 15 students to ensure students maximize one-on-one contact with our instructors.

Financial Aid

We provide 2 types of financial aid. Most of our classes provide sliding scale pricing. Additionally we have access funds available to students. Email us how much you can afford and we will cover the rest if we have the funds. No questions asked. fireweedwoodshop@ gmail.com

Private Courses

We offer opportunities for private one-on-one classes or private group classes. Consider hiring us for your next work retreat, bachelorette party, birthday, anniversary celebration, or whatever it may be! You can contact fireweedwoodshop@gmail.com for more details.

No Shows

Unfortunately we cannot refund or give credit to no shows. You must notify us in advance of missing a class.


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We base most classes on $15/hr (except turning because of smaller class sizes and expense of tools). We reduce our pricing to $10/hr for sliding scale and $5/hr for BIPOC seats. The instructor requests a materials fee that covers their prep time and the materials for class.

Our pricing covers 50% of our expenses (staff, rent, utilities, tool repair). 

Fireweed Community Woodshop

14 SE 27th Ave

Minneapolis, MN 55414

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