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The School is Closing in San Marcos but we have hope of reopening...
Wortheffort is closing. After a year of effort it's become painfully obvious that ther just isn't enough population to support a school like this in a small Texas town such as San Marcos. So we are looking at relocating.
To fund the move we are attempting an IndieGoGo campaign. A type of fundraiser that trades 'perks' for contributions. Lucky for you our perks are worth more than the monetary value of your contribution. Items such as tools, art and appliances.
The goal is to relocate the school to Austin TX which has a parger home/after school population and a large amount of interested woodworkers. Most of our current students are driving from Austin so it should be a natural fit.
The hope is we'll also be able to diversify curriculm to include: wood turning, carving, pyrography, scrolling, etc...
So if you believe in the concept, support the idea of teaching the next generation, I hope you consider supporting the school and spreading the word.
In the beginning there was an idea and dream, then a website/pop-up shop, and finally... the goal of creating the perfect place to inspire and educate others about the incredibly rewarding world of fine woodworking. Much like art instructors who teach painting in a museum so that students can learn from the masters, wortheffort will be a school/art gallery both digitally and in the brick-n-mortar world. Picture a dozen workbenches in the middle of fantastic art gallery dedicated to some of the best woodworking being produced today and you'll get a glimpse of my dream. Not only will the students be inspired but they will also learn to appreciate the effort and skill artists put forth to create their masterpieces. Additionally, it'll be a single resource for interior designers, collectors and the general public to find and be educated about said woodworking masterpieces.
The approach wortheffort will take in education is not what I'd consider trade education. While the goal is to create a new generation of fine woodworkers and afficianatoes, it will be in the craftsman/artisan side of the 'hobby'. A general education for the mass populous wanting to be able to make heirloom artifacts for family and friends to appreciate for centuries to come. Not necessarily the fastest most profitable way to make batches of durable fine woodworking goods. Hence I view the information presented as that for a practical artisan woodworker who enjoys the expressiveness that can be achieved by mastering a simple tool, be it powered by hand or burnt electron.
So here it is... wortheffort.com. The digital side to my adventure showing you that it is always 'Worth the Effort' to learn, create and share with others.