Welcome to ReFind Education!

Our classes provide an affordable way to develop DIY skills for greater self-reliance and creative expression. We empower students to develop practical skills through hands-on use of tools and reclaimed materials in our fully equipped woodshop.

Stay up-to-date on new class schedules through our bi-weekly ReFind Education Class Announcements.

Direct Contact info

Email: education@rebuildingcenter.org

Phone: (503) 542-5054

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Current Classes & Workshops      |      FAQ      |      Gift Certificates      |      Newsletter Signup

Current Classes & Workshops

All prices include materials. Scholarships available through class registration links.

The class was fantastic. It gave me a lot more confidence to work with tools and maybe explore some DIY projects. I’m definitely looking forward to future classes as well.
— Tiana, student

*Carpentry for Women classes are a safe and supportive learning environment for women to develop carpentry skills.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What if I can’t make to class?

You may transfer your ticket to someone 18 or older, and email us (education@rebuildingcenter.org) with their name and email address. If you need help finding someone to take your spot, you are welcome to post in the class event on our Facebook page, or ask us to share your email address with the class waitlist if there is one. We currently do not offer refunds or transfers between classes.

When and where to arrive?

Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes before class to settle in and be ready to go! Come in through our administrative entrance (red door across from StormBreaker Brewing and just north of our donation drop-off area). Signs inside the entrance will guide you to the ReFind Workshop. We'll check you in when you arrive.

Safety, Safety, Safety!

Please wear closed-toe shoes with a flat heel, tie long hair back, and avoid any dangling jewelry or baggy clothing. We can't accommodate pets, kids, students impaired by prescription or recreational drugs, or similar safety concerns. If you have a disability, please email us so we can explore safety considerations and possible accommodations.

What are my public transportation/parking options?

The #4 bus stops within a block of the ReBuilding Center. The Yellow Max Line (Overlook Park stop) is about a 15-minute walk away. There’s also parking available on the surrounding streets.

Is there an age limit?

All our classes are 18+ unless otherwise indicated in the class description. We do offer classes for youth groups, such as scout groups and schools. Please email us if you’re interested in arranging a private group class: education@rebuildingcenter.org.

Download the youth waiver here. >

How do I get a scholarship?

Limited scholarships are offered on every class registration page, and are generously supported by fellow students. Please accept this gift if you need it. Our only request is to limit yourself to one scholarship every 2-3 months to keep these opportunities widely available.

How do I make a donation?

There’s a donation option on every class registration page to add any amount that you want to pay forward. A donation receipt will be included with your registration confirmation email. Or to donate without taking a class, visit our donation page.

Other questions? Email us at education@rebuildingcenter.org.

Gift Certificates

Know someone who would love to take a hands-on class on how to safely and creatively work with used building materials?

Purchase a gift certificate in any amount by clicking the “Buy Now” button below (no PayPal account required). For a sense of pricing, check out our current events above.

Within 1-3 days, we will send you the gift certificate via email to pass along to your recipient of choice! Each gift certificate will include a unique promo code to use during the class ticket(s) purchase process.

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