“We learn by doing.” – Aristotle
Our programs and workshops support self-directed learning and collaboration through an integrative process that follows the natural curiosity, interests, and passions of our participants, and ignites the drive to explore, understand, practice and create.
Functional projects are playful and fun, while serving and supporting family and/or community needs, empowering our students with the inspiration and agency to make a meaningful local impact.
We are dedicated to facilitating exploration and creation in a fun and supportive environment. Learning happens when people are able to follow their own interests and curiosity. Our studio space enables participants to pursue project-based investigations within an authentic studio context.
Our process inspires confidence building and the self-assurance to tackle new challenges. Programming follows a graduated system in which participants build on their skills with each successive workshop. With more knowledge and experience, participants are challenged to follow their curiosity, go deeper into the materials and tools available, and solve increasingly complex problems with more insightful designs.
Design making fosters a flexible, open and imaginative mindset and a sense that one can make a difference in the world.
Our collaborative learning environment promotes playful, self-directed learning, entrepreneurial abilities, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. Overcoming the challenges associated with design-making leads to a deep sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.
Greenwood Studio founder, Michael Greenwood, is a designer and builder passionate about creating things out of wood and other materials. With a Masters of Design from OCAD’s Strategic Foresight & Innovation program, Michael believes that curiosity, motivation, confidence and exploration are key factors for success.
Michael is particularly interested in the value of making things, the learning associated with that process, and the opportunities that arise from hands-on, creative endeavours. He has created an intimate studio space that enables participants to develop their skills and confidence in a fun and safe environment.
When not in the studio running project-based, collaborative programs and workshops, Michael can be found creating unique custom furniture and bespoke treehouses from local, salvaged and reclaimed materials.