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Lancer Spotlight 10/30/23: New Woodshop Teacher Adrienne Rupinta expands skills for students, self

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Harry Sauer
Linganore woodworking teacher Adrienne Rupinta Instructs students on how to use a piece of machinery

As the owner of a woodworking shop in downtown Frederick, Maryland, Adrienne Rupinta saw teaching as an opportunity to teach her skills to students. 

 Rupinta said that teaching was “just an opportunity to learn more and expand my skills.”

 Rupinta is the owner of AR Workshop Frederick, a woodworking studio and workshop.

She said that she had no prior experience teaching in a school setting, but she wanted to teach students about her passion for woodworking. The class has multiple students who work on projects that range from models of animals to toolboxes, with some students making wooden boxes.

Noah Gonzalez is a student in Rupinta’s class. Gonzalez was working on a toolbox project, made completely out of raw wooden materials.  

Rupinta’s store, AR workshop in Frederick, offers various hands-on woodworking classes which includes sign painting and box making. According to the AR Workshop website, “AR Workshop Frederick is a boutique DIY studio that offers hands-on classes for creating custom, charming home decor from raw materials.”

Rupinta’s woodworking classroom offers a different change of pace. While Rupinta believes the table to cut wood is difficult to use, her classroom contains various other pieces of equipment, such as a 3D Printer, a Baler, Sander Machines, storage cabinets and even a place to park cars with a garage door.

“[Teaching is] just an oppurtunity to expand my skills”

— Mrs. Rupinta

The amount of equipment in the room truly shows that Rupinta is a dedicated teacher on the subject of woodworking, and makes sure the classroom has all kinds of materials for the students to use.

The classroom is also very secure, and there are various safety precautions put in place. Every student in the room was wearing safety goggles. The room also has a very heavy door which, when shut, almost completely drowns out all of the sound in the room, making it hard to hear for students just passing by, showing Rupinta’s dedication to a safe working environment.

As the owner of a workshop and someone who has a lot of experience in the woodworking field, Rupinta is a dedicated new teacher who cares about the safety of her students and teaching them about woodworking.

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