Woodworking with Juan Pablo
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • 16 hours over 4 days

Woodworking with Juan Pablo

Get inspired by the vibrant city of Barcelona and let its design elements guide you in the art of woodworking. With the guidance of master woodworker Juan, you'll learn every step of the process, including essential wood joinery techniques, to transform raw materials into beautiful and functional objects or furniture.
  • Snacks, Coffee, & Tea, Lunch


One Guest
USD $1420
Additional guest(s) (max 2)
USD $480

Meet the Artist

Juan is a Colombia-born woodworker and architect. Growing up in a school dedicated to self-sufficiency, music, and math, he started tinkering with wood and tools at a young age. He made his first cabinet at 12 years old, which still serves its purpose in his mother's kitchen. After training as an architect and instructor in basic joinery, Juan now combines his skills, creating beautiful furniture pieces and teaching woodworking.

For Juan, the beauty of woodworking lies in the process. He believes that every piece he creates is a unique opportunity to explore new techniques, solve technical challenges, and push the boundaries of his creativity. His diverse design background and experiences have given him a deep interest in process design and problem-solving. He is also passionate about sharing his knowledge and loves the element of surprise that comes from interacting with others.

Currently based in Barcelona, Juan is part of a vibrant community of designers and makers, where he shares space and technology while developing his projects. With his passion for craftsmanship and love for sharing knowledge, you'll find inspiration to last a long time.

VAWAA Includes:

  • Create a wooden box or small bench.
  • Learn the morphology of wood & construction.
  • How to design, draft, select wood and prepare.
  • Introduction to wood joinery techniques and traditional hand skills.
  • Make a box starting from squared stock, cutting joints and bevels.
  • Advance to making a small bench by creating a layout from rough lumber, planing/ shaping, and finishing techniques.
  • Take a break with delicious and healthy lunches including vegetarian options.
  • Visit the Design Museum of Barcelona.

Explore Barcelona

Barcelona is a dynamic and inspiring city, renowned for its strong artisan tradition, exceptional design, architecture, and urban planning. The city's relaxed Mediterranean climate, vibrant neighborhoods, and distinctive Gaudi architecture make it an unforgettable destination. From the artsy El Raval to the historic Born, Barcelona's many quarters pulse with music, color, and energy, inspiring creativity in all who visit. With its combination of art, culture, and fun, Barcelona is one of the most exciting and inspiring cities in the world.

Additional Details

The best time to visit Barcelona is April–May or September–October as you'll experience fewer crowds and incredible weather. August is the hottest and most crowded month, while December temperatures are cold and rainy.

This VAWAA can be extended for up to 8 days. Please ask when you send your booking request.

Juan Pablo speaks Spanish and English.
Juan Pablo's Availability 4 days

Guest Reviews

  • Catherine B., United States

    Juan Pablo has a passion for wood that he shares through his unique lens, not only growing up with a love of building, but also his studies in architecture. I came away with an appreciation of things to notice, to find joy, whether it be in the story told through the grain of the wood, how it’s obtained, techniques used, and considerations made. I became familiar both with machine and hand tools, Read more