Woodworking for KidsPOSTPONED

8 session class – Ages 11-14

Instructor: Matthew Labrenz

Dates of the class: Wednesdays, February 26 – April 22, 2020
(There will not be class on March 11th during the week of Spring Break.)

Time of the class: 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm each session

Location: Pioneer Park - Workshop

Woodworking for Kids gives young folks the opportunity to develop proficiency in a wide range of woodworking tools and techniques. The benefits of woodworking are many, and include a sense of competence and confidence, increased eye-hand coordination and hand strength, exposure to mathematical thinking skills, and consideration of aesthetics. This class can serve as a stepping stone to further explorations of craft, and most kids truly appreciate the opportunity to experience the joy of working with wood. As is the case with building almost anything; design, aesthetics, math, and physics will play a role. 

The course will include the following elements:

Wood – each class will begin with a brief discussion of one or more important and wondrous characteristics of trees and wood.

Safety – Personal safety and the safe use of hand and basic power tools common in the wood shop will be covered. In addition, the use of safety glasses and hearing protection will be stressed.

Creating and Reading Basic Shop Drawings – students will represent their ideas in simple scale drawings noting measurements and specific details.

Simple Machines – The practical uses of simple machines as they occur within tools and project design will be explored.

Tools – Basic hand and power tools essential in the woodshop will be introduced and used in the creation of specific projects. Hand tools will include tape measure, square, hand saw, hammer, drill, screwdriver, files, hand plane, chisels, and knife. Power tools will be limited to electric drill, drill press, scroll saw and band saw.

Kids WoodworkingNOTE: This class has a partial scholarship available for a student unable to afford the full cost. Please see the details on the Scholarships page.

Maximum number of students: 8

Minimum number of students: 5

Age range: 11 – 14

Prerequisites:  none

Cost: $200

Materials:  The materials fee will be billed mid class and the amount will vary depending on the complexity of the projects we undertake. This should be between $50 and $100 for the course. You will be able to make this payment online via PayPal and you will be provided with a receipt for reimbursement purposes.

Contact: Matthew Labrenz: matthewlabrenz@gmail.com

Pre-registration: This class is pre-registration only. Please register by 4 days before the class begins. Registration will be closed after this time.



Kids Woodworking 

Are you interested in this class, but can’t take it? Tell us why!
Is the reason financial? We have scholarships available.

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