FALL 2020 FORMAT
For fall, Carpentry + Woodworking will take place on a modified schedule with groups of four girls in each four-week session. Please do not register for multiple sessions, as each will be identical, and our goal is to serve the same number of girls as usual. We have lowered fall tuition to reflect the reduced number of build days.
Masks and distancing will be required; please help keep everyone safe by observing our COVID-19 guidelines.
FALL PROJECT – BUILDING OUR OWN SEATS AT THE TABLE
Following in the footsteps of Young Women’s Design and Building Institute, girls will design, build, and customize their own chair. This project is a great way for girls to expand their carpentry skills, create something just for them, and work safely at a distance. You can see examples in our portfolio under the project titled Building Our Own Seats at the Table.
GENERAL PROGRAM INFO
Carpentry and woodworking is the heart of Girls Garage! Starting at age 9, we offer 3 seasons of after-school wood classes that begin with hand tools and continue with power tools and an integrated wood workshop. With a focus on safety, we teach layout and measurement fundamentals and precise cutting, shaping, and assembly techniques. Tools taught include tape measure, speed square, clamps, hammers, chisels, files, handsaws, chop saw, jigsaw, bandsaw, drills, drivers, and hand and power sanders. Each session focuses on one project (a new project every session!), integrating tool knowledge and mathematical concepts. Girls take home personal projects that will remind them of their craft and growing knowledge! Our Carpentry and Woodworking program for 9- to 13-year-old girls is also great preparation for girls interested in continuing on in our Young Women’s Design and Building Institute and/or our Advanced Design/Build teen program.