Winter 2020

Wood + Carpentry: Power Tools

Girl power and power tools! In this intermediate wood class, girls will learn proper technique and practice useful applications of the most common power tools. From drills and drivers to chop saws, jigsaws, sanders, measurement and layout devices, and more, we will use power tools to build personal projects to take home. This course is the second course in the wood series, so previous completion of our Wood 1 (hand tools) class is recommended but not absolutely necessary. We ask that girls come to class prepared to work both independently and in support of classmates, and dressed in workshop attire (closed-toed shoes, long pants, hair tied back). Get ready to get saw-dusty!


About our Carpentry and Woodworking program

Carpentry and woodworking is the heart of Girls Garage! Starting at age 9, we offer 3 sessions 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, carving, 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, 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 9-13 year old girls is also great preparation for girls interested in continuing on in our Advanced Design/Build teen program.

Program Quick Facts:

When: Thursdays, 3 after-school sessions (Fall, Winter, Spring)
Who: 24-48 girls per year, ages 9-13
What: 3 take-home carpentry/wood projects per year
How: By paid online registration
How much: $350 per session, scholarships available
Instructors: Emily Pilloton, Rosie Giusti, Intern Sami Kamman