Applications are now closed (Notifications sent 2/29)

Program Info

Back by popular demand, we’re bringing back adult classes! This spring, our new Womxn in the Woodshop class will launch for a 4-week session with instructors Augusta Sitney (our beloved Shop + Project Manager) and Evie Ortiz (Girls Garage instructor and talented local woodworker/fabricator). Womxn in the Woodshop invites adult womxn and gender-expansive individuals to learn the basic carpentry and woodworking techniques and tools in a supportive, creative, and fun environment. Just like with our youth classes, we prioritize safety, a safe and cheerleading class culture, and bringing together diverse cohorts of individuals who can bond while building!

For the Spring 2024 session, participants will build a small take-home project (it’s a surprise, but we promise it will be beautiful and useful around the house!) using the chop saw, drill and driver, sanding devices, bandsaw, jigsaw, and other layout and measurement tools. There will be plenty of space to get to know each other, support each other as we build, and to practice and hone technical skills.

Application Process and Tuition

Instead of a “first come first serve” enrollment process, Womxn in the Woodshop will enroll 8 students on an application basis. Our commitment to a diverse community extends to our adult programming, and we believe that an application process will allow us to enroll a truly diverse cohort of students across identity, race, age, and ability to learn together and from each other. We understand that this means that not all applicants will be offered enrollment in the class. However, we will continue to offer this class seasonally (fall, winter, spring) and there will be many more opportunities to apply and enroll.

Additionally, the tuition cost ($500) covers the cost of materials, instructor time, as well as support for our free youth programming. Our adult classes are not our core programming, but rather a means for us to expand our community while supporting our commitment to free programming for all high school youth. Thank you for understanding that this cost makes similar programming available to the next generation of builders and leaders!

If the cost of tuition is a barrier for you, there is a space to indicate this within the application and to request a full or half scholarship.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on the following schedule:

  • February 15: Applications open (via Google Doc, requesting basic demographic info, a few short responses, and any scholarship requests)
  • February 22: Applications close at 5pm
  • February 29: Notifications will be sent to all applicants
  • March 8: Payment and final registration due