Adventures in Woodworking II – (ages 11-14) – (10 session class)
Instructor: John Manthei
The goal of this program (in addition to having fun making cool stuff) will be to develop proficiency in a wide range of woodworking tools and techniques. This kit of skills will be a stepping stone to further explorations into craft of all kinds. As is the case with building almost anything; design, aesthetics, math and physics will play a role. The nature of projects we undertake will be tailored to the evolving skill levels and interests of the students.
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.
Note: We’ve tried to schedule the Adventures in Woodworking sessions so they work for the majority of middle school students. It’s a bit of a balancing act, since we want to make the classes accessible to as many students as possible, while competing with as few other activities as possible. We would appreciate any feedback on this, whether our scheduled times work for you or they don’t. Thanks!
Dates of class: Wednesdays, January 10 – April 4, 2018
*Note: There will not be classes on February 14 & 21 as instructor will be out of town or on March 14 as that is spring break and the shop will be occupied by our full week spring break programming.
Times of the class: 4:45 pm – 6:45 pm each session
Maximum number of students: 8
Minimum number of students: 5
Age of students: 11 to 14 years old
Cost of the course: $240 (members); $305 (non-members) Become a Folk School Member!
Materials fee: The materials fee will be billed in mid April and the amount will vary depending on the complexity of the projects we undertake. This should be between $50 and $100 for the semester. You will be able to make this payment online via PayPal and you will be provided with a receipt for reimbursement purposes.
Location: The Folk School
Pre-registration only: This class requires pre-registration. Please register at least three days before the course begins. Registration will be closed after this time.
To Register: Please fill out the Class Registration Form below and click on the “Submit” button. This will take you to the Payment page, where you can complete your registration through PayPal (or you may send a check by mail).
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