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Family Week

Family Woodworking

Learn the basics of woodworking in a family friendly environment with an equal focus on young people and adults.

July 16 – July 22
Brooklin, Maine
$875 (youth $450)
Becca Levi
Experience Level
Activity Level

This is a five-day course ending on Friday

Note: There is space for 5 adults and 5 children (10+ years old) in this class. Please only register the adult and then reach out to the School office where we will be happy to help you register your child.

Woodworking can be a lifelong, rewarding hobby, and even more so when shared with young people. Join us for a fun, informative week of woodworking for the family. You’ll learn the basics of safely using hand and power tools while creating your own version of the classic Shaker step stool. Along with skills and safety, a strong emphasis will be put on woodworking with children, and Becca will model developmentally appropriate techniques for teaching new skills to a variety of age levels of children. With the disappearance of shop classes from many schools and the increased amount of time young people spend looking at screens, it feels more important than ever to empower the next generation with the joy, strength, curiosity, and appreciation for our surroundings that a woodworking practice brings.

Becca is an experienced educator who currently teaches PK–8 woodworking at a small independent school in the Boston area. She has also had the opportunity to teach adults at both craft schools and colleges (most recently at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship), and is excited for this unique opportunity to work with both children and adults in the shop.

While this course is designed primarily for adults with little or no woodworking experience, an experienced woodworker who is looking for insights into introducing young folks to woodworking might find this to be an informative week too.

  • Who is this course best suited for?

    This course is appropriate for someone with little or no experience.  The course is designed around the idea that you have not done this before or know very little about the subject.  Students should pay more attention to suggested readings or videos to help familiarize themselves ahead of time.

    This course involves a low level of activity throughout the week including: occasional standing and working, seating is usually available, working on your own project at your own pace is common.

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