Woodworking classes for kids
NOT ABOUT WOODWORKING
Yes, we understand that the heading is not what you would expect; but the reason we are doing these classes is not what you would expect either. For a long time V(that's Viren) at V for Wood has been under the impression that the education in this city is abysmal and he will rant and rave on that topic, we won't. Anyway, after much deliberation, we have come up with something that pleases him as both a teacher and a parent to a 10 yr old ball of energy.
The class that you see below is not about woodworking, it is about using woodworking to teach a child other skills, skills that will help them to express their creativity and give dimension to their ideas.
As a child in physics class, Viren recalls a time when he was very curious about lenses and wished to try out a few things himself. Only problem was the school lab didn't have the additional stands to do the experiment. "If I had known then that I could build it," he says, " I would have designed and made the entire apparatus myself and then gone to town with my experiments. If only V for Wood existed back then."
This woodworking class is 2 months long
That's 16 sessions
2 sessions a week
2 hours a session
Rs. 750 a session
Tuesdays and Thursdays - 5 pm to 7 pm
Registrations must be done for the entire module.
Class size will be just 6
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, don't forget to drop us your mobile number and we will get right back to you.
The course is broken up into 2 Modules. In the first module your child will be introduced to the tools of woodworking. Both hand tools as well as power tools will be introduced and various techniques will be explored during this segment. Your child will make 3 to 4 projects, which, while cool and functional, will serve to familiarise your child with the techniques of woodworking and build up confidence.
In the second module they will be encouraged to build 2 objects. Your child will be encouraged to work independently using techniques and skills learnt and developed in the previous module. One of the projects will be a large item of furniture like a bookcase the other will be a free build, this means that your child will be allowed full freedom to explore their creativity. The sky will be the limit and your child will be asked to design, plan and execute the project of their choosing.
This is not the end though, in a couple of months we will introduce another module based on mechanics, gears, pulleys, levers and cams using wood. Other modules will follow.
Each session will be conducted in the presence of 2 staff members and specialists will be invited to take certain classes.
Parents we ask that you drop your child at the allotted time and then pick them up 2 hours later. We understand that this might be difficult for parents who live far away and we can point out some cafes in the area with free wifi.
SCHEDULE FOR MODULE 1 AND MODULE 2
Module 1: Tips, Tools and Techniques
Day 1 - HANDY GEOMETRY
Measuring, Marking and other cool tricks
Day 2 - HAND TOOL TECHNIQUES
Use the handsaw and master the hammer and nails
Day 3 - CARVING
Learn to use chisels and carving knives
Day 4 - POWER TOOLS 1
Learn to use the Jigsaw
Day 5 - POWER TOOLS 2
Control the circular saw and the power router
Day 6 - POWER TOOLS 3
Master the curves with the scrollsaw
Day 7 - ENGINEERING PART 1
Wood joints 1
Day 8 - ENGINEERING PART 2
Wood joints 2
Module 2: Design and build
Day 1 - 4
Design and build a book rack
Day 5 - 8
Design and build your own creation