If my son will learn to build shelves, think through applied math, and use tools safely, sign us up!
From the organizer:
Kids’ Carpentry is a year-round enrichment program designed to teach girls and boys, kindergarten-7th grades, to use hand tools and general woodworking skills. Through a sequence of projects, the young carpenters gain the skill and competence to complete increasingly more complicated projects. From boats to bird feeders, doll furniture, clocks, games, airplanes, and many more, the kids have a wide range of projects to choose from besides designing and building according to their own needs and imagination for the veteran carpenter.
In addition to the fun kids have they also gain quality experiences in measuring, applied math (including fractions), problem-solving, craftsmanship, and empowered by the hands-on experience.
Carpentry classes are taught with two teachers for every eight to ten students, ensuring careful attention and respect for each child. Since class sizes are limited, prompt enrollment is strongly recommended.
This is a fun and educational program giving kids life-time skills.
Summer classes are offered at both the Albany Rec Center and JCC East Bay in Berkeley taught 3 times per day (choose one!) for four days a week (come to all) in one week chunks. The programs are Mondays-Thursdays with 3 classes offered each day: 9:30-11:00; 11:00-12:30; 12:30-2:00. Got that?
- Albany dates: July 22-25 and August 12-15. To register contact Albany Rec. at: 510-524-9283.
- JCC East Bay (1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley) dates: July 1-5 (no class 7/4) and August 19-22. To register for the JCC program go online to: www.kidscarpentry.com and click on Summer registration.
Check the calendar on the Kids Carpentry website. Schoolyear programs are offered in six week sessions to focus on building (heh) more skills, projects, and confidence. To ask questions: Email to: Michael@kidscarpentry.com