The Walder Science Woodshop invites boys ages 9-14 to learn basic wood working and carpentry technique. Boys practice and learn how to properly use basic tools in wood working projects. Beginners and advanced students (our regulars) work at their own pace under the instruction of our expert carpenter, Mitch Erlich. Participants complete a project (such as a table top shtender) that they can take home approximately once a month. We only use hand tools, instead of power tools, in the interest of safety. This is a great way not only to learn wood working and have fun, but also for the development of fine motor, visual, kinesthetic, and spacial learning skills.
CLASSES: Fall session starts Monday, October 11
|Boys Grades 5-8||Monday||5:30-6:15pm|
|Boys Grades 5-8||Tuesday||4:45-5:30pm|
|Boys Grades 5-8||Tuesday||5:30-6:15pm|
|Boys Grades 5-8 Advanced**||Wednesday||5:30-6:15pm|
**Instructors approval is needed in order to join the Advanced class*Please click the “sign up” button to be placed on the waiting list for any full sessions.
COST: Boys grades 5-8: $65 for 6 sessions or $12/individual session.
If you are unable to make it to a class you signed up for and need to cancel, it must be done at least 2 business days in advance in order to be given a refund for that class. We need enough time to contact the boys on the waiting list in the event of cancellations to allow them to participate, and we have to purchase materials and arrange for staff in advance for each student.
LOCATION: The Woodshop is located at 2819 W. Touhy Ave, next to Kesher Stam.
Click to view Woodshop brochure.
We look forward to welcoming students and staff for in-person programs this fall. In order to ensure a fun and safe experience, we ask that program participants please wear a mask when indoors, and do their best to maintain six feet of social distance from other participants and staff.