Walder Science Center


DESCRIPTION: The Woodshop invites boys in grades 5-8 to learn basic wood working and carpentry technique.  Each TuesdayWednesday, and Thursday from 5:30-6:15pm, the 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.  Participants typically sign up to come twice a week, or once a week, on Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays.  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.

SIGN UP: Click the sign up button below to register your son(s) for the program. The Fall sessions begin Tuesday, September 10, 2019, and conclude Wednesday, December 18, 2019 (class will not meet October 1 through October 22 due to High Holidays).  You can sign your son up for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or both!  If you would like to try a session, simply sign up for one to try it out.  Alternatively, you can sign up by calling 773-649-5360, or emailing programs@walderlab.org. In the subject line of the email, write “Sign Up for Woodshop,” and include the following information in the body of the email: name of child, name of parent/guardian, parent/guardian contact email and phone number, additional emergency phone number, grade level of your son and school he attends.  Space is limited!

COST: The cost is  $125 for one day per week (11 sessions),  $242 for two days per week (22 sessions) or $12 per individual session.

If you are unable to make it to a session you signed up for and need to cancel, it must be done at least 2 business days prior to the session in order to be given a refund for that session.  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 Flyer and Woodshop Brochure


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