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Woodworking & Furniturecraft

Kids Only - Slöjd in the Wood Shop

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Course Overview

This course is meant as an introduction for young people to the various tools and simple skills involved in working with wood. We will start with an introduction to common tools, stressing safety for both the child and the tools. We'll practice some common skills like sawing, drilling, and carving. Then we will move on to an introductory project that allows for a large amount of creative design choices, and the students will paint and decorate as they see fit. Following the Slöjd education model, the instructor will not touch the student’s work unless specifically requested, allowing them to complete the project wholly by themselves. We hope that this course will serve as either an empowering start or an invigorating catalyst to a lifelong relationship with hand tools and craftwork. The instructor, father of three budding craftspeople, notes, "I stress safety and fun in the woodshop, and deemphasize perfection, hoping that young people will want to come back again and again." 

The course is typically co-taught with a young teaching assistant who has significant woodworking experience, the combination of perspectives allows for a very comfortable learning environment 

This class is for kids only, ages 10+.


Sat, Oct 19th, 2019

Course Details

Length: 1 Day
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-3pm
Intergenerational age: 10+
Tuition: $65.00
Materials fee: $20.00


You will need the following tools for this class:

  • Sturdy, close-toed shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch & snacks each day

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Paul Linden
Paul Linden
Minneapolis, MN

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Kids Only: Slöjd in the Wood Shop - 10/19/2019