Scrappy Sculptures (All Genders)
December 29, 2021
The Dapper Hammer
A class for kids, created by kids! A couple years ago, after spending the holiday season making dozens of cutting boards, planters, and candle holders, I was left with buckets of really cool scraps and off cuts. My kids came to the shop with me one evening and while I was cleaning, they raided the scrap bin and started sanding, gluing, nailing, and screwing these scrap pieces together into what my daughter called “Scrappy Sculptures.”
In this class, youth will learn about different varieties and colors of wood, learn to use sanders, screwdrivers, and hammers, and most of all – their imagination! There’s no limit to what kids can create with the time and space to explore new ideas.
This class also serves as a great (but not required) introduction to the Carpentry 101 class and gives youth the chance to work in the shop and become familiar with new tools and shop safety practices. Every kid will take home their own Scrappy Sculpture!
Date: December 29, 2021
Who: Youth ages 5-18 (we do offer a younger class, Tots, Tykes, & Tools for ages 2-5)
*A Dapper Hammer scholarship fund is available to young womxn, LGBTQIA+ youth, & Black, Indigenous, and People of Color for Dapper Hammer classes, lessons, and workshops. Please contact us to request scholarship funds.
Please plan to either hang out next door at Start Here Coffee or return to the shop 10 minutes early to pick up your kiddo at the conclusion of class.
Classes are held at The Dapper Hammer Workshop, which is a large, open, well ventilated space. All adults and youth are asked to wear a mask at all times. Youth will be spread among several workspaces and will practice social distancing as much as possible.
- Upon arrival, please complete a waiver for your youth before class begins
- Please wear closed-toed shoes
- Avoid wearing clothing with long ties (ie no hoodie strings)
- Any long hair should be tied/clipped back
- Sanitized eye and ear protection will be provided