Level Ages 9 - 11
What you'll make Set exercises and own projects
Skills you'll learn Hammering, marking out, drilling, sawing
Duration 10 x Wednesdays 4 - 5pm

Looking for an exciting activity for your children this term? We are running a 10-session after-school club introducing children to the basics of woodwork.

These fun 60 minute sessions are for beginners, aged 9-11, and will teach them the basics of woodworking. Initially focusing upon specific tools or techniques, children will learn skills through teacher demonstration and hands-on practice with the materials provided. They will then have the opportunity to make their own small projects to take home with them. Perhaps bring to life a favourite animal, a hanging mobile or wheeled machine of the future? Towards the end of the course, they will also have a chance to design and build a collaborative group project, to be exhibited at Blackhorse Workshop.

The sessions will cover basic skills such as hammering, marking out, drilling, sawing and assembling timber. These classes are ideal for children interested in making. When booking please make sure you can attend all 10 sessions.

The course will be led by Toby Poolman, our resident wood specialist technician. Toby trained as a furniture designer/maker and has designed and led workshops for all age groups.
He recently designed and delivered the making activities as part of Blackhorse Workshop’s London Borough of Culture programme: Atomic 50, and helped deliver the Blackhorse Workshop activities at the Walthamstow Garden Party over previous years and this year’s V&A Great Get Together at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park.


Please note that refunds and/or changes to ticket are available up to 7 days before course start date.