Carpentry for Women

WHAT

Two day Women’s Carpentry Workshop. Students will receive a basic understanding of carpentry terms, tools, and techniques while using several hand and power tools to build your own set of collapsible sawhorses. This course will bring you the confidence you need to continue your exploration of carpentry. No prior construction experience necessary!

WHERE

Rt 5 in Putney, VT between Rods Mobil and River Valley Credit Union

WHEN

LOGISTICS

What’s Provided:

  • Lunch - Let us know when you register if you have any dietary restrictions

  • All materials for each student to build a set of Collapsible Sawhorses

What to Bring:

  • Closed toed shoes

  • Sun protection

  • Water bottle

What to Expect: A welcoming and safe environment for learning and community building. The workshop location is located just off of a public bus line and is wheelchair accessible. The weekend will include some discussion and overview of what we call Place-Based Building; the use of building materials and traditions that are relative to a given place; as well as lots of hands-on learning as we introduce tools, terms and techniques and students build their own saw horses to take home. Students can also anticipate informal conversations around how to make the building trades more inclusive, the intersection of building, agriculture and the environment, women’s empowerment, cross-cultural building techniques and whatever else you might bring to the table!