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Chipmunk Woodworkers Workshop

New Orleans Women Artists Collective - Tye Waller

Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Chipmunk Woodworkers Workshop

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Chipmunk Woodworker
Each ticket is good for one Chipmunk Woodworker to attend the 5 week workshop. The workshop occurs every Saturday beginning on April 6th and ending on May 4th. A completed permission slip is required prior to the first workshop.
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Chipmunk Woodworkers Workshop

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Weekends are traditionally designed for special moments to explore the world around us. It is a time to be creative, to build, to grow, to reflect, as well as exchange within our community.


(courtesy of the VA Bluebird Society)

The Chipmunk Woodworkers Workshop is a weekend project-based program, which offers space for young people to explore their creative imagination, discovering their natural talents, while learning practical skills for years to come. 

Working with wood fosters self-confidence, creates a sense of accomplishment, as well as develop problem-solving skills, and much more. 

Our goal is learning while on the journey toward self-expression. 


Chipmunk Woodworkers Workshop is for young people ages 10 and older, of all skillsets. We support and encourage young girls to participate in the program. 

Size and Cost:

Each class will consist of no more than 5 students at a time. This is a free program open to the public.

What to expect:

Each session will begin with learning how to use the basic tools of the trades while advancing toward our final grand project.

 Chipmunk Woodworker's toolbox

Over the next 4-5 Saturdays we will build your very own toolbox, as well as complete our final grand project. The grand project is a community service project, which will be shared with the general public. For instance, we will build free libraries, community garden benches, planters for elderly centers, etc.  

Week 1: (Intro for students)

  • What is woodworking?
  • Can you identify any WOOD products in your home? 
  • What are the 4 essential items in woodworking?
  • Identify the basic items in a woodworker's toolbox
  • Demonstrate how to use the following  (students participate)
  • o  Hammer
  • oSaw
  • o Brace drill
  • oBuild Cross Box (its function is to cut a straight board)

Week 2:

  • Construct Toolbox (pre-cut parts for students to assemble)
    • o  Students will label each part
    • o  Assemble, sand, and paint

 Week 3: 

  • Begin Construction of final project (review design, materials, and steps involved in building)
    • o  Cut, mark, and sand parts

Week 4 & 5 

  • Assemble and paint project
  • Install, and SHOW & TELL
Have questions about Chipmunk Woodworkers Workshop? Contact New Orleans Women Artists Collective - Tye Waller

When & Where

Sankore' Trades & Arts
2035 Mandeville Street
New Orleans, LA 70117

Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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