Woodturning After School (10 weeks, ages 13+)

Woodturning After School (10 weeks, ages 13+)

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UNC Asheville STEAM Studio

821 Riverside Drive

Asheville, NC 28801

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SkillSet @ the UNCA STEAM Studio offers 10-week after-school sessions for girls and gender expansive kids* ages 8 and up!

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Each 10-week after-school session focuses on hands-on projects meant to engage busy hands and expand curious minds. Programming spans from woodshop to welding to computer aided art and design to videography and animation.

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Join us for Woodturning After School

For girls and gender expansive kids* age 13+

FRIDAYS, 4pm - 6:30pm

September 16 - November 18


“Woodturning” is the process through which a chunk of wood is spun around by a machine called a lathe, and students use specially sharpened gouges to cut the wood into round cylindrical shapes, orbs, or bowls at high speeds. This process is used to make decorative designs on chair legs, make bowls from a single log, and create endless decorative objects or precision components.

This is both scary and exhilarating!! And, it can take years and years of practice to get really good at — but the basics can easily be learned in an afternoon. Let’s build some skills together for 10 exciting weeks!

Learning Outcomes:

  • Physics of spinning wood
  • Geometry of effective chisel use
  • 3D Design
  • Safe use of woodshop equipment including a lathe and turning tools

$375 - snacks, tools, and materials included!

Financial Aid is Available! Apply Here Prior to Registration

*SkillSet is open to students of all genders

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SkillSet offers after-school workshops, summer camps, classes for adult learners, and community outreach programming.

By teaching participants the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math embedded in the objects they create, SkillSet equips the next generation of leaders and problem solvers with the tools to make change and build the future.

Learn more at www.skillset.tools

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