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Women and Woodworking


This women-only class was such a success that Mélanie is teaching another! You will learn shop safety, tool skills, measurement, design, construction, and finishing. These basic skills can then be taken out of the Spaulding workshop, giving you the personal satisfaction and savings of doing simple woodworking and carpentry projects yourself.

The coursework varies based on interests and experience, but with the holidays around the corner this session will focus on making wooden gifts such as a cutting board, puzzle, chess board, or your own creation. No prior experience necessary. Tools and materials are provided.

Mélanie Lopez holds a Vocational Training Certificate in boatbuilding from the Poinso-Chapuis School in Marseille, and a Master's in Industrial System Engineering from the University of Technology in Lille. She has been a marine carpenter and boatbuilder at the Spaulding Marine Center for one year.

$250 for two Saturdays, November 11th and 18th, 9AM to 4PM