Sculpture School Jr
SEptember 5 - October 16, 2017
This full day program, for homeschool kids ages 5-8, offers an introduction to sculpture with wood and recyclables. Each week participants learn hands-on skills and gain experience working with power tools on large-scale projects.
Week 1: Roller coaster
September 5, 2017
Each session provides a demonstration of a building concept and a safety training for working with tools and materials. Today the demo was about the drills and practicing screwing, reversing and changing settings. The kids gained familiarity with the tool by making tracks with 2x4's and 2x3's.
The second half of the day was offered as a free build. A couple of boys worked together to improve the rollercoaster cart, while another pair made a sled out of plywood. Each child had the option to choose their materials and to develop an approach to creating what they envisioned.
The rain broke at the end of the day and allowed for another test run - this time with the improved cart.