Woodworking classes for Home Schoolers

Tactile, project based learning in a group setting for home school students near West Orange, NJ

Learn innovation, resilience, teamwork and other essential life-skills while learning how to make various projects. The wood shapes the student as much as the student shapes the wood!

2nd - 3rd graders

Learn how to use hand tools including pull saws, hammers, coping saws and more by making a functioning car. Project also involves design and problem solving. Time permitting, we will add other projects to reinforce skill development.  Cost includes materials and use of tools. Classes will be held in West Orange, NJ

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4th - 5th graders

Learn how to use hand tools including pull saws, hammers, coping saws and more by making a functioning tool tote. Project also involves design and problem solving. Time permitting, we will add other projects to reinforce skill development.  Cost includes materials and use of tools. Classes will be held in West Orange, NJ 

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6th - 8th graders

Learn how to use hand tools including pull saws, hammers, coping saws and more by making a functioning foot stool. Project also involves design and problem solving. Time permitting, we will add other projects to reinforce skill development.  Cost includes materials and use of tools. Classes will be held in West Orange, NJ 


Classes will be one hour and taught by professional woodworker, Mike Schloff. Each class requires 3 parents to act as assistants. Parent assistants can rotate each week but parent involvement is necessary in order for the classes to run. Once you register, we will put out a schedule for you to select a date/dates when you can volunteer. If you are not the parent assistant that week, you can drop off your child at the class. If you would like to stay, the home of the host will be open for you to wait in until the class is done. 

All classes will take place in "Michelle's Garage" which is literarily a residential garage. If the weather is chilly, fleeces or vest might need to be worn as there is no central heat although space heaters will be made available.

Further details about parking will be emailed to you once you are registered.