Woodshop and Building


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Registration opens July 19th!

Before registering, please read and understand our refund and discount policies.  Then, click to register.

2016-17 Session 1 2016-17  Session 2 2016-17  Session 3 2016-17  Session 4

Questions about our hot/wet weather policies?  Read our Rain or Shine suggestions for more information about how we embrace exposure and the elements. As a note, a significant portion of each Woodshop camp and class is spent outdoors.  Please send your child in footwear and clothes that are OK to come home dirty!


 

Sienna Ranch’s Woodshop and Carpentry Program is a place where students can learn skills and problem solving.  Basic carpentry skills are introduced and quickly put to use on group and individual projects.  Children are encouraged to come up with their own project ideas and are gently coached on how to accomplish their vision. They work in the woodshop at Sienna Ranch and at the ever-growing, student built Tree Fort.

 

Coyote Club Woodshop

Grades: K-1st on Tuesdays, 2nd-4th on Thursdays

Class Size: 6 students on Tuesdays, 8 students on Thursdays

Class Time: 3:30-5:00 — choose day based on age

Class Tuition: $205/8-week session

A fun-filled hybrid between our woodshop and natural building classes. We will create take-home projects, focusing on foundational carpentry skills and safe tool use including saws, hammers, and hand drills. We will also get our hands and feet dirty exploring some ancient styles of natural building using materials such as cob (a mixture of clay, sand and straw), logs, sticks, rocks, grasses and other plants. No prior experience necessary, and most projects can be scaled up for more experienced builders. 

Natural Building

Grades: 3rd-6th

Class Size: 8 students

Class Duration: 2 hours, Tuesdays from 1:10-3:10m

Class Tuition: $275/8-week session

Learn the ancient art of building with natural materials! Make your own rope from plants and learn how to build real huts, forts and shelters. We may use cob (a mixture of clay, sand and straw), logs, sticks, rocks, grasses and a variety of other plants depending on the project. Our primary tools will be our hands, but we will also learn the safe and responsible use of tools such as hammers, shovels, saws, knives and hatchets. Come prepared to get your hands dirty! This class will also help to build and maintain the beloved Tree Fort. 

 

Junior Woodshop

Grades: PreK-2nd (students must be at least 4 as of September 1st, 2016 to enroll.)

Class Size: 6 students

Class Duration: 2 hours, Thursdays from 1:10-3:10pm

Class Tuition: $285/8-week session

Junior Woodshop is a fun-filled introduction into the world of woodworking, specifically designed for early childhood students. Junior Woodshop is a wonderful way to develop self-confidence, problem solving and decision-making skills, fine motor skills, and to forge a strong connection between the hands and the mind.  The Sienna Ranch Woodshop values the process over the product.  Students are encouraged to try new ideas, to exercise their imagination and creativity, and are allowed to make mistakes in a safe environment.  In this class, students will have the opportunity to build approximately six take-home projects over the session.  Some projects may take two lessons to complete. The projects will progress in difficulty as the session progresses, and students will be given increasing freedom to use their imagination and to develop their design and problem solving skills.

For a shorter carpentry experience, explore the Junior Woodshop Extension offered as an add-on to the Junior Ranchers or Explorers Program on Friday afternoon.

 

Add-on: HOMESCHOOL CONNECTION

Grades: K-6

Price: $20/ 8-week session

Capacity: 12

Time: Tuesday / Thursday 3:10-3:30

**Must also be enrolled in Tuesday Jr. Riding Club / Natural Building or Thursday Horse Experience / Jr. Woodshop

Looking to bundle a Daytime and After School class?  Select this option and we’ll supervise your students during a free-play period between classes.  Send along a snack for them to enjoy, and we’ll make sure they’re rested and ready for their after school program.  Available only to families who have purchased a Daytime class.

**Look for this option when you register for one of our Coyote Club programs!**

Add-on: Junior Woodshop Extension

Grades: PreK-2nd

Class Size: 6 students

Class Duration: 60 minutes, must also be enrolled in Friday AM Jr. Ranchers or Explorers

Class Tuition: $125/8 classes 

Junior Woodshop is a fun-filled introduction into the world of woodworking, specifically designed for early childhood students. Junior Woodshop is a wonderful way to develop self-confidence, problem solving and decision-making skills, fine motor skills, and to forge a strong connection between the hands and the mind.  The Sienna Ranch Woodshop values the process over the product.  Students are encouraged to try new ideas, to exercise their imagination and creativity, and are allowed to make mistakes in a safe environment.  In this class, students will have the opportunity to build approximately six take-home projects over the session.  Some projects may take two lessons to complete. The projects will progress in difficulty as the session progresses, and students will be given increasing freedom to use their imagination and to develop their design and problem solving skills.

 

Registration opens July 19th!

Before registering, please read and understand our refund and discount policies.  Then, click to register.

2016-17 Session 1 2016-17  Session 2 2016-17  Session 3 2016-17  Session 4

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