Woodchips: Family Makerspace

  • October 2 - December 18, 2023
  • St Paul Tool Library

    1010 Dale Street North
    Saint Paul, Minnesota 55117
Ticket Price $25.00-$225.00 This event is now over

Learn woodworking skills and build confidence in safe tool use by making a variety of self-directed projects! Woodchips is an open shop makerspace for youth ages 9 and above and their grown-up(s) to get experience in the trades by engaging in creative, hands-on learning with the guidance and support of experienced shop mentors.

Participants will select 2-4 simple projects to customize and build from our menu of options. Standard projects for beginners include a Lollipop Stand, Wooden Robot, Bird/Bee House or Tote/Trinket Box.  As Woodchips advance, they can adapt, design, and tackle additional projects from our list or their imagination. 

Participants must be accompanied by a responsible adult. (Designated grown-ups may alternate chaperone responsibilities and supervise up to 2 Woodchips at a time.)

The standard Winter '23 Woodchips Session includes 8 shop dates on Monday afternoons (3-5PM) and Wednesday evenings (6-8PM)  where participants can build at their convenience within a 2-hour time-frame. The shop mentor will also offer 2 make-up dates/ flex-sessions per participant as needed, and special School Break shop dates. Families may elect to split the sessions amongst multiple children as desired. If registering 3 or more Woodchips for the full session, please ask us about a family discount. Please email woodchips@mntoollibrary.org if you have any questions about the program or would like to discuss enrolling a younger student. Drop-In Tickets are also available for use on a single open shop date. 

Date & Time

Oct 2 - Dec 18, 2023

Venue Details

St Paul Tool Library

1010 Dale Street North
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55117 St Paul Tool Library
MN Tool Library

The Minnesota Tool Library is a cooperative, volunteer-driven nonprofit which shares tools, trade skills and workshop space.  Our mission is to empower each other, reduce waste, and improve communities through sharing. 

You can read more about what we do on our website: www.mntoollibrary.org

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