These courses were designed for survivors, both female and male, of domestic violence and abuse. Run by our qualified carpenter, Astrid Arnold who has worked with Running Deer on several of our projects over the years, our green woodworking and carpentry courses were funded by the Big Lottery Awards for All scheme.
There were two levels of courses:
- Basic green woodworking and carpentry: Tuesday 10am – 2pm
- Intermediate carpentry: Wednesday 10am to 2pm
- introduction to and use of some common woodworking tools (handsaw, screwdriver, drill, trysquare, plane)
- guide to how and from where to source materials
- making a basic woodworking tool (bench hook)
- introduction to wood finishes ( oil, varnish, paint)
- introduction to fixings and how to attach wood to different surfaces (like brick, stone, plaster and wood)
- guide to tool sharpening
- making a woodworking shelter in the woods
- creating a woodwork project
The project enabled participants to feel empowered to continue and expand on their new skills.
If you are a local or national business interested in sponsoring a Therapeutic Carpentry course please contact us.