Saturday, July 24th and Saturday, July 31st, 2021, 9am-3pm
Welcoming All People to Carpentry
BIPOC and LGBTQ+ encouraged to register!
Our all women crew of instructors strive to provide a safe, accessible, inviting and collaborative environment for anyone interested in learning the confident operation of power and hand tools. We will empower participants to tackle carpentry projects from initial conception to planning, material acquisition, and construction. By building together we encourage one another to feel capable of joining the trades, to develop skills for self-reliance and sustainability, and to rely on the communities that grow out of these workshops for support in our future endeavors.
We will spend two consecutive Saturdays building together to empower participants to feel confident and capable of tackling carpentry projects. Day 1 will consist of building sawhorses and learning the safe operation of power tools. On day 2 participants will work together to interpret building plans and build a toolbox they can keep for personal use.
More information to come regarding workshop fees and available scholarships.
These workshops will be offered at Maine Passive House, 15 North Main St, Bryant Pond, ME
Two Day Workshop: $60 total
Partial scholarship: $35 total
This workshop is currently at capacity. Please contact us to be added to the waitlist.
History: In the fall of 2020, CEBE partnered with a local contractor, Maine Passive House, to run an introduction to carpentry workshop for women called She Built This. During our planning process, we received feedback that our event description and name could be perceived as exclusive to a number of communities we wish to welcome to the trades through these workshops. In the interest of embodying the driving force of encouraging diversity in the trades, we began a rebranding process. Through the hard work of our past participants and other community members, we have renamed these workshops, "We Built This."
Thank you to our 2021 event sponsors! This series was also made possible by generous support from the Maine Community Foundation.