Join us for a 8-week course introducing you to the basics of DIY, power tools and making at home.

What you’ll learn

If you’ve never used a drill, this workshop will introduce you to the basic functions of a drill. You’ll learn to make a pilot hole and how to choose the right screw for the job. Over the course of 8 weeks, you’ll learn how to complete a project from design to finishing touches.

In the first week, you’ll meet the other womxn on the course and decide as a group what your project will be.

You could design and build seating for a public space or create a stool with storage to take home. We’re letting you decide together with our help.

During this series of workshops, you will learn these techniques and skills:

  • The basics of using a drill
  • Installing hardware such as hinges or legs
  • Using a handsaw
  • Upholstery (dependent on the group choice)
  • Making pocket holes with the Kreg Jig System

 

What’s included:

  • All tools and material will be provided
  • Safe working practices
  • Introduction to tools and techniques
  • Personal protective equipment plus apron to wear
  • Unlimited answers to your questions
  • Teas and Coffees

Location

ISRAAC Somali Community Association
54 Cemetery Road
Sheffield S11 8FP

 

Course Leader

Nicola Rudge

she/her

Brown Girls With Drills

Booking Information

Who’s it for:
Self-identifying women aged 16+ plus are welcome.

When is it:
Thursdays, 5 May – 30 June, 10 am-12 pm. The workshop will begin prompt so please aim to arrive a few minutes before.

What you need to bring:
Please wear closed-toe, comfortable shoes. Long hair, scarves, necklaces and other loose objects that could hang in the way need to be tucked away or tied up.

Price:
Free, this course is funded by En:able.

Questions:
If you have any questions about the workshop please get in touch via email hello@brightbox.org.uk