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Introduction to Carpentry and Power Tools for Women

January 20 @ 9:30 am - January 21 @ 5:00 pm



Saturday and Sunday, January 20th and 21st

INSTRUCTOR: Lydia Doleman

This women’s only weekend workshop is designed to build basic skills and confidence using power tools via hands on experience on a group project. No experience is necessary, or if you have some skills and want to build on those you are welcome to join in!!!! We will focus on tools such as the circular saw, cordless drill and jig saw and a variety of hand tools. With these three tools and the basic knowledge of plumb, level and square participants will feel confident to tackle larger projects.

With an emphasis on safety and fun we will learn a few tricks of the trade and build up muscle memory for working on projects independently in the future. Participants will leave feeling empowered and excited for projects in the future!

LOCATION: Aprovecho Shop

TUITION: $200-$250 Sliding Scale


lydiadolemanABOUT LYDIA: Lydia Doleman is a natural builder and activist currently practicing in Southern Oregon. She has been building since she first stole her sister’s legos at the age of three. For the last thirteen years, her work has been a culminating point for ecology, art, and social justice. Flying Hammer Productions is her natural building construction company focused on pushing the bounds of affordable and energy-efficient housing, training people and communities in various building skills, and infusing the dreary urban fabric with structures that reflect beauty, sustainability, and community. You can usually find her in the mud, wrestling straw bales, laughing or just flying around by the seat of her pants.

Find out more about our workshops here!




January 20 @ 9:30 am
January 21 @ 5:00 pm
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80574 Hazelton Rd.
Cottage Grove, 97424
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