Kids & Teens at two Sheds
We have after school and home school weekly classes and holiday workshops for girls and boys ages 7 through to teenagers. Our amazing teachers don’t just teach them woodwork skills but help kids bring their imaginations alive building things with wood. Puppets, boats, birdhouses, Nordic swords, shields, clocks, and even furniture as their skills develop over time.
Kids at Two Sheds Philosophy
We have a saying at Two Sheds Woodwork for kids. “Is it SCHMICKEE-DOO?”
Meaning – is a piece of wood you’ve been working on as smooth as it can be? Or does it need more focus and more effort? Schmickee-doo can only be seen with your fingers. To feel Schmickee-doo is a wonderful thing! We teach Schmickee-doo to kids at Two Sheds.
I’m not quite sure how Schmickee-doo became a thing in our kid’s woodwork classes but now it has a life of its own.
Kid’s ask each other “Do you think this is schmickee-doo yet?”
They all know what schmickee-doo is but they also know that it is a relative thing.
It’s different for every kid depending on their woodwork journey.
It is an encompassing term and an individual one.
Have you worked hard enough to be as good as you can be?
It is by striving for one’s own schmickee-doo that everyone learns to keep going when you are tired, to keep trying when you just want to give up, and all the while heading for the inevitable satisfaction that making something cool with your hands and with tools gives us.
In woodwork classes, at Two Sheds, kids don’t just learn to build with wood and learn to use tools although that definitely happens. And for sure they learn to be proud of their work and to help and encourage each other and to let their imaginations fly.
But most of all they learn resilience, perseverance, and to harness their willpower.
It is woodWORK after all.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is happening around COVID restrictions?
What is the youngest age of a child who can attend your kids workshops?
Our kids classes are open to girls and boys ages 7 and up.
What tools do I need to bring?
None – all tools you will need are supplied. Just wear covered shoes, tie your hair back and remember to bring your glasses if you need them for close up work.
How do the Creative Kids Vouchers work?
We are a registered Create NSW Creative Kids provider. This means that if you ive in NSW near Canberra, you can use your Creative Kids Vouchers towards any of our kid’s term fees for weekly classes, our online Schmickee-doo kid’s woodwork project boxes and tool kits, and for our kid’s school holiday programs.
If you live anywhere in NSW and have school aged children you can get the Creative Kids Vouchers and use them with us. For further information to do with registering for the Voucher visit NSW Government Creative Kids at https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-creative-kids-voucher
Schmickeedoo Projects in a Box is here!
Schmickee-doo Woodworking has come directly out of our Two Sheds Woodwork for Kids program.
We offer after school classes to kids in Bega and Canberra but what about everyone else?
Not everyone can come to our workshop so in as much as we can set up – our woodwork is coming to you.
From the comfort of wherever you are you can access the awesome tried and proven kid’s projects, our teaching woodwork to kid’s knowledge and 6 years of experience, and all the encouragement and enthusiasm we can muster into our project kits and online video platform.
We are a registered Create NSW Creative Kids provider. This means that if you live near Canberra in NSW, you can use your Creative Kids Vouchers towards any of our classes and workshops.
If you live anywhere in NSW and have school aged children you can get the Creative Kids Vouchers and use them with us. For further information to do with registering for the Voucher visit NSW Government Creative Kids by clicking the button here.
Once you have your voucher, you can claim the $100 discount in the class booking process.