Tools for Sissies – woodshop 101
7-9 pm, Sunday 29 January 2017
A Cartae Open School Workshop
This workshop is an opportunity for women, trans people, non-binary people, two spirit people, queer people, and sissies in general to learn basic woodworking skills from and among fellow sissies.
After this workshop, you will have some foundational knowledge to build upon (pun intended), such as:
– The difference between plywood, MDF, particle board, 2x4s/ beam type wood, and how and when to use these materials for various projects.
– How to cut these different kinds of woods with different saws (miter saw, table saw, jigsaw, circular saw, reciprocating saw) for different applications.
– How to use fasteners – drill/driver, staple gun, and nail gun.
– When you should use screws and when you should use nails.
– The magic of wood glue and her friends the clamps.
– Safety for your eyes, ears, and hot bod while in the shop.
– The knowledge that power tools are super fun and not as hard to use as your dad made them out to be.
The workshop will be held in aceartinc’s woodshop. Unfortunately aceart is at the top of a long staircase and is not physically accessible.
Space is limited, please email Kelly Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
If there is enough interest I intend on holding another, so please let me know if you are interested even if the workshop is full or this date does not work with your schedule.
Trans lady & POC registrants will be given priority. Please self declare if I don’t know you personally 🙂
Workshop is free; donations towards Cartae school fee welcome.
12 February 1-3pm, 2017
A Cartae Open School workshop
Does your transcript have large gaps from years of indecisive study and mental health breakdowns? Do you still have a folder on your laptop from when you filed for a F1 Visa and then broke up with your fiancé? No? Well maybe that medical chart, marriage certificate, or tax document holds a story. In any case if you are still reading, this workshop is for you!
In this workshop you will be crafting your own written narrative or performance piece based on the institutional documents you bring with you. If you’d prefer to work fictionally then bring in some forms from any government or organization website to use as a framework or springboard to craft your narrative.
I will introduce some precedents for this practice and show you briefly how I have used it. I will also introduce some tools of oral storytelling. But most of the time will be used for working and optional sharing.
BONUS ACTIVITY you will have a chance to take a selfie in front of the luscious pill backdrop used in the image above ^^^^ Fun times for all.
Space is limited to sign up email danielle fenn at Cartae@aceart.org
Workshop is FREE for all. Donations towards Cartae school fee accepted.
2-6 pm, Saturday, 21 January 2017
Get to know the basics of a woodshop. Seth Woodyard (yes, that is his real name) will show you:
- how to work safely and confidently
- how to use basic power tools : circular saw, miter saw, table saw, drill/driver, power sander, nail gun
- how to use the table saw
- how to build a canvas stretcher
- how to build a wooden box
- how to build a set of wooden stilts
Free to ACI Manitoba and aceartinc. members, $25 to non-members.
Limited places available.
Register by email at: email@example.com
Instructor: Seth Woodyard
Born in Prince Edward Island in a geodesic dome and raised in Ottawa by his artist mother and architect turned economist father, Seth Woodyard is a multi disciplinary visual artist, and a member of the board of directors at aceart. Seth works in a variety of media including painting, drawing, video, performance and installation. He works toward bringing into dialogue ideas of home, the body, architecture, and labour. He currently lives in Winnipeg making a variety of things both aesthetic and functional.
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