Kids’ carpentry is a participatory workshop making model furniture for children. Running this workshop was an interesting experience, not only for organising a workshop but also for communicating with children.
How we ran the kids’ carpentry participatory workshop:
- Confirming time, date and location – At the beginning, we tried to contact different schools but there was no reply from them. Fortunately, we got a great place that made things keeping going.
- Ethics application
- Health and Safety / Risk assessment
- Creating posters/graphics to inform people about our workshop – The important thing was finding places to disseminate the workshop.
- Developing the design of the chairs for laser cutting
- Laser cutting – Using the .dxf file, putting it in computer at the workshop, using both blue and green perspex for the cutting – mixing it up. After packing the pieces, they were ready for the workshop.
- Sourcing materials for the workshop – preparing cameras, leaflets, models
We ran the workshop, played with the kids, talked their parents and shared knowledge with each other.