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Over the last two years, the Herreshoff boat shop program has undergone incredible growth. Students from Mount Hope High School's PASS Program in Bristol, students from area East Bay high schools, as well as students from as far away as Woonsocket High School, have participated in a variety of programs both in and out of school.  

Most notably, the group of students from Mount Hope High School are participating in a year-long program, involving work in the boat shop five days a week for the entire school year.  All students in boat shop programs are learning the skills necessary to give them a head start in the marine trades industry, along with important life skills that will serve them well no matter what career path they chose.  

Thank you to RIMTA (Rhode Island Marine Trades Association) and RealJobsRI for making such programs possible!  For more information, please contact Kirk Cusic at k.cusic@herreshoff.org or 401-396-5834.


Boat Shop Classes for Teens and Adults


Introduction to Composite Construction: 
Stand Up Paddleboards

Have you always wanted a stand-up paddleboard (SUP)? Have you always wanted to make things with your own hands? Then this class is for you, no experience necessary! Come learn the basics of fiberglass composite construction as you build your own SUP just in time for the summer paddling season! Choose from two popular styles, either Surf or Touring SUPs

You will work with our experienced staff to build your very own SUP. Class is limited to only 6 participants to ensure everyone gets the individual instruction need to ensure success. Watch your very own board come to life throughout the class as you customize it to create a board that is one of a kind.

The class is great for students who are interested in learning about composite materials. Composites are all around us and the skills taught during this course have many applications. This hands-on course is perfect for adults and older teens (16+) or a parent/grandparent and a younger teen (12-15) working together. 

All materials and tools will be provided during this class. Topics covered include: measuring, marking, fairing, sanding, epoxy types and application, wet/dry laid fiberglass cloth, finishing, potting, installing hardware, drilling and fastening. Please wear shop appropriate clothing.

When: Mondays and Wednesdays, May 6th– June 26th, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Questions? Contact Nathan Coste n.coste@herreshoff.org

Online enrollment: CLICK HERE

Program Cost: $1000 (includes $700 materials fee)


 

Introduction to Woodworking:
Adirondack Chair

Are you interested in learning how to make things out of wood? Do you want to experience the sense of pride when you say, “I built it myself”? During this introductory class you will learn to use hand tools and small power tools commonly used in woodworking while building your own Adirondack chair. No previous woodworking experience is required for success. 

You will work with our experienced staff to build your very own chair. Class is limited to only 10 participants to ensure everyone gets the individual instruction need to ensure success. Watch your very own chair come to life throughout the class. Students will develop that sense of pride as they learn new skills while completing this chair that they can proudly display in their yard.

The class is great for students who are interested in learning about woodworking from experienced instructors who will teach woodworking skills that have many applications. This hands-on course is perfect for adults and older teens (16+) or a parent/grandparent and a younger teen (12-15) working together.

All materials and tools will be provided during this class. Topics covered include: types of wood, reading plans, measuring, marking, cutting wood with hand and power tools, shaping wood with planes, chisels, files and rasps, drilling, fastening, sanding and finishing. Please wear shop appropriate clothing.

When:Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 28th– June 27th, 5:30-8:30 pm

Questions? Contact Nathan Coste n.coste@herreshoff.org

Online enrollment: CLICK HERE

Program Cost: $250 (includes $75 materials cost)

 

 

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