The chicago park district remains committed to playing a significant part in your daily recreational and cultural activities. The chicago park district owns more than 8 800 acres of green space making it the largest municipal park manager in the nation.
Completion of woodworking 102 or equivalent knowledge of use of power tools including a table saw.
Chicago park district woodworking classes. Annually more than 350 000 people participate in thousands of sports recreational cultural and environmental programs offered by the chicago park district. Chicago school of woodworking rocks. Kids will start out with simple projects as they explore the shop.
In the spring of 1946 the chicago park district began acquiring the nearly 55 acre site as part of a ten year citywide plan to increase recreational opportunities throughout the city. Filling and grading were soon underway. Programs fitness center memberships and lap swim memberships are available for people of all ages and abilities in neighborhood parks throughout the city.
Since then our program has expanded to include the arts of turning scroll saw marquetry chip carving and speaker making and cabinet making. Introduction to woodworking is a nine week course that serves as the preliminary class in our three course furniture making series. Soon after world war ii the chicago park district began a major initiative to create new parks for the first time in many years.
Completion of wood turning 122 or equivalent understanding of bowl turning is required. In 1948 a citizens advisory committee for new parks recommended a number of potential sites. 9 am to 4 pm with a one hour break for lunch.
The chicago park district has woodshops across the city where youth adults and seniors enjoy learning to use scroll and band saws to create a variety of wood projects. We are excited to share with you that park district staff have created a variety of virtual class experiences for our guests of all ages to stay active in the comfort of your home. Our shop is located at 5680 n.
This class will cover the entire process for designing building and turning a segmented bowl. We have made some absolutely beautiful pieces with expert guidance from the instructors at csw. In 1949 the park district began demolishing the brick kilns and industrial structures.
The chicago school of woodworking llc csw was established in 2007 to train students in the art of furniture making. Among them was a 9 acre picnic and dance ground in the rapidly growing dunning neighborhood. The chicago park district s more than 600 parks offer thousands of sports and physical activities as well as cultural and environmental programs for youth adults and seniors.
The owners shaun and mark are both talented woodworkers who stress safety and who help you develop an appreciation for the beauty and artistry of working in wood while teaching you the basics of working with a table saw or router. Here you will have an opportunity to learn about the characteristics of wood and the basic principals of woodworking through lectures demonstrations and most importantly practical application. Park facility name.