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Children's Woodworking Classes in Charlottesville, VA


Judy Cahill, Instructor, experienced carpenter with BA in education

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A woodworking experience using hand tools

  • For girls and boys, ages 5-14
  • An introduction to the joys of building
  • Beginner and intermediate

Every finished project is a success!


Open House

Held at the Friends Meeting House, 1104 Forest Street, Charlottesville, VA

      July 2, 2-3pm

 Classes in Charlottesville,  SPRING BREAK AND SUMMER CAMPS

Held at the Friends Meeting House, 1104 Forest Street, Charlottesville, VA. 

       SPRING BREAK, April 3, 4, 5 and 6. 9:30-12:30 or 12:30-3:30 pm

    Choose 6 hours or more. Minumum 3 children for a workshop to be held

           2 Saturdays, April 1 and 15, 9:30-12:30 or 12:30-3:30


                                        All our time is outside.  Dress for the weather.


             SUMMER  2023,  Just 4 weeks of woodworking camps

        Two Saturdays,   9:30-12:30 or 12:30-3:30,   July 22 and August 5

               Saturday sessions are 2 Saturdays.


                                   SUMMER  CAMPS,       

           Workshops are outside and we will wear masks, (depending on transmission levels)

          Camp runs 9:30-12:30 or 12:30-3:30, Monday through Friday for July 3, 5, 6 and 7

                         All other woodworking camps are 9:30-12:30 only

                   July 10-14,     July 24-28,     July 31-August 4,     


               Experienced woodworkers may stay  all day.

          Children can bring snacks.  We have recess on the playground








Please join us this season!                                                                                                                                                                      


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Other woodworking classes are also available,

  Birthday parties,  adult beginners (please inquire), scouts, special events, etc.  Please contact Judy Cahill for more information.

Instructor information, registration

Instructor Judy Cahill is an experienced carpenter with a B.A. in Education.

For more information or to register for a class, please call 434-979-1220 or email Judy at


ww2.jpgMy girls have enjoyed Ms. Judy's classes and are now in the middle of their second series. At first, I was skeptical that my 5-year-old could effectively use a sharp saw, but Ms. Judy is not only sweet and patient, she's thorough in teaching safety and proper tool use. My kids love the feeling of creating something they can really use, and they get valuable skills in the process. Ms. Judy also did a great birthday party for my 7-year-old and nine of her friends.

      --Debra Ross, home schooling parent, Charlottesville


The Empire State Building. A Marble Maze. Playhouses for Cats. These are just some of the unique woodworking creations I've seen kids produce under the gentle guidance of the amazing Ms. Judy. There's so much to love in what she does and how she does it, but my favorite feature of her workshop is the fact that there are no pre-fab cookie-cutter patterns anywhere in sight. Instead, it's all about letting kids take the lead in conceiving and constructing carpentry projects. No wonder my daughter can't wait to go back again! And in a Bratz and Barbie world, what could be better than something that keeps girls more interested in hammering nails than in manicuring them???...Wooden It Be Nice!!
--Trish in Keswick