Children's Woodworking Classes in Charlottesville, VA | Kids Out and About

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

      June 7, 4 to 5 p.m.

 Classes in Charlottesville,  WINTER THROUGH END OF SUMMER

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

       For each 4-week session after school (or two Saturdays), the fee is $96.ww5.jpg

       Also, holiday and spring break workshops, each 6 hours, $96

       Summer camp, 3 hours, (each 1/2 day)  Monday through Friday, $196

      (Homeschoolers,  possible Mondays or Fridays,  contact me)


                  WINTER through  end of   SUMMER

        Mondays, 3:45-5:15, 4 weeks each session, home school, 1:30-3:30

        session II,  February 17,  24,  March  2 and  9.

      Fridays, 3:45-5:15, 4 weeks each session, home school, 1:30-3:30

      Session I,  January 24, 31, February 7 and 14, Session II,  February 21, 28, March 6 and 13

      Two Saturdays,   12:30-3:30,  February 15 and 22

      Spring breaks,    9:30-12:30 or 12:30-3:30,     choose 6 hours or more

      March  9, 13 and 16, 9:30-12:30 or 12:30-3:30,   March 11, only 9:30-12:30

            April  6,  7,  8,  9  or  10.  Times,  9:30-12:30 or 12:30-3:30.


              SUMMER  CAMPS,       June 8- August 28

              No camp June 22-26  or  July 13-24.

             2  Saturdays,  9:30-12:30 or 12:30-3:30,  July 25 and August 1

       Camp runs 9:30-12:30 or 12:30-3:30, Monday through Friday

             June 8-12,      June 15-19,    June 29-July 3

             July 6-10,    July 27-31

             August 3-7,   August 10-14,    August 17-21,   August 24-28

               Experienced woodworkers may stay  all day.








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