Little builders are welcome to Minni WoodShop, a workshop all about foundational woodworking skills and designing the best birdhouses on the block. Minni Instructor and skilled woodworker Eugene will guide students through the approachable process of designing and constructing their own birdhouses using kid tested tools. Students will accumulate a working knowledge of woodworking techniques, including measuring, sanding, setting screws, and hammering. WoodShop will be wrapped up with a little bit of color, as students paint and personalize their finished houses.
Eugene Zeleny grew up in Boston, graduating from Northeastern University with a BA in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Technological Entrepreneurship. He has been a freelance woodworker since 2009, working out of his Brighton woodworking studio, and focuses on creating functional art such as furniture, fashion accessories, interior decor, and humorous novelty items. He brings a love of crafting and free-form construction in a variety of accessible materials to the classroom, hoping to inspire ever-growing heights of creative freedom in his students.