Creative Clipboards in Lower School Woodshop

Lower School students have completed their first project in Woodshop and can use the finished pieces to support their classwork for the rest of the year.

Teacher Alexandra Harmel provided each student with a piece of plywood at the beginning of the project and demonstrated how to use sandpaper to smooth the surface of the wood. Harmel then asked students to plan out designs on their piece of sanded wood and bring these designs to life with layers of brightly colored paint. Once the paint dried, students used manual drills to make holes and a rivet gun to add hardware, and just like that—each had a custom creative clipboard of their own creation.

Students will use their clipboards in Woodshop throughout the semester before taking them home or using them in their classrooms.

Enjoy photos from the experience and the finished pieces here.
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