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Youth Classes in March!


Build a 3-Stringed Instrument during spring break

Carpentry for Youth ages 10-14

Session 1: March 26th & 27th, 10am - 1pm  |  $75

Session 2: March 28th & 29th, 10am - 1pm  | $75

The ReBuilding Center’s classes and workshops are made available to the community, regardless of income and offer an affordable way to develop DIY skills for greater self-reliance and creative expression. Class projects focus on building practical skills through hands-on use of tools and materials in our fully equipped woodshop. Learn about new classes through our bi-weekly ReFind Education newsletter.

For more information, you can email education@rebuildingcenter.org or call ReFind Education directly at (503) 542-5054.

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Current Classes & Workshops

All prices include materials.
Scholarships available through class registration links.

The class was fantastic. It gave me a lot more confidence to work with tools and maybe explore some DIY projects. I’m definitely looking forward to future classes as well.
— Tiana, student
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Intro to Carpentry: Step Stool

Saturday, March 3rd, 10AM-1PM  |  $65

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Intro to Carpentry: Sawhorses

Saturday, March 10th, 10AM-1PM  |  $60

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Intro to Carpentry: Tables & Benches

Monday, March 12th, 5:30-9 PM  |  $65

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Women's* Intro to Electrical for Homeowners

Thursday, March 15, 1-4 PM  |  $50

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Intro to Electrical for Homeowners

Thursday, March 15, 5:30-8:30 PM  |  $50

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Intro to Carpentry: Boxes

Saturday, March 17, 10AM - 1PM  | $50

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Intro to Carpentry: Picture Frames

Sat & Sun, March 17 & 18, 2:30 - 4:30 PM  |  $75

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Tool Sharpening Basics

Monday, March 19, 6-7:30 PM  |  $25

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Women's Intro to Carpentry: Tables & Benches

Thursday, March 22, 5:30 - 9PM  |  $65

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Intro to Carpentry Tools

Saturday, March 24, 10AM - 2PM  |  $65

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Intro to Carpentry: Cutting Boards

Sat & Sun, March 24 & 25, 3 - 6PM  |  $100

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Carpentry for Youth: 3-Stringed Instrument

Mon & Tues, Mar 26 & 27, 10AM - 1PM  |  $75

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Women's Intro to Electrical for Homeowners

Monday, March 26, 5:30 - 8:30PM  |  $50

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Carpentry for Youth: 3-Stringed Instrument

Wed & Thurs, Mar 28 & 29, 10AM - 1PM  |  $75

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Intro to Carpentry: Step Stool

Thursday, March 29, 5:30 - 8:30PM  |  $65


*Carpentry for Women classes are a safe and supportive learning environment for women to develop carpentry skills.

Gift Certificates

Know someone who would love to take a hands-on class on how to safely and creatively work with used building materials?

Purchase a gift certificate in any amount by clicking the “Buy Now” button below (no PayPal account required). For a sense of pricing, check out our current events here.

Within 1-3 days, we will send you the gift certificate via email to pass along to your recipient of choice! Each gift certificate will include a unique promo code to use during the class ticket(s) purchase process.

Youth Programming

The ReBuilding Center’s ReFind Education Program offers STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) opportunities for Portland-area youth through its Seventh-Grade Maker Experience. Portland Public School students attend three sessions in the ReFind shop where they receive a quick lesson on the physics of sound before designing and building a three-stringed instrument made of salvaged old-growth Douglas fir.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What if I can’t make to class?

You may transfer your ticket to someone 18 or older, and email us (education@rebuildingcenter.org) with their name and email address. If you need help finding someone to take your spot, you are welcome to post in the class event on our Facebook page, or ask us to share your email address with the class waitlist if there is one. We currently do not offer refunds or transfers between classes.

When and where to arrive?

Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes before class to settle in and be ready to go! Come in through our administrative entrance (red door across from StormBreaker Brewing and just north of our donation drop-off area). Signs inside the entrance will guide you to the ReFind Workshop.

What to bring/not to bring?

For your personal safety, please wear closed-toe shoes with a flat heel, tie long hair back, and avoid any dangling jewelry or baggy clothing. You may also want to bring a water bottle and a snack.

What are my public transportation/parking options?

The #4 bus stops within a block of the ReBuilding Center. The Yellow Max Line (Overlook Park stop) is about a 15-minute walk away. There’s also parking available on the surrounding streets.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket?

No - we'd prefer to save a few trees! We can look up registration details electronically if need be.

Is there an age limit?

All our classes are 18+ unless otherwise indicated in the class description. We do offer classes for youth groups, such as scout groups and schools. Please email us if you’re interested in arranging a private group class: education@rebuildingcenter.org.

How do I get a scholarship?

Limited scholarships are offered on every class registration page, and are generously supported by fellow students. Please accept this gift if you need it. Our only request is to limit yourself to one scholarship every 2-3 months to keep these opportunities widely available.

How do I make a donation?

There’s a donation option on every class registration page to add any amount that you want to pay forward. A donation receipt will be included with your registration confirmation email. Or to donate without taking a class, visit our donation page: http://www.rebuildingcenter.org/give-a-gift/

Other questions? Email us at education@rebuildingcenter.org.