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Dovetail Box and Hand Tool Workshop

701 Center for Contemporary Art offers Dovetail Box and Hand Tool Workshop June 4 – 8 for ages 9 – 17. Students will learn fundamental woodworking and hand tool skills to create their own dovetail box with a sliding lid. By discussing the nature of trees and the organic composition of wood, they will learn to work with the material efficiently and gain a deeper understanding of one of our oldest and most valuable traditions. The class will cover some simple math and geometry as well as structural and artistic design concepts which will help us to make a strong and beautiful box. Instructor Greg Alexander graduated from USC with dual degrees of music composition and political science. He is a full-time woodworker. Members: $105; nonmembers: $120.