Industrial Arts

Monday, August 2, 2010

I’m not sure if this research will turn in to an article-- or not-- or if so, where, so I thought I’d do a bit of a link dump.

I was looking for some “shop” type classes in the Mission for my MissionLoc@l column, but really couldn’t find much of anything, although I did find these two interesting articles on why there aren’t more shop classes.

Also, the east bay seems much more progressive in this area than San Francisco:

The Crucicble
Adventure Playground
Youth Uprising

Speaking as someone who’s re-done their own kitchen, gutted her own bathroom, and helped build and install a wall of built-in in the front room/library/dining room (it’s less than 12 x 12... I get to call it whatever I want!), I would love this sort of thing as an adult resource. But it would have been pretty cool to learn this stuff outside of building theater sets, too. Like a whole class? way cool. I hope my son is not manually inclined, given the dearth of educational opportunities in this area now.

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