Group Workshops

Heartland Forest is proud to offer workshops led by staff and volunteers with years of experience teaching individuals with acquired brain injuries, autism and other developmental disabilities the art of woodworking.

ABOUT OUR WORKSHOPS:

Heartland Forest’s workshops are open to private and community groups for individuals with acquired brain inquires or developmental disabilities.

All workshops include:

  • An indoor space in our Nature Centre for 2 hours.
  • Guided instruction from an experienced woodworker.
  • A take home project for all participants!

BOOKING ADDITIONAL TIME OR SPACE:

Make the most of your visit to Heartland Forest, have lunch and walk the trail or play a round of mini-putt. Additional add-ons are available based on availability, for pricing and availability please contact us directly. 

If your project does not take the full 2 hours allotted all groups are welcome to utilize their space by having lunch or taking a self guided nature walk free of charge.

SELECTING THE PROJECT:

Browse the list of products below to see Heartland’s most popular projects or contact us directly if you would like to make a custom project.

Nature Shop Products

Activity: Choose from a pattern/stencil or create your own custom design a plaque of wood then use our wood burning pens to see your design come to life!

Cost: $5/person

Recommended Time: Time will vary depending on complexity of the design chosen, 1 hour is recommended for most designs.

*Please note only 20 people may use a wood burner at a time.

Activity: Choose from a pattern/stencil or create your own custom design on a small wooden box perfect for storing small treasured items.

Cost: $10/person

Recommended Time: Time will vary depending on complexity of the design chosen, 1 hour is recommended for most designs.

*Please note only 20 people may use a wood burner at a time.

Activity: Prepare your block of wood by sanding it down until it is smooth, hammer in the nails in any pattern desired and see your vision become a reality as colourful string is added to create a design.

Cost: $5/person

Recommended Time: 30 minutes

Activity: Take your pick from our many stencils, stain and paint options to design a birdhouse unique to you!

Cost: $7/person

Recommended time: 30 minutes

Activity: sand, assemble and stain the frame of the sun catcher. Once assembled fill with your choice of colourful glass beads to reflect a vibrant display from any sunny window you place it in.

Cost: $15/person

Recommended Time: 1 hour

Activity: Create your planter by sanding all pieces of wood smooth, assemble and add your choice of stain. If desired add on the option to pot up small plants for your planter.

Cost: Planter on its own $10/person or Planter plus plants $18/person

Recommended Time: Planter on its own 1-hour or Planter plus plant 1.5 hours

Activity: Sand all your pieces smooth, choose how you would like to assemble it and add your choice of stain. If desired add on the option to pot up your very own plant to make your project complete!

Cost: Planter on its own $15/person or Planter with a plant $20/person

Recommended Time: Planter on its own 1-hour or Planter plus plant 1.5 hours

Activity: Count down blocks are fun and functional ways track the days leading up to a special occasion, or never buy a calendar again by making your very own date blocks. Both can be customized to suit individual style with various paints, stains and stencils to chose from!

Cost: $18/person

Recommended Time: 1 hour

Activity: Sand, trace, drill and customize this perfect travel size tic tac toe game.

Cost: $15/person

Recommended Time: 1 hour

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