IAG is proud to offer vocational training to assist its people. When you walk into the IAG Woodworking Design Studio, you can feel the excitement in the air. This studio is where people come to learn new skills and make friends. And it’s changing lives in a big way. In these classes, participants are learning about different wood types, construction, and finishing. They are also learning about safety in working around the saws and other tools. Projects include tables, games, birdhouses, jewelry boxes, and other small wood gifts.
Why do we offer these classes? Because we believe that everyone deserves the chance to lead an empowered and independent life. And one of the best ways to do that is to learn new skills that can help you in your everyday life. These classes do just that – they teach valuable skills that can be used in a variety of settings.
Why else can participating in woodworking classes be so life-changing?
1. Confidence Booster
Completed woodworking projects gives a sense of accomplishment and a boost of confidence that can be used in other areas of life.
2. Organizational Skills
Woodworking classes can help you to become more organized and efficient in your everyday life. By learning new skills, you can become more efficient in your work. You may also find that you are able to complete tasks more quickly and easily.
It is so gratifying to create something with your hands! Because when you make something with your own two hands, you are putting a part of yourself into it. You are creating something that is uniquely yours. And when you sell that creation, you are sharing your talent with the world.
4. Creative Outlet
Woodworking classes can provide you with a creative outlet that can help relieve stress and tension. When you are focused on a project, you can forget about your troubles and enjoy the creative process.
5. Building Friendships
Making friends is an important part of life, and it can be especially beneficial for people who have vulnerabilities or disabilities. When people feel connected and supported, they often experience a significant improvement in their quality of life. The woodworking classes at IAG are a great way to make friends. You can share ideas, help each other achieve your goals, and build friendships that will last a lifetime.
6. Overcoming Challenges
In woodworking classes, you will be challenged to complete tasks that may be outside of your comfort zone. However, these challenges can help you to grow and learn new skills. Additionally, overcoming these challenges can give you a sense of satisfaction.
7. Sense Of Pride
People who take woodworking classes can often develop a sense of pride in themselves. This is because they can complete tasks that may have seemed impossible at first. The sense of accomplishment you feel when you finish a project can be very rewarding. Additionally, when you sell your creations, you are sharing your talent with the world. This can give you a great sense of pride.
We are so thankful to be able to offer these woodworking classes. If you are apart of Individual Advocacy Group and looking for an enjoyable and rewarding activity, consider signing up for a woodworking class today!