Hanger Hall

Hanger Hall and SkillSet

Planting seeds of teamwork

In fall 2021, SkillSet partnered with Hanger Hall School to provide 8 weeks of maker-based curriculum for 8th graders on-site.

Students learned a variety of hand tools and power tools as they created tool boxes and mitered frames for collages. The course culminated in a design challenge, where students were asked to create scale models for garden boxes that would be built on the school’s grounds. The designs were juried by the students during a very serious afternoon of silent voting and critical design discussion, and the chosen design was built on-site by the students — now on display in the front of the school!

This partnership was made possible with the help of the American Association of University Women.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Reading design schematics
  • Measuring and marking
  • Safe use of hand tools, including: hammers, pull saws, drills, drivers, jigsaws, palm sanders
  • Building scale models
  • Safe use of a power miter saw
  • Construction site teamwork and safety practices
Fall 2021 SkillSet Instructors @ Hanger Hall: Amanda N. Simons, Amelia Pate, Leslie Rosenberg, and Hannah Sawyer


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821 Riverside Dr. Ste 140
Asheville NC 28804
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