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Design and Make a Skateboard

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Canterbury Adult Education Centre, Canterbury
Mixed Level
19:00 - 21:00
5 weeks

This course will allow students to learn the processes in the construction of a stakeboard. You will use a range of techniques using hand tools and can adapt your skateboard design to your individual requirement. During the course, you will identify the types of wood, how to handle and treat them, specific to Skateboards.

You will undertake each level of the process culminating in the final Skateboard.

At the end of the course you should be able to:
- Produce an individual mold specific to your design requirement.
- Use a template to create a shape for wood, taking and transferring measurements accurately.
- Safely use a variety of hand tools required for the process of skateboard production.
- Develop layers of wood using a glue process to develop "rough" board.
- Produce a skateboard using vacuum pack technique
- Select and use artistic medium to create a logo/brand
- Set up Skateboard using tucks, wheels and grip tape to supporting future maintenance.

How will I be taught?

Students will be encouraged to keep a sketchbook/notebook to record ideas, progress and processes. Please note that craft courses are practical requiring a degree of manual dexterity.

Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors, most of whom are practising craftspeople. They will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, instruction, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques.

At the start of the course you will work with your tutor to develop an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set out what you want to achieve by the end of the course. You will both monitor and assess your progress throughout the course to ensure your learning needs are being met. There are no formal exams or tests to complete on this course.

What do I need to bring with me?

We will supply everything you need for the skateboard construction. We have a wide range of hand tools available to use and the tutor will be able to advise you if there is anything specific you need to buy or could bring in from home for future classes.

What can I do next?

Further Woodwork courses or alternatively, we offer photography courses that would enhance Skateboarder and uploading images and film on to social media platforms.

What do I need to join the course

Everyone is welcome.
Beginners or those with some experience of woodwork or an interest in Skateboarding.
All will be provided guidance to extend their knowledge of all learners whatever their ability.

Getting to your course

Find us

Canterbury Adult Education Centre
Canterbury High School
Knight Avenue

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code CAN/122045/M/LC.