Dykes with Drills Introduction to Tools @ 10am

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Dykes with Drills Introduction to Tools Workshop at Tinkering School in San Francisco.

In this workshop you will learn tool use and safety, team building and have fun doing it!

We pick a project theme for every workshop, train you on a couple of tools that we will focus on to complete the project, then get to building for the rest of the workshop.

This workshop will focus on using the chopsaw, jigsaw and drills.

How the event will go:

10:00 - 10:15 Meet and Greet
10:15 - 10:30 Ground Rules
10:30 - 12:15 Tool Training
12:15 - 1:45 Project Time
1:45 - 1:50 Reset
1:50 - 2:00 Closing Circle

What we promise you will get from this event is tool training, team building, confidence and fun using tools.

Tickets: $50-100 on a sliding scale available on our FlipCause account (registration available here). Need financial aid? Ask us! We want to make sure this event is accessible to you and prioritize aid to POC attendees.

Do you want to donate to make this workshop available to those who can’t afford it? Talk with us! 


We welcome anyone over the age of 12 to join our workshop. Ages 18 and under need to be accompanied by an adult.

Have you already been through our workshop once? Come back to increase your skills!

Yes we call ourselves Dykes with Drills, and we are a group of builders inclusive of all gender non conforming, trans people and allies.


Accessibility! 

Are you in a wheel chair? There is wheel chair access in the building, however not all of the tools are accessible or set up to be operated safely by someone in a wheel chair. Some modifications in the shop can be made if we know in advance that you are coming. 

Do you have a low scent tolerance? We ask that our participants refrain from using extreme scents, though cannot guarantee the workshop space  will be scent free. Please know that sawdust is present in the shop and we have masks available upon request.

Are you gender non conforming? Bathrooms are available at the school and can be set up as gender neutral upon all participant’s consent.

Are you ASL? We currently don’t have translation available, and would love to work with you about how you can access our workshops. We do have reading materials and much of the learning will be shown through actions.

The best thing to do if you are someone who has questions is to message us! We are happy to work with you and your needs

Dykes with Drills Introduction to Tools - Monthly Workshop @ 10am

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Dykes with Drills Introduction to Tools Monthly Workshop at the Rebuilding Exchange in Chicago

In this workshop you will learn tool use and safety, team building and have fun doing it!

We pick a project theme for every workshop, train you on a couple of tools that we will focus on to complete the project, then get to building for the rest of the workshop.

What we promise you will get from this event is tool training, team building, confidence and fun using tools.

Cost of attendance: $50
Registration available soon

Do you want to donate to make this workshop available to those who can’t afford it? Talk with us! 


Ages under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult, and approved by staff.

Have you already been through our workshop once? Come back to increase your skills!

Yes we call ourselves Dykes with Drills, and we are a group of builders inclusive of all gender non conforming, trans people and allies.


Accessibility! 

Are you in a wheel chair? There is wheel chair access in the building, however not all of the tools are accessible or set up to be operated safely by someone in a wheel chair. Some modifications in the shop can be made if we know in advance that you are coming. 

Do you have a low scent tolerance? We ask that our participants refrain from using extreme scents, though cannot guarantee the workshop space  will be scent free. Please know that sawdust is present in the shop and we have masks available upon request.

Are you gender non conforming? Bathrooms are available and can be set up as gender neutral upon all participant’s consent.

Are you ASL? We currently don’t have translation available, and would love to work with you about how you can access our workshops. We do have reading materials and much of the learning will be shown through actions.

The best thing to do if you are someone who has questions is to message us! We are happy to work with you and your needs

Tiny House for Homeless Youth Community Project


DYKES WITH DRILLS IS PARTNERING WITH YOUTH SPIRIT ARTWORKS

We are building one of 12 tiny houses in a tiny house village for homeless youth.

In January 2016, youth at YSA initiated a community organizing campaign to build a Youth Tiny House Village in the San Francisco East Bay. They are working in partnership with non-profit developer Housing Consortium of the East Bay and the local interfaith community to complete a multi-face, community-led Village that is designed by the young people it will benefit. The Village will feature:

  • 14 secure 8′ x 10′ Tiny Houses with lofted beds, windows, skylight, storage, electricity, furnishings

  • On-site, clean communal bathrooms and showers

  • A kitchen yurt for residents to cook weekly communal meals and securely store their own food

  • Community gathering space for meetings

  • Associated jobs training program through YSA

  • Associated social services through YSA

  • Restorative justice covenant and community process

  • On-site Resident Assistant who lives in the community

In addition to a prototype built in 2017, YSA has built two houses in March and April of 2019 and will be building 12 houses in August and September. 


WE ARE ACTIVELY RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS

We need the help of our community to building one of the 12 remaining houses by exclusively women, trans and gender non conforming folks.

We have six build days and are looking for 12-15 volunteers each day.

The build days are:

  • August 17 & 18

  • August 24 & 25

  • September 7 & 8

While we don’t know the exact time of the build each day, we anticipate building from as early as 8am to as late as 5pm.

Please sign up as a volunteer by emailing us at dykeswithdrills@gmail.com.

To learn more about Youth Spirit Artworks click here.

Tiny House for Homeless Youth Community Project


DYKES WITH DRILLS IS PARTNERING WITH YOUTH SPIRIT ARTWORKS

We are building one of 12 tiny houses in a tiny house village for homeless youth.

In January 2016, youth at YSA initiated a community organizing campaign to build a Youth Tiny House Village in the San Francisco East Bay. They are working in partnership with non-profit developer Housing Consortium of the East Bay and the local interfaith community to complete a multi-face, community-led Village that is designed by the young people it will benefit. The Village will feature:

  • 14 secure 8′ x 10′ Tiny Houses with lofted beds, windows, skylight, storage, electricity, furnishings

  • On-site, clean communal bathrooms and showers

  • A kitchen yurt for residents to cook weekly communal meals and securely store their own food

  • Community gathering space for meetings

  • Associated jobs training program through YSA

  • Associated social services through YSA

  • Restorative justice covenant and community process

  • On-site Resident Assistant who lives in the community

In addition to a prototype built in 2017, YSA has built two houses in March and April of 2019 and will be building 12 houses in August and September. 


WE ARE ACTIVELY RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS

We need the help of our community to building one of the 12 remaining houses by exclusively women, trans and gender non conforming folks.

We have six build days and are looking for 12-15 volunteers each day.

The build days are:

  • August 17 & 18

  • August 24 & 25

  • September 7 & 8

While we don’t know the exact time of the build each day, we anticipate building from as early as 8am to as late as 5pm.

Please sign up as a volunteer by emailing us at dykeswithdrills@gmail.com.

To learn more about Youth Spirit Artworks click here.

Clear Air Mountain House - Retreat & Workshop @ Sierra City

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JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST DYKES WITH DRILLS RETREAT & WORKSHOP

On June 14th, 15th & 16th we will be spending the weekend at the Clear Air Mountain House in the town of Sierra City, CA (scent free, chemical free, fragrance free) completing stairs and railing for an outdoor deck, and enjoying the Yuba river and mountain area. 

This is a great retreat for:

- LGBTQI identified folks, with an emphasis on “dykes”

- People with no (or a lot, or anywhere in between) experience in building and construction using power tools.

- People who are open to the fragrance-free lifestyle!

- People who love hanging with LGBTQI builders

- People who are interested in enjoying the Yuba river/sierras for the weekend

Max is 10 participants, so sign up now! (see below)


WORK 

We will work on the deck half days (4 hours) - learning and building for the Clear Air Mountain House. The other half of the day we will be outside hanging out at the river or local trails (PCT), waterfalls or maybe even the nearby sierra hot springs. 

STAYING

Camping or staying in a room with beds (shared lodging with comfy beds, bedding provided). Please bring all of your own camping gear: tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, etc.)

EATING

Healthy food will be provided and all food allergies and preferences will be accommodated. There is space in coolers for any items you must have ;-)

IMPORTANT NOTE ON FF

To go on this particular retreat, due to the nature of the lodging, participants must go through a cleansing of fragrances using water and perhaps some Dr. Bronners in advance of arrival. This involves washing everything that is brought (including yourself) in fragrance free soap or baking soda. 

Fragrance free products - sunscreen, lotion, soap, shampoo, conditioner are available for use for free at the Clear Air Mountain House.  More instruction on this will come with sign up.

COST

$150-200 Sliding scale, with scholarships available for those unable to pay more than $75 (scholarship available for POC and Trans people).  

$75 for work trade involving chemical-free cleaning (with the option to stay until Monday).

The above rates include food, lodging or camping, and instruction!

THE TEAMWORK VIBE

We ask for help with meal prep, clean up and other teamwork moments. This is a mostly volunteer organized and led weekend and we ask for at least 1-2 hrs per person.

To reserve your spot : Email dykeswithdrills@gmail.com


BASIC SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY

Arrival

7pm-ish - Dinner

SATURDAY

8:30 - Wake up, breakfast

Half day focus on the work project, including lessons on how to use a power drill, impact driver,  circular saw, chop saw, speed square, measuring tape, and aspects of outdoor building, wood and finishing. 

12 or 1pm - Lunch provided

Half day focus on fun at the yuba or hiking!

7pm-ish - Dinner

Evening: flexible -- with optional mini-concert or jam by OutMusic Awardee live-looping singer-songwriter Irina Rivkin
11pm - quiet time for those who wish to sleep!

REPEAT SUNDAY

MONDAY - clean up. 

If you have any questions please reach out to us at dykeswithdrills@gmail.com

Cheers!

DWD

Clear Air Mountain House - Retreat & Workshop @ Sierra City

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JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST DYKES WITH DRILLS RETREAT & WORKSHOP

On June 14th, 15th & 16th we will be spending the weekend at the Clear Air Mountain House in the town of Sierra City, CA (scent free, chemical free, fragrance free) completing stairs and railing for an outdoor deck, and enjoying the Yuba river and mountain area. 

This is a great retreat for:

- LGBTQI identified folks, with an emphasis on “dykes”

- People with no (or a lot, or anywhere in between) experience in building and construction using power tools.

- People who are open to the fragrance-free lifestyle!

- People who love hanging with LGBTQI builders

- People who are interested in enjoying the Yuba river/sierras for the weekend

Max is 10 participants, so sign up now! (see below)


WORK 

We will work on the deck half days (4 hours) - learning and building for the Clear Air Mountain House. The other half of the day we will be outside hanging out at the river or local trails (PCT), waterfalls or maybe even the nearby sierra hot springs. 

STAYING

Camping or staying in a room with beds (shared lodging with comfy beds, bedding provided). Please bring all of your own camping gear: tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, etc.)

EATING

Healthy food will be provided and all food allergies and preferences will be accommodated. There is space in coolers for any items you must have ;-)

IMPORTANT NOTE ON FF

To go on this particular retreat, due to the nature of the lodging, participants must go through a cleansing of fragrances using water and perhaps some Dr. Bronners in advance of arrival. This involves washing everything that is brought (including yourself) in fragrance free soap or baking soda. 

Fragrance free products - sunscreen, lotion, soap, shampoo, conditioner are available for use for free at the Clear Air Mountain House.  More instruction on this will come with sign up.

COST

$150-200 Sliding scale, with scholarships available for those unable to pay more than $75 (scholarship available for POC and Trans people).  

$75 for work trade involving chemical-free cleaning (with the option to stay until Monday).

The above rates include food, lodging or camping, and instruction!

THE TEAMWORK VIBE

We ask for help with meal prep, clean up and other teamwork moments. This is a mostly volunteer organized and led weekend and we ask for at least 1-2 hrs per person.

To reserve your spot : Email dykeswithdrills@gmail.com


BASIC SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY

Arrival

7pm-ish - Dinner

SATURDAY

8:30 - Wake up, breakfast

Half day focus on the work project, including lessons on how to use a power drill, impact driver,  circular saw, chop saw, speed square, measuring tape, and aspects of outdoor building, wood and finishing. 

12 or 1pm - Lunch provided

Half day focus on fun at the yuba or hiking!

7pm-ish - Dinner

Evening: flexible -- with optional mini-concert or jam by OutMusic Awardee live-looping singer-songwriter Irina Rivkin
11pm - quiet time for those who wish to sleep!

REPEAT SUNDAY

MONDAY - clean up. 

If you have any questions please reach out to us at dykeswithdrills@gmail.com

Cheers!

DWD

Clear Air Mountain House - Retreat & Workshop @ Sierra City

sierracity.jpeg

JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST DYKES WITH DRILLS RETREAT & WORKSHOP

On June 14th, 15th & 16th we will be spending the weekend at the Clear Air Mountain House in the town of Sierra City, CA (scent free, chemical free, fragrance free) completing stairs and railing for an outdoor deck, and enjoying the Yuba river and mountain area. 

This is a great retreat for:

- LGBTQI identified folks, with an emphasis on “dykes”

- People with no (or a lot, or anywhere in between) experience in building and construction using power tools.

- People who are open to the fragrance-free lifestyle!

- People who love hanging with LGBTQI builders

- People who are interested in enjoying the Yuba river/sierras for the weekend

Max is 10 participants, so sign up now! (see below)


WORK 

We will work on the deck half days (4 hours) - learning and building for the Clear Air Mountain House. The other half of the day we will be outside hanging out at the river or local trails (PCT), waterfalls or maybe even the nearby sierra hot springs. 

STAYING

Camping or staying in a room with beds (shared lodging with comfy beds, bedding provided). Please bring all of your own camping gear: tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, etc.)

EATING

Healthy food will be provided and all food allergies and preferences will be accommodated. There is space in coolers for any items you must have ;-)

IMPORTANT NOTE ON FF

To go on this particular retreat, due to the nature of the lodging, participants must go through a cleansing of fragrances using water and perhaps some Dr. Bronners in advance of arrival. This involves washing everything that is brought (including yourself) in fragrance free soap or baking soda. 

Fragrance free products - sunscreen, lotion, soap, shampoo, conditioner are available for use for free at the Clear Air Mountain House.  More instruction on this will come with sign up.

COST

$150-200 Sliding scale, with scholarships available for those unable to pay more than $75 (scholarship available for POC and Trans people).  

$75 for work trade involving chemical-free cleaning (with the option to stay until Monday).

The above rates include food, lodging or camping, and instruction!

THE TEAMWORK VIBE

We ask for help with meal prep, clean up and other teamwork moments. This is a mostly volunteer organized and led weekend and we ask for at least 1-2 hrs per person.

To reserve your spot : Email dykeswithdrills@gmail.com


BASIC SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY

Arrival

7pm-ish - Dinner

SATURDAY

8:30 - Wake up, breakfast

Half day focus on the work project, including lessons on how to use a power drill, impact driver,  circular saw, chop saw, speed square, measuring tape, and aspects of outdoor building, wood and finishing. 

12 or 1pm - Lunch provided

Half day focus on fun at the yuba or hiking!

7pm-ish - Dinner

Evening: flexible -- with optional mini-concert or jam by OutMusic Awardee live-looping singer-songwriter Irina Rivkin
11pm - quiet time for those who wish to sleep!

REPEAT SUNDAY

MONDAY - clean up. 

If you have any questions please reach out to us at dykeswithdrills@gmail.com

Cheers!

DWD

Dykes with Pride - Meet Up @ 6pm

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Do you like power tools? Do you like building? 

Maybe you want to know more about building and tools?

Do you identify as a woman, dyke, trans person, gender non conforming?   

Wherever you are in your creative, constructive journey we invite you to come join us at Jolene’s Bar in San Francisco for a night of connection and community building.

WHEN?

June 12th, 2019 @ 6pm

WHERE?

Jolene’s Bar, San Francisco

NOTE: WE WILL NOT BE USING TOOLS AT THIS EVENT. 


We like to use power tools, play, create and imagine, and want to collaborate with you. 

Yes we call ourselves Dykes with Drills, and we are a group of builders inclusive of all gender non conforming, trans people and allies.  This event is all inclusive and open to anyone and everyone who wants to join. 

Do you have questions about accessibility? Wheel chair access? Low scent? Vegan/Gluten free options? Asl or gender neutral bathrooms?

Message us! We are happy to work with you and your needs.

We are looking forward to collaborating and creating with you. 

With love,

DWD

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Build a Bat Box - Workshop @ 4:30pm

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Thursday, May 23rd 4:30 PM- 6:30 PM

Come and build a bat box! It can be a gift or for your own yard! Give local bats a beautiful habitat and reduce the bugs in your area and mosquito bites on your arms and legs ;-) Collect the guano for your garden. 

Learn how to use a few power tools in a safe environment and enjoy the beautiful woodworking space at Chimera.  You will go home with a painted, decorated, complete, bat box.

This class is taught by West! West is a naturalist, science teacher and woodworker.

Materials, tools and paint provided according to # of sign ups. So, please attend if you sign up and if you bring anyone, please make sure they sign up online!

> Beginners welcome.

> Ages 8+ welcome,  those under 18 must attend with an adult. 

Payment:

Sliding scale is according to your personal means between $5 and $50. Sign up HERE At with $5 and you can donate more in person if you are able.

What to wear:

Wear jeans and closed toe shoes preferably

Cancellation Policy:

This class has a minimum attendance of 4, all attendees must register 72 hours in advance.

**All classes must be canceled by e-mail at info@chimeraarts.org at least 72 hours prior to class start to receive a refund.

Dykes on Clark - Meet Up @ 7pm

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Do you like power tools? Do you like building?

Maybe you want to know more about building and tools?
Do you identify as a woman, dyke, trans person, gender non conforming?

Wherever you are in your creative, constructive journey we invite you to come join us at Farraguts on Clark for a night of connection and community building.

Note: we will NOT be using tools at this event.

When?

May 18th, 2019 @ 7pm

We like to use power tools, play, create and imagine, and want to collaborate with you.

Yes we call ourselves Dykes with Drills, and we are a group of builders inclusive of all gender non conforming, trans people and allies. This event is all inclusive and open to anyone and everyone who wants to join.

Do you have questions about accessibility? Wheel chair access? Low scent? Vegan/Gluten free options? Asl or gender neutral bathrooms?

Message us! We are happy to work with you and your needs.

We are looking forward to collaborating and creating with you.

With love,

DWD