Dykes with Drills Introduction to Tools - Workshop @ 12pm


Dykes with Drills is pleased to present our Introduction to Tools Workshop at Brightworks School in San Francisco.

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

We pick a group project every workshop, train you on the tools you need to complete the project, then get to building for the rest of the workshop.

How the event will go:

12:00 - 12:15 Meet and Greet
12:15 - 12:30 Ground Rules
12:30 - 1:15 Tool Training
1:15 - 2:45 Project Time
2:45 - 2:50 Reset
2:50 - 3:00 Closing Circle

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

Tickets: $30-50 on a sliding scale available on Brown Paper Tickets. 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! 


Do you have kids and they want to come? Bring them! We love having kids in our shop.

The minimum age to participate is 8 years old. Ages 14 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.


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.


Brightworks School
1960 Bryant Street
San Francisco, Ca 94110