Eighth grade handwork students learn the fundamentals of sewing. Using their own bodies as the standard of measure, students construct a pattern, which they use to create an article of clothing. Possible projects include skirts, shirts, boxer shorts, and pajama pants.
Students build stools using wood from a forty-inch thick oak tree from Glen Brook. This exercise teaches common tools such as froes, hatchets, drawknives, and spokeshaves, as well as quality traits such as patience and respect for workmanship.