"The goal is for the students to create and walk away with an heirloom."
The Butterfly Joint is a woodworking and design studio for children ages 2 years and up.
Lead by Danny Montoya, a credentialed early-childhood educator with more than a decade of experience in the classroom, The Butterfly Joint offers classes and camps that instill the importance of focus, problem-solving, resilience, determination and responsibility through the timeless art of woodworking.
Along with woodworking skills, The Butterfly Joint focuses on teaching children manners and personal responsibility as well as helping parents reinforce productive social and emotional behaviors for their children.
When students walk through the doors of the Butterfly Joint, they are transported into a woodworking studio designed just for them. They clock in with their very own punch cards, put on their work aprons, and get started on their projects after hearing the sound of the steam whistle.
The Butterfly Joint focuses on teaching children with traditional Japanese hand tools and focusing on the use of dovetails, box joints and loose tenons in place of screws and nails. The goal is for the students to create and walk away with an heirloom.