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My teachers really helped me understand the design process.... Nobody comes in knowing how to use the tools 100%, so don't be afraid to try new things and don't get discouraged when you make mistakes.

Katie '24

Philosophy

With hands-on processes and projects at the core, Lick Wilmerding High School Technical Arts teaches at the junction of Design & Engineering & Craft in service of Connection & Community & Purpose. Lick-Wilmerding Technical Arts is more than the "hands" part of the school. Our courses in Jewelry, Code, Wood, Sewing, Metal, Digital Fabrication, and Electronics are places for students to skill up and connect with their humanity. It's a place to learn about designing, prototyping, and building things together that bring joy, confidence, and meaning. Regardless of future study or career, Technical Arts classes teach students about project management, working in teams across differences, persistence in the face of challenge, resourcefulness, object and experience design, and the value of mindful craft. Our classes emphasize hard and soft skills and help form whole and flexible young adults, of all identifiers, for a changing world.

With hands-on processes and projects at the core, the Technical Arts teaches at the junction of Design & Engineering & Craft in service of Connection & Community & Purpose.

Foundational techniques of four different shop disciplines—metal, wood, electronics, and computer

Jewelry · Furniture · Welding · Wood Joinery · Sewing · Textiles

FACULTY

Samu Cortez

Samu Cortez

Tech Arts Teacher & Woodworking and Shop Operations Technician, Department Chair
Lizzy Brooks

Lizzy Brooks

Computing Teacher, Design & Technology Teacher
Leia Chang

Leia Chang

Creative Code and Design Faculty
Youssou Fall

Youssou Fall

Wood Shop Teacher, Design & Technology Teacher
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