We offer classes in traditional woodworking using hand tools in our timber framed,
solar powered school building here on the Pemaquid Peninsula in Bristol, Maine.
We are committed to keeping our class size as small as possible (4 students + our intern)
to foster a truly connected learning environment.
classes for 2021 - now accepting registrations
June 14 to 20, 2021 - Timber Framing Workshop (2 spots open)
building a small shelter at MCCS, co-taught by Andrew Donaldson & Kenneth Kortemeier,
level 2, no materials fee
June 26, 27, 28, 2021 - Non-electric Forging/Knife Making (1 spot open)
taught by Lucian Avery, level 2, + $20 materials fee
July 12, 13, 14, 2021 - Hand Saw Sharpening & Restoration (4 spots open)
taught by Niles Krech, level 1, + $30 materials fee
July 19 to 25, 2021 - Spring Pole Lathe: Build & Use (4 spots open)
level 3, + $150 materials fee, co-taught by Kenneth Kortemeier & Oliver Pratt
July 27 to 30, 2021 - Bill Coperthwaite 4-board "Democratic" Benches & Chairs (2 spots open)
level 1, + $15 materials fee
August 7 to 13, 2021 - Make a Chair From a Tree - level 3, + $45 materials fee (FULL)
August 17 to 20, 2021 - Scandinavian Bentwood Tine Boxes - level 1, + $20 materials fee (4 spots open)
August 23 to 28, 2021 - Spoon Carving Intensive - level 1, no materials fee (2 spots open)
September 4 to 10, 2021 - Welsh Windsor Chair Making - level 3, + $100 materials fee (2 spots open)
September 13 to 16, 2021 - Broom & Dustpan Making - level 1, + $35 materials fee (4 spots open)
LINK to: Class descriptions here!
Classification levels 1 through 3 are about the expected level of exertion -
(These levels are not about skill or experience -
our classes in general are accessible to people of all skill levels.)
Because we are teaching traditional wood working and all of our classes involve the use of hand-powered tools, there is a level of physical fitness and (hand) strength necessary to complete certain projects.
Level 1 is definitely accessible to people of average strength and endurance.
Level 2 requires a bit more stamina.
Level 3 is our most physical class.
- All necessary tools and materials are provided for all classes. Students are welcome to share lunch with us.
- All classes taught by Kenneth Kortemeier unless otherwise indicated.
- Class size is limited to 4 students plus our intern.
- Classes start at 9am and run until 5pm.
to register for a class, please print out a registration form,
read it carefully, fill it in, sign it and mail it to us with your $200 deposit.
(and feel free to email us to tell us your plans too)
- we have a waiting list for full classes, please be in touch -
tuition - $130 per day
plus any materials fees, if applicable.
2 day class - $260
3 day class - $ 390
4 day class - $ 520
6 day class - $ 780
7 day class - $ 910
all classes taught by Kenneth Kortemeier
unless otherwise indicated.
- use of tools is included,
lodging is not -
PRINTABLE REGISTRATION FORM here