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.
2022 class schedule
May 2 to 5 Broom & Dustpan Making - 4 days, level 1, + $35 materials fee (2 spots open)
June 13 to 18 - Spoon Carving Intensive - 6 days, level 1, no materials fee (class is FULL)
June 25, 26 & 27 - Intro to Green Woodworking - 3 days, level 1, no materials fee (3 spots open)
July 2 - 6 - Scandinavian Bentwood Tine Boxes - 5 days, level 1, + $25 materials fee
July 11, 12 & 13 - Advanced Crook or Crank Spoons (please note prerequisites) - (3 spots open)
3 days, level 1, no materials fee
July 18 to 24 - Make a Chair From a Tree - 7 days, level 3, + $50 materials fee (3 spots open)
August 1 to 4 - Hand Hewn Greenwood Bowls - 4 days, level 2, $25 materials fee (2 spots open)
August 8 to 13 - Small Coopered Wooden Buckets - 6 days, level 2, $35 materials fee (3 spots open)
September 3 to 6 - Bill Coperthwaite 4-board "Democratic" Chair - 4 days, level 1, + $15 materials fee
September 12 to 19 - Curtis Buchanan Shaved Windsor Side Chair - 8 days, level 3, + $140 materials fee
LINK to: Class descriptions
Please note - classification levels 1 through 3 are about the expected level of exertion -
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.
(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.
- 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 generally limited to 4 students plus our intern.
- Classes start at 8:30am 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